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Matthew 15:19 "For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.

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      19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts--"evil reasonings"; referring here more immediately to those corrupt reasonings which had stealthily introduced and gradually reared up that hideous fabric of tradition which at length practically nullified the unchangeable principles of the moral law. But the statement is far broader than this; namely that the first shape which the evil that is in the heart takes, when it begins actively to stir, is that of "considerations" or "reasonings" on certain suggested actions.
      murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies--detractions, whether directed against God or man; here the reference seems to be to the latter. Mark (Mr 7:22) adds, "covetousnesses"--or desires after more; "wickednesses"--here meaning, perhaps, malignities of various forms; "deceit, lasciviousness"--meaning, excess or enormity of any kind, though by later writers restricted to lewdness; "an evil eye"--meaning, all looks or glances of envy, jealousy, or ill will towards a neighbor; "pride, foolishness"--in the Old Testament sense of "folly"; that is, criminal senselessness, the folly of the heart. How appalling is this black catalogue!

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Questions Related to this Verse

Where In Scripture Does It Talk About Adultery?

Where In Scripture Does It Talk About Blasphemy?

Where in Scripture does it talk about the commandments of men?

Where in scripture does it mention the partial lists of Crime?

Where In Scripture Does It Talk About the Depravity Of Man?

Where in Scripture does it mention God's warning toward false teachers?

Where In Scripture Does It Talk About Stealing And Thieves?

Where in scripture does it say that all men are sinners?

Where in scripture does it talk about man's wickedness?

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Brief Summary: In this chapter, we have our Lord Jesus, as the great Prophet teaching, as the great Physician healing, and as the great Shepherd of the sheep feeding; as the Father of spirits instructing them; as the Conqueror of Satan dispossessing him; and as concerned for the bodies of his people, providing for them. Here is, I. Christ's discourse with the scribes and Pharisees about human traditions and injunctions (v. 1-9). II. His discourse with the multitude, and with his disciples, concerning the things that defile a man (v. 10-20). III. His casting of the devil out of the woman of Canaan's daughter (v. 21-28). IV. His healing of all that were brought to him (v. 29-31). V. His feeding of four thousand men, with seven loaves and a few little fishes (v. 32-30).

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Jesus discourses about human traditions. (1-9)
He warns against things which really defile. (10-20)
He heals the daughter of a Syrophenician woman. (21-28)
Jesus heals the sick, and miraculously feeds four thousand. (29-39)

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