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

“does not defile a 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