This week's readings are all from Mark chapter 7. Each day's segments of the readings will be posted on this site during the week.
This week’s readings are all from Mark chapter 7. Click here to see the full reading and a list of each day’s readings. Each day’s segments of the readings will be posted on this site during the week.
Then he called the crowd again and said to them, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand. There is nothing outside of a person that can defile him by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles him.”
Now when Jesus had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about the parable. He said to them, “Are you so foolish? Don’t you understand that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him? For it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and then goes out into the sewer.” (This means all foods are clean.) He said, “What comes out of a person defiles him. For from within, out of the human heart, come evil ideas, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, evil, deceit, debauchery, envy, slander, pride, and folly. All these evils come from within and defile a person.” (Mark 7.14–23 NET)
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Resources for the Reading
- Gospel Parallels: What Makes Someone Unclean
- Gospel Parallels: The Syro-Phoenician (Canaanite) Woman
- Gospel Parallels: Jesus Heals a Deaf Mute and Many Others