Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

入 口 的 不 能 污 穢 人 、 出 口 的 乃 能 污 穢 人 。

What you should eat could not render you a sinner. The man, the moral agent, the soul, could not be polluted by anything that was eaten. So you can’t eat sin with your food. Sin comes from within you. What proceeds from the man himself, from his heart, would defile him.

Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

豈 不 知 凡 入 口 的 、 是 運 到 肚 子 裡 、 又 落 在 茅 廁 裡 麼 。惟 獨 出 口 的 、 是 從 心 裡 發 出 來 的 、 這 纔 污 穢 人 。

What are you like inside?

Bible verse: Matthew 15:11, 17-18