15 Then acame to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, 2 Why do thy disciples transgress bthe tradition of cthe elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. 3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? 4 For God commanded, saying, dHonour thy father and mother: and, eHe that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is fa gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; 6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus ghave ye made the commandment of God gof none effect by your tradition. 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8 hThis people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for idoctrines the commandments of men.
10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: 11 kNot that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. 12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? 13 But he answered and said, lEvery plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone: mthey be blind leaders of the blind. And nif the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. 15 Then answered oPeter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. 16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? 17 pDo not ye yet understand, that qwhatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 18 But rthose things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile sthe man. 19 For tout of the heart proceed uevil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat xwith unwashen hands defileth not a man.
21 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of yTyre and Sidon. 22 And, behold, a woman of zCanaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, athou Son of David; my daughter is grievously bvexed with a devil. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, cSend her away; for she crieth after us. 24 But he answered and said, dI am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25 Then came she and eworshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to fdogs. 27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. 28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, ggreat is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour. 29 hAnd Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto ithe sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there. 30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were klame, blind, dumb, lmaimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them: 31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the lmaimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and mthey glorified nthe God of Israel.
32 oThen Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, pI have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they qfaint in the way. 33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? 34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few rlittle fishes. 35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. 36 And he took the seven loaves and rthe fishes, and sgave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven tbaskets full. 38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
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