Mark 7:18-22 ESV

And he said to them, Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him,

Since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled? (Thus he declared all foods clean.)

And he said, What comes out of a person is what defiles him.

For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,

Coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.

Was Mark 7:16 removed from modern Bibles? |
This is a challenging case. Given the evidence, one could quite reasonably conclude that this verse was original (as the KJV, NKJV, and others do) or that it was not (as most translations do). Either way, in a situation like this, it is important to note both possibilities for the reader and to let the Spirit lead.
Do Not Labor for the Food That Perishes
Jesus offers himself to us freely as the food that endures to eternal life. No amount of working for God can make you taste him for the feast he is.
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