Mark 7:21

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed euill thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For from within, out of the heart of men, evil thoughts proceed, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because from inside, from the heart of men, come evil thoughts and unclean pleasures,
- Basic English Bible

For from within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
- Darby Bible

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
- Webster's Bible

For from within, out of men's hearts, their evil purposes proceed--fornication, theft, murder, adultery,
- Weymouth Bible

For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts,
- World English Bible

For fro with ynne, of the herte of men comen forth yuel thouytis, auowtries,
- Wycliffe Bible

for from within, out of the heart of men, the evil reasonings do come forth, adulteries, whoredoms, murders,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Mark 7

  • BSP
    We need to make sure that we examine some of the traditions we hold dear and make sure we know why we are following them and not just because everyone is doing it.
  • BSP
    Jesus way saying that many were just paying lip service to him. They didn't really have a clean heart in their worship.
  • Melissa Martinez
    I think it is saying in verse 6 chapter 7 from the book of MARK that men can speak or say anything. But God knows all things and he knew that they didn't feel those ways in their hearts.as to go into verse 7 Jesus is saying how can it be that they worship him in vain, they are speaking of doctrines ,the commandments of men. They were ignoring the commandment of God and speaking their own belief.
  • Dee
    he also said he is the end to the law
  • JP
    I think you're wrong. Read Acts chapters 10 and 15.
  • Outrider
    Mark 7:14...23 has been used for eons to justify eating anything the Christian wants to. These passages DO NOT determine what the definition of what meat food is, this can only be found in Leviticus. Our LORD God YHWH defined for us what is meat food and what is an abomination to us. The Lord does not change and Jesus told us that he did not come to destroy the law but to fulfill it, and he kept God's law perfectly. So now re-read these passages and apply the definition of food per Leviticus to them and you will find, this is saying nothing at all about what you can eat. Food has been defined long before in Leviticus. Please read and compare what I have said, let the Holy Spirit guide your thoughts, and remember why follow man's commandments when you have a set of perfect commandments from God!

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