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Matt 15  Mark 7    Luke  
10 And he called the people to him 14 And he called the people to him  
  and said to them,   and said to them,  
  "Hear   "Hear me, all of you,  
  and understand:   and understand:  
11 not 15 there is nothing outside a man*  
  what goes into the mouth   which by going into him  
  defiles a man,*   can defile him;  
  but   but the things  
  what comes out of the mouth,   which come out of a man  
  this defiles a man."   are what defile him."  
    16* [Let anyone with ears to hear listen!]  
12 Then 17 And when he had entered the house,  
      and left the people,  
  the disciples came   his disciples  
  and said to him,      
  "Do you know that      
  the Pharisees were offended      
  when they heard this saying?"      
13 He answered,      
  "Every plant which       
  my heavenly Father      
  has not planted      
  will be rooted up.      
14 Let them alone;      
  they are blind guides.      
  And if a blind man      [see Luke 6:39 above]
  leads a blind man,      
  both will fall into a pit."      
15 But Peter said to him,      
  "Explain the parable to us."   asked him about the parable.  
16 And he said, 18 And he said to them,  
  "Are you also still   "Then are you also  
  without understanding?   without understanding?  
17 Do you not see that   Do you not see that  
  whatever goes into the mouth   whatever goes into a man  
      from outside  
      cannot defile him,  
    19 since it enters,  
      not his heart  
  passes into the stomach,   but his stomach,  
  and so passes on?   and so passes on?"  
      (Thus he declared all foods clean.)  
    20 And he said,  
18 But what comes out of   "What comes out of   
  the mouth   a man  
  proceeds from the heart,      
  and this defiles a man.   is what defiles a man.  
19 For 21 For from within,  
  out of the heart   out of the heart of man,  
  come evil thoughts,   come evil thoughts,  
  murder,   murder,  
  adultery,   adultery,  
  false witness,      
    22 coveting,  
  slander.   slander,  
20 These are what 23 All these evil things come  
      from within,  
  defile a man;   and they defile a man."  
  but to eat      
  with unwashed hands      
  does not defile a man."      

* Note: Mark 7:16 is not found in Greek mss. of this gospel before 400 CE.
Its presence in mss. of the Byzantine recension & the Latin Vulgate
led to its inclusion in the traditional numbering of verses in Mark.
Modern translators generally follow critical editions in consigning it to a footnote.

Color Code
 Teal  Two texts use same vocabulary.
 Black   Words unique to a particular text.
   No parallel elements in this gospel.
*  Same wording, different order.
 137   Sequence in synoptic outlines
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