Matthew 15:18

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But those things which proceed out of the mouth, come forth from the heart, and they defile the man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But the things which proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the heart; and they defile the man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the things which come out of the mouth come from the heart; and they make a man unclean.
- Basic English Bible

but the things which go forth out of the mouth come out of the heart, and those defile man.
- Darby Bible

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
- Webster's Bible

But the things that come out of the mouth proceed from the heart, and it is these that defile the man.
- Weymouth Bible

But the things which proceed out of the mouth come out of the heart, and they defile the man.
- World English Bible

But tho thingis that comen forth fro the mouth, goon out of the herte, and tho thingis defoulen a man.
- Wycliffe Bible

but the things coming forth from the mouth from the heart do come forth, and these defile the man;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 15:18


Mt 15:18-20 Come forth from the heart. The emotional nature; the mind. Evil deeds are begotten of evil thoughts; evil words are the expression of these evil thoughts. These indicate a sinful heart and make a man sinful, or defiled.

Discussion for Matthew 15

  • Irene123
    When I was 18 I had had scoliosis for 2 yrs. I am 75 now. At 18 my left hip was 4 in. higher than my right; my spine was a backward 'S'. In June of '60 the Lord healed me, but I didn't know it was Him for 10 yrs. In '60 I had 'heard' there was a God; that was about it. I 'learned' that much in a mainstream church. So, Jesus does heal without OUR prayers, but I KNOW someone was praying for me.
  • Michele Miller
    Insight777: This is just to help you understand the right meaning of Matthew15:26NIV. "It's not right to take the childrens bread and toss it to their dogs."CHILDREN meansJews. BREAD means the word of God. DOGS means.Gentiles."We" were/are considered unclean to Jews..Jesus wasn't calling her a dog,being mean.He talked to her in a way she could understand.With her answer he was moved,and so healed.
  • Michele Miller
    insight777
    Im just trying to help you understand the right meaning of Matthew15:26 NIV "It is not right to take the childrens(Jews) bread (Word of God)and toss it to their dogs." (Gentiles) 24:" I have only been sent to the lost sheep of Israel." He was trying to save HIS "lost sheep" first. When the woman gave her reply,jesus found favor in her and healed her daughter. God is good.
  • Gideon
    I have no option than to love Him with all my heart because He first love me.
  • Brian
    Hi Jo-an,
    Is there a particular verse that you are having trouble with or just the Bible in general? Not sure how to help without knowing where the problem rests. but I'd love to help you out if I can.
    God bless you in Jesus name :)
    Brian
  • Judy
    Do not try so hard, but pray about the passage that worries you. Sometimes, we are not ready to understand and sometimes you have to take what is written by faith, until the time is right for you to understand. It is in God's time, not ours. Be kind to yourself and trust in our Lord.

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