Mark 7:15, 18-23

15 there is nothing outside the man which can defile him if it goes into him; but the things which proceed out of the man are what defile the man.

18 And He said to them, “Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him, 19 because it does not go into his heart, but into his stomach, and is eliminated?” (Thus He declared all foods clean.) 20 And He was saying, “That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. 21 “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, 22 deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. 23 “All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.”

(New American Standard Bible)

… but is a person defiled by (bad) things that do go into their heart? I suppose those things would be the voices of temptation.

re His list of evil things: I think sensuality is OK. Other translations give “lasciviousness” or “licentiousness”. The Greek is ασελγεια (aselgeia): licentiousness (sometimes including other vices) — filthy, lasciviousness, wantonness (source). Other sources just give “licentiousness”.

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