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Matthew 15:20

    Matthew 15:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands defiles not a man.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    these are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not the man.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    These are the things which make a man unclean; but to take food with unwashed hands does not make a man unclean.

    Webster's Revision

    these are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not the man.

    World English Bible

    These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands doesn't defile the man."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    these are the things which defile the man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not the man.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 15:20

    These - defile a man - Our Lord's argument is very plain. What goes into the mouth descends into the stomach and other intestines; - part is retained for the nourishment of the body, and part is ejected, as being improper to afford nourishment. Nothing of this kind defiles the soul, because it does not enter into it; but the evil principles that are in it, producing evil thoughts, murders, etc., these defile the soul, because they have their seat and operation in it.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 15:20

    These are the things which defile a man - These are the true sources of pollution in man.

    These are what corrupt and degrade. It is not the neglect of washing the body which defiles; it is the deep, inward corruption of the heart. And what a fountain of pollution is the human soul! What an array of crimes to proceed from the heart of man! What a proof of guilt! What strictness is there in the law of God! How universal is depravity!