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What comes out of a man defiles him, not what goes into him.

BibleGateway: Mark 7:14-23

ESV Text: Mark 7:14-23

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:48 and ends at about 2:58

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14 And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand: 15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man. 16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. 17 And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. 18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him; 19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats? 20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 318:
Before Thee, God, Who Knowest All

— Organ Audio

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1. Before Thee, God, who knowest all, 
With grief and shame I prostrate fall. 
I see my sins against Thee, Lord, 
The sins of thought, of deed, and word. 
They press me sore; I cry to Thee: 
O God, be merciful to me! 

2. O Lord, my God, to Thee I pray: 
Oh, cast me not in wrath away! 
Let Thy good Spirit ne’er depart, 
But let Him draw to Thee my heart 
That truly penitent I be: 
O God, be merciful to me! 

3. O Jesus, let Thy precious blood 
Be to my soul a cleansing flood. 
Turn not, O Lord, Thy guest away, 
But grant that justified I may 
Go to my house at peace with Thee: 
O God, be merciful to me!