Matthew 15

Then the scribes and Pharisees, who are from Jerusalem, come to Jesus, saying, Wherefore do thy disciples transgress the traditions of the elders? for they do not wash their hands when they eat bread. And responding He said to them; Wherefore do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? For God commanded saying, Honor thy father and mother: and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die with death. But you say, Whosoever may say to father or mother, It is a gift, whatsoever you may be profited by me; and he shall no longer honor his father or his mother. You made void the commandment of God by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, beautifully did Isaiah prophesy concerning you, saying, This people honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. But in vain they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. 10 And calling the multitude to Him, He said to them, Hear and understand: 11 That if which cometh into the mouth does not defile the man; but that which cometh out from the mouth, that defiles the man. 12 Then His disciples having come to Him say, Do you not know that the Pharisees hearing your word, were offended? 13 And He responding said, Every plant which my heavenly Father did not plant, shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone: the blind are leaders of the blind: if the blind may lead the blind, both will fall into the ditch. 15 Peter responding said to Him, Explain unto us the parable. 16 And Jesus said, Are you indeed still without understanding? 17 Do you know that everything entering into the mouth goes into the stomach, and is cast out into excrement? 18 But those things going out from the mouth come forth from the heart; and these pollute the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil reasonings, murders, fornications, adulteries, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies. 20 These are the things which defile the man: but to eat bread with unwashed hands does not defile the man. 21 And Jesus having come out thence, departed into the regions of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanitish woman having come out from those coasts, cried unto Him saying, Have mercy on me, Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is terribly demonized. 23 And He responded to her not a word; and His disciples, having come to Him, asked Him, saying, Send her away; because she cries after us. 24 And He responding said, I am not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25 And having come she continued to worship Him, saying, Lord, assist me. 26 He responding said, It is not good to take the children's bread and cast it to the little dogs. 27 And she said, Yea, Lord: for the little dogs eat of the crumbs falling from their master's table. 28 Then Jesus responding said to her, O woman, great is thy faith; let it be done unto thee as thou dost wish. And her daughter was healed from that hour. 29 And Jesus having departed thence, came to the Sea of Galilee; and having gone up into the mountain, He was sitting there. 30 And many multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, the blind, the deaf, the maimed, and many others, and laid them down at the feet of Jesus; and He healed them: 31 so that the multitudes were astonished, seeing the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking about, and the blind seeing: and they glorified the God of Israel. 32 And Jesus calling His disciples to Him, said, I sympathize with the multitude, because already three days abide unto me, and they have nothing which they may eat; I do not wish to send them away fasting, lest they may faint on the road. 33 And His disciples say to Him, Whence is there to us so much bread in the wilderness, as to feed so great a multitude? 34 And Jesus says to them; How much bread have ye? And they said, Seven loaves and a few fishes. 35 He having commanded the multitudes to sit down upon the ground, 36 He took the seven loaves and the fishes; having given thanks, He broke them, and gave to His disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 37 And they all ate, and were filled: and they took up the residue of fragments, seven baskets full. 38 And those eating were about tour thousand men, besides women and children. 39 And having sent away the multitudes, He went into a ship and came into the coasts of Magdala.
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