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

  • A disciple
    "Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind." In saying this, Jesus has revealed that each and every one of us is accountable first to God; and no amount of obstinate determination to follow ANY form or methodology may take the preeminence over His view of us; notwithstanding howsoever strongly one might protest!
  • Bruce
    Andrea: His Word says: every Creature of God is Good and nothing to be refused,if it be received with Thanksgiving:For it is Sanctified by The Word of God and Prayer. 1Timothy 4:4-6./ Oysters, clams,muscles, shrimp, lobster,any seafood. Cows, pigs, rabbits, muskrat, raccoon, squirrels, whatsoever,but always give Thanks for what you have
  • A disciple
    Andrea; If I may add here, the teaching of the Law in the eating of things designated clean and unclean; is in reference to our walk. "But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common." Acts 10 (esp. v28) confirms, The Kingdom of God IS NOT Meat and Drink..
  • Andrea McCallum
    To Bruce.
    Are you saying pork shrimp, lobsters etc are allowed as long as God's word is prayed over them?
  • Bruce
    Chad: We who are Born-again can eat what-so-ever:1Timothy 4:4-5: every creature of God is good, nothing to be refused, if it be received with Thanksgiving: For it is Sanctified by The Word of God and Prayer.
  • Chad I
    People often misinterpret verses 1-20 by saying Yeshua allowed the consumption of pork, shellfish and other unclean animals. Yeshua rebuked the Pharisees only for their man made law (tradition) of washing hands which is not found anywhere in the law of Moses.

    13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

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