Matthew 15:20

These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

These are the things which defile a man: But to eate with vnwashen hands, defileth not a man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

these are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not the man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

These are the things which make a man unclean; but to take food with unwashed hands does not make a man unclean.
- Basic English Bible

these are the things which defile man; but the eating with unwashen hands does not defile man.
- Darby Bible

These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
- Webster's Bible

These are the things which defile the man; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile."
- Weymouth Bible

These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands doesn't defile the man."
- World English Bible

Thes thingis it ben that defoulen a man; but to ete with hondis not waischun, defoulith not a man.
- Wycliffe Bible

these are the things defiling the man; but to eat with unwashen hands doth not defile the man.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Discussion for Matthew 15

  • 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.
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    let the righteous smite me it SHALL BE A KINDNESS let him reprove me its shall be an excellent oil. You want the brethren to rebuke or do you want chastening from the lord which can lead to sin unto death personally I want to be rebuked if its with scripture not with your philosophy
  • Manuelf324
    What we forget as a bible believer is when we rebuke(not scorn which is different) its because we love that person not hate. Heres a verse most kjv bible believers avoid. Thous shalt not HATE THY BROTHER Thou shalt in any wise REBUKE thy neighbor suffer not sin upon him. If you love the brethren you rebuke them you obey God you rebuke them you dont they will get chastened along with you!
  • A disciple
    "And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?" It is no secret to anyone who reads the Bible that there are certain kinds of men who will be offended at the directness of the Lord's speech; especially when it exposes sin and hypocrisy. For the men who were chosen to be the Lord's anointed Sent Ones, the rebuke is accepted as a shaming, in order to push them to grow up and be better men.
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 15:9 BUT IN VAIN THEY DO WORSHIP ME TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN CLOSSIANS 2:22 WHICH ALL ARE TO PERISH WITH THE USING AFTER THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN *****JAME 5:20 LET HIM KNOW THAT HE WHICH CONVERTETH THE SINNER FROM THE ERROR OF HIS WAY SHALL SAVE A SOUL FROM DEATH AND SHALL HIDE A MULTITUDE OF SINS*****EPHESIANS 4:27 NEITHER GIVE PLACE TO THE devil

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