For evil thoughts come from within, out of people’s hearts, such as sexual immorality, thefts, murders, adulteries, Bible see other translations

“out of people’s hearts.” The “heart” is the source of life. Mark 7:20-23 is similar to what Jesus taught in Matthew 15:18-19 (see commentary on Matthew 15:18).

[For more on the heart, see commentary on Prov. 4:23.]

Commentary for: Mark 7:21