These are the things that defile the person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the person.” Bible

“does not defile the person.” The Mosaic Law stated that eating certain foods made a person “unclean” in the eyes of God (Lev. 11:4-24), but Jesus changed the Levitical law on food and made it all “clean” (cp. Mark. 7:19).

Commentary for: Matthew 15:20