Flashcards in M 7 Quote Cards Deck (37):
Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen to me, everyone, and understand this.
For it doesn't go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body." (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)
He replied, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: "'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
"Are you so dull?" he asked. "Don't you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them?
Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret.
He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, "Ephphatha!" (which means "Be opened!").
Then he told her, "For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter."
and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed.
You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions."
Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them."
For Moses said, 'Honor your father and mother,' and, 'Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.'
"First let the children eat all they want," he told her, "for it is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to the dogs."
For it is from within, out of a person's heart, that evil thoughts come-sexual immorality, theft, murder,
All these evils come from inside and defile a person."
"Lord," she replied, "even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."
And he continued, "You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions!
But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is Corban (that is, devoted to God)-
Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it.
adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.
She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.
In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit came and fell at his feet.
then you no longer let them do anything for their father or mother.
Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that."
The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus
The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.
He went on: "What comes out of a person is what defiles them.
They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.'
After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man's ears. Then he spit and touched the man's tongue.
When they come from the marketplace they do not eat unless they wash. And they observe many other traditions, such as the washing of cups, pitchers and kettles.)
There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him.
At this, the man's ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
(The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders.
Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis.
So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, "Why don't your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with defiled hands?"
After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable.