Mark 7:1-13 Darby’s Translation

The Things That Defile

7 1  And the Pharisees and some of the scribes, coming from Jerusalem, are gathered together to him, 2  and seeing some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, unwashed, hands, 3  (for the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands diligently, do not eat, holding what has been delivered by the ancients; 4  and [on coming] from the market-place, unless they are washed, they do not eat; and there are many other things which they have received to hold, the washing of cups and vessels, and brazen utensils, and couches), 5  then the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why do thy disciples not walk according to what has been delivered by the ancients, but eat the bread with defiled hands? 6  But he answering said to them, Well did Esaias prophesy concerning you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honour me with their lips, but their heart is far away from me. 7  But in vain do they worship me, teaching [as their] teachings commandments of men. 8  [For], leaving the commandment of God, ye hold what is delivered by men [to keep]—washings of vessels and cups, and many other such like things ye do. 9  And he said to them, Well do ye set aside the commandment of God, that ye may observe what is delivered by yourselves [to keep]. 10  For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, he who speaks ill of father or mother, let him surely die. 11  But ye say, If a man say to his father or his mother, [It is] corban (that is, gift), whatsoever thou mightest have profit from me by ... 12  And ye no longer suffer him to do anything for his father or his mother; 13  making void the word of God by your traditional teaching which ye have delivered; and many such like things ye do.

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