7:14 Then 1 he called the crowd again and said to them, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand. 7:15 There is nothing outside of a person that can defile him by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles him.”7:16 [[EMPTY]] 2
7:17 Now 3 when Jesus 4 had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about the parable. 7:18 He said to them, “Are you so foolish? Don’t you understand that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him? 7:19 For it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and then goes out into the sewer.” 5 (This means all foods are clean.) 6 7:20 He said, “What comes out of a person defiles him. 7:21 For from within, out of the human heart, come evil ideas, sexual immorality, theft, murder, 7:22 adultery, greed, evil, deceit, debauchery, envy, slander, pride, and folly. 7:23 All these evils come from within and defile a person.”
1 tn Grk “And.” Here καί (kai) has been translated as “then” to indicate the implied sequence of events within the narrative.
2 tc Most later
3 tn Grk “And.” Here καί (kai) has been translated as “now” to indicate the transition to a new topic.
4 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
5 tn Or “into the latrine.”
6 sn This is a parenthetical note by the author.