MATTHEW 15:18

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But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

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Matthew 15:18 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
those things which proceed ἐκπορευόμενα To depart, be discharged, proceed, project those things proceed
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) out
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
come forth ἐξέρχεται To issue (literally or figuratively) come forth
from 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) from
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
heart; καρδίας The heart, i.e., (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle heart
and they κἀκεῖνα Likewise that (or those) and they
defile κοινοῖ To make (or consider) profane (ceremonially) defile
the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
man. ἄνθρωπον Man-faced, i.e., a human being man

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  • 16  And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?

  • 17  Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

  • 18  But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

  • 19  For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

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




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