Matthew 15:11

“Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man: but that which commeth out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"{It is} not what enters into the mouth {that} defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Not that which entereth into the mouth defileth the man; but that which proceedeth out of the mouth, this defileth the man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Not that which goes into the mouth makes a man unclean, but that which comes out of the mouth.
- Basic English Bible

Not what enters into the mouth defiles the man; but what goes forth out of the mouth, this defiles the man.
- Darby Bible

Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
- Webster's Bible

It is not what goes into a man's mouth that defiles him; but it is what comes out of his mouth--*that* defiles a man."
- Weymouth Bible

That which enters into the mouth doesn't defile the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man."
- World English Bible

That thing that entrith in to the mouth, defoulith not a man; but that thing that cometh out of the mouth, defoulith a man.
- Wycliffe Bible

not that which is coming into the mouth doth defile the man, but that which is coming forth from the mouth, this defileth the man.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 15:11


Mt 15:11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man. The Mosaic law forbade Jews to eat what was ceremonially unclean, in order to teach the need of moral purity. The Rabbis added stringent precepts to prevent the slightest contact with ceremonial uncleanness, but were careless about moral purity. Christ shows that a pure heart is far more important than clean food, in the ceremonial sense, in the stomach. Pharisees in all ages have paid more attention to the letter than to the spirit, to the symbol than to that which is signified. That which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. The impure words that indicate an impure heart. What one eats does not render him defiled before God, but what he says. See Mt 15:18-23.

Discussion for Matthew 15

  • Cornetta beaty
    It was a great chapter!
  • Tom Roger Lilleby
    "The LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL" are not talking about the Jews.
    The Jews are the 2 tribes of the12 original HEBREW tribes that was separated from ISRAEL in a Civil War. The JEWS are the 2 tribes of JUDAH and BENJAMIN. They are refered to as "THE HOUSE OF JUDAH" in the prophecies. THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL are the 10 other tribes that was taken by the Assyrians.
  • Sellin Achieng
    God will never forget his people
  • Sellin Achieng
    May the blood of Jesus cover all my body with pray ,piece and help with all my need
  • Chukwu Isaac for verse 13
    In my own understanding according to Matthew 15 13 .....Jesus was talking in parable,using a tree so that we human being may understand him,................................ MEANING Anything that is in you,that was not planted by God most be rooted up,whether sickness,failure,poorvaty,not been a stake holder in things of lord,sin,etc, most be rooted up in Jesus name..AMEN........
  • Carlo
    The correct answer is kind for the heart is an organ that pumps blood,Christ spake this way to confound the unlearned.

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