MATTHEW 15:11

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Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

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Matthew 15:11 Translation & Meaning

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Not οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not Not
that which goeth εἰσερχόμενον To enter (literally or figuratively) goeth
into εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases into
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
mouth στόμα The mouth (as if a gash in the face); by implication, language (and its relations); figuratively, an opening (in the earth); specially, the front or edge (of a weapon) mouth
defileth κοινοῖ To make (or consider) profane (ceremonially) defileth
a τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) a
man; ἄνθρωπον Man-faced, i.e., a human being man
but ἀλλὰ Properly, other things, i.e., (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations) but
that which cometh out ἐκπορευόμενον To depart, be discharged, proceed, project cometh out
of ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
mouth, στόματος The mouth (as if a gash in the face); by implication, language (and its relations); figuratively, an opening (in the earth); specially, the front or edge (of a weapon) mouth
this τοῦτο That thing this
defileth κοινοῖ To make (or consider) profane (ceremonially) defileth
a τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) a
man. ἄνθρωπον Man-faced, i.e., a human being man

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  • 9  But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

  • 10  And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:

  • 11  Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

  • 12  Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

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




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