1 Enoch 5:4


3 And behold how the sea and the rivers in like manner accomplish and ⌈change not⌉ their tasks ⌈from His commandments⌉. 4 But ye--ye have not been steadfast, nor done the commandments of the Lord, But ye have turned away and spoken proud and hard words With your impure mouths against His greatness. Oh, ye hard-hearted, ye shall find no peace. 5 Therefore shall ye execrate your days, And the years of your life shall perish, And ⌈the years of your destruction⌉ shall be multiplied in eternal execration, And ye shall find no mercy.

Mark 7:20

New Testament

19 He said, “What comes out of a person defiles him. 20 For from within, out of the human heart, come evil ideas, sexual immorality, theft, murder, 21 adultery, greed, evil, deceit, debauchery, envy, slander, pride, and folly. 22 All these evils come from within and defile a person.” 23 After Jesus left there, he went to the region of Tyre. When he went into a house, he did not want anyone to know, but he was not able to escape notice.

 Notes and References

"... The juxtaposition of 'impure mouth' and 'hard of heart' in the next line is especially noteworthy, since the sinners' words are also said to be "hard." The connection may shed some light on the saying ascribed to Jesus in Mark 7:20-23. There, defilement is dissociated from food laws and is tied to the evils that come from the human heart. Mark could be drawing on a line of interpretation as old as the present text ..."

Nickelsburg, George W. E. A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch Chapters 1-36, 81-108 (p. 158) Fortress Press, 2001

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