Mark Chapter 7 (Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 The Pharises find fault at the disciples for eating with vnwashen hands. 8 They breake the commandement of God, by the traditions of men. 4 Meate defileth not the man. 24 Hee healeth the Syrophenician womans daughter of an vncleane spirit, 31 and one that was deafe, and stammered in his speach.
Then came together vnto him the Pharises, and certain of the Scribes, which came from Hierusalem.1
And when they saw some of his disciples eate bread with defiled (that is to say, with vnwashen) hands, they found fault.2
For the Pharises and all the Iewes, except they wash their hands oft, eate not, holding the tradition of the elders.3
And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eate not. And many other things there be, which they haue receiued to hold, as the washing of cups and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.4
Then the Pharises and Scribes asked him, Why walke not thy disciples according to the tradition of the Elders, but eate bread with vnwashen hands?
He answered and said vnto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you Hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth mee with their lips, but their heart is farre from me.6
Howbeit in vaine doe they worship me, teaching for doctrines, the commandements of men.
For laying aside the Commandement of God, yee hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots, and cups: and many other such like things ye doe.
And he said vnto them, Full well ye reiect the Commandement of God, that ye may keepe your owne tradition.9
For Moses said, Honour thy father & thy mother: and who so curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoeuer thou mightest be profited by me: he shalbe free.11
And ye suffer him no more to doe ought for his father, or his mother:
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye haue deliuered: And many such like things doe ye.
¶ And when he had called all the people vnto him, hee said vnto them, Hearken vnto me euery one of you, and vnderstand.14
There is nothing from without a man that entring into him, can defile him: but the things which come out of of him, those are they that defile the man.
If any man haue eares to heare, let him heare.
And when hee was entred into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
And he saith vnto them, Are ye so without vnderstanding also? Doe yee not perceiue that whatsoeuer thing from without entreth into the man, it cannot defile him,
Because it entreth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
And he said, That which commeth out of the man, that defileth the man.
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed euill thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,21
Thefts, couetousnesse, wickednesse, deceit, lasciuiousnesse, an euill eye, blasphemie, pride, foolishnesse:22
All these euill things come from within, and defile the man.
¶ And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entred into an house, and would haue no man know it, but hee could not be hid.24
The deafe healed.
For a certaine woman, whose yong daughter had an vncleane spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feete.
(The woman was a Greek: a Syrophenician by nation:) and she besought him that he would cast forth the deuill out of her daughter.26
But Iesus said vnto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the childrens bread, and to cast it vnto the dogges.
And she answered and said vnto him, Yes Lord, yet the dogges vnder the table eat of the childrens crummes.
And hee said vnto her, For this saying, goe thy way, the deuill is gone out of thy daughter.
And when shee was come to her house, she found the deuill gone out, and her daughter laied vpon the bed.
¶ And againe departing from the coastes of Tyre and Sidon, he came vnto the sea of Galilee, thorow the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.
And they bring vnto him one that was deafe, and had an impediment in his speech: and they beseech him to put his hand vpon him.
And he tooke him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his eares, and he spit, and touched his tongue,
And looking vp to heauen, hee sighed, and saith vnto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
And straightway his eares were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plaine.
And hee charged them that they should tell no man: but the more hee charged them, so much the more a great deale they published it,
And were beyond measure astonished, saying, Hee hath done all things well: hee maketh both the deafe to heare, and the dumbe to speake.
View Wesley's Notes for Mark Chapter 7
7:1 Coming from Jerusalem - Probably on purpose to find occasion against him. #Mt 15:1|.
7:4 Washing of cups and pots and brazen vessels and couches - The Greek word (baptisms) means indifferently either washing or sprinkling. The cups, pots, and vessels were washed; the couches sprinkled.
7:5 The tradition of the elders - The rule delivered down from your forefathers.
7:6 #Isa 29:13|.
7:10 #Ex 20:12|; Ex 21:17.
7:15 There is nothing entering into a man from without which can defile him - Though it is very true, a man may bring guilt, which is moral defilement, upon himself by eating what hurts his health, or by excess either in meat or drink yet even here the pollution arises from the wickedness of the heart, and is just proportionable to it. And this is all that our Lord asserts.
7:19 Purging all meats - Probably the seat was usually placed over running water.
7:22 Wickedness - The word means ill natured, cruelty, inhumanity, and all malevolent affections. Foolishness - Directly contrary to sobriety of thought and discourse: all kind of wild imaginations and extravagant passions.
7:24 #Mt 15:21|.
7:26 The woman was a Greek (that is, a Gentile, not a Jew) a Syrophenician or Canaanite. Canaan was also called Syrophenicia, as lying between Syria, properly so called, and Phenicia.
7:31 #Mt 15:29|.
7:33 He put his fingers into his ears - Perhaps intending to teach us, that we are not to prescribe to him (as they who brought this man attempted to do) but to expect his blessing by whatsoever means he pleases: even though there should be no proportion or resemblance between the means used, and the benefit to be conveyed thereby.
7:34 Ephphatha - This was a word of SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY, not an address to God for power to heal: such an address was needless; for Christ had a perpetual fund of power residing in himself, to work all miracles whenever he pleased, even to the raising the dead, #John 5:21|,26.
7:36 Them - The blind man and those that brought him.
Mark Chapter 7 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Matth.15 1.
2 Or, common.
3 Or, diligently, in the Originall, with the fist: Theophilact, vp to the elbowe.
4 Or, beds. , Sextarius, is about a pinte and an halfe.
6 Esai.29.13. mat.15.8.
9 Or, frustrate.
11 Matth. 15.5.
14 Matt. 15.10.
21 Gen.6.5. and 8.21.
22 Matth. 15.19.
24 Matt. 15.21.
26 Or, Gentile.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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