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Passage Lookup: Mark 7

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Mark 7:1
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(a)The Pharisees and some of the scribes gathered around Him when they had come (b)from Jerusalem,
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Mark 7:2
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and had seen that some of His disciples were eating their bread with (c)impure hands, that is, unwashed.
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Mark 7:3
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(For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they [a]carefully wash their hands, thus observing the (d)traditions of the elders;
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Mark 7:4
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and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they [b]cleanse themselves; and there are many other things which they have received in order to observe, such as the [c]washing of (e)cups and pitchers and copper pots.)
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Mark 7:5
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The Pharisees and the scribes *asked Him, "Why do Your disciples not walk according to the (f)tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with (g)impure hands?"
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Mark 7:6
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And He said to them, "Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘(h) This people honors Me with their lips , But their heart is far away from Me .
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Mark 7:7
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(i) But in vain do they worship Me , Teaching as doctrines the precepts of men .'
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Mark 7:8
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Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the (j)tradition of men."
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Mark 7:9
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He was also saying to them, "You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to keep your (k)tradition.
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Mark 7:10
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For Moses said, ‘(l) Honor your father and your mother '; and, ‘(m) He who speaks evil of father or mother, is to [d] be put to death ';
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Mark 7:11
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but you say, ‘If a man says to his father or his mother, whatever I have that would help you is (n)Corban (that is to say, [e]given to God),'
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Mark 7:12
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you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or his mother;
Mark 7:13
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thus invalidating the word of God by your (o)tradition which you have handed down; and you do many things such as that."
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Mark 7:14
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After He called the crowd to Him again, He began saying to them, "Listen to Me, all of you, and understand:
Mark 7:15
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there is nothing outside the man which can defile him if it goes into him; but the things which proceed out of the man are what defile the man.
Mark 7:16
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[ [f]If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear." ]
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Mark 7:17
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When he had left the crowd and entered (p)the house, (q)His disciples questioned Him about the parable.
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Mark 7:18
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And He *said to them, "Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him,
Mark 7:19
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because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and [g]is eliminated?" (Thus He declared (r)all foods (s)clean.)
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Mark 7:20
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And He was saying, "(t)That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man.
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Mark 7:21
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For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, [h]fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,
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Mark 7:22
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deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, [i](u)envy, slander, [j]pride and foolishness.
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Mark 7:23
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All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man."
Mark 7:24
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(v)Jesus got up and went away from there to the region of (w)Tyre[k]. And when He had entered a house, He wanted no one to know of it; [l]yet He could not escape notice.
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Mark 7:25
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But after hearing of Him, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately came and fell at His feet.
Mark 7:26
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Now the woman was a [m]Gentile, of the Syrophoenician race. And she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
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Mark 7:27
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And He was saying to her, "Let the children be satisfied first, for it is not [n]good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
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Mark 7:28
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But she answered and *said to Him, "Yes, Lord, but even the dogs under the table feed on the children's crumbs."
Mark 7:29
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And He said to her, "Because of this [o]answer go; the demon has gone out of your daughter."
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Mark 7:30
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And going back to her home, she found the child [p]lying on the bed, the demon having left.
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Mark 7:31
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(x)Again He went out from the region of (y)Tyre, and came through Sidon to (z)the Sea of Galilee, within the region of (aa)Decapolis.
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Mark 7:32
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They *brought to Him one who was deaf and spoke with difficulty, and they *implored Him to (ab)lay His hand on him.
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Mark 7:33
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(ac)Jesus took him aside from the crowd, by himself, and put His fingers into his ears, and after (ad)spitting, He touched his tongue with the saliva;
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Mark 7:34
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and looking up to heaven with a deep (ae)sigh, He *said to him, "Ephphatha!" that is, "Be opened!"
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Mark 7:35
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And his ears were opened, and the [q]impediment of his tongue [r]was removed, and he began speaking plainly.
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Mark 7:36
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And (af)He gave them orders not to tell anyone; but the more He ordered them, the more widely they (ag)continued to proclaim it.
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Mark 7:37
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They were utterly astonished, saying, "He has done all things well; He makes even the deaf to hear and the mute to speak."
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