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18 (A)But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile. 19 [a]For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, unchastity, theft, false witness, blasphemy. 20 These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.”

The Canaanite Woman’s Faith.[b]

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  1. 15:19 The Marcan list of thirteen things that defile (Mk 7:21–22) is here reduced to seven that partially cover the content of the Decalogue.
  2. 15:21–28 See note on Mt 8:5–13.

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