Jesus Speaks: Evil Starts in the Heart

Jesus was sent by God to visit earth 2,000 years ago. What He said was recorded by eyewitnesses in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John in the Bible.  This is what Jesus said about evil being in the hearts of mankind.

Listen and try to understand. It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth.[1]Matthew 15:10-11 NLT

Don’t you know that anything that is swallowed works its way through the intestines and is finally defecated? But what comes out of the mouth gets its start in the heart. It’s from the heart that we vomit up evil arguments, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, lies, and cussing. That’s what pollutes.[2]Matthew 15:16-19 MSG

All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you.[3]Mark 7:23 NLT


1Matthew 15:10-11 NLT
2Matthew 15:16-19 MSG
3Mark 7:23 NLT