Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1And the Pharisees and the Scribes who were from Jerusalem came unto Yeshua and they were saying: 2"Why do your disciples violate the tradition of the Elders? They do not wash their hands whenever they eat bread." 3Yeshua answered and said to them, "Why do you also violate the commandment of God for the sake of your traditions?" 4"For God has said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and 'Whoever reviles his father and his mother shall surely die.'" 5"Now you are saying, 'Everyone who will say to father or mother, 'My offering is anything by which you made a profit from me', should honor neither his father nor his mother*." 6"And you nullify the word of God because of your traditions." 7"Phonies! Isaiah prophesied well against you and said:"
8'This people is honoring me with their lips but their heart is very far from me.'
9'And they revere me in vain while they teach the doctrines of the commandments of man.' "
12Then his disciples approached and they were saying to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees who heard this saying were indignant?" 13But he answered and said to them, "Every plant that my Father who is in Heaven has not planted will be uprooted." 14"Let them alone. They are blind guides of the blind*; but if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
15And Shimeon Kaypha answered and said to him: "My Lord, explain to us this parable." 16But he said to them, "Are you still also not understanding?" 17"Do you not know that anything that enters the mouth goes to the belly and is cast out from there in excretion?" 18"Anything that proceeds from the mouth proceeds from the heart and it defiles the man." 19"For from the heart proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, murders, fornications, thefts, lying testimonies, blasphemies." 20"These things are those that defile a man, but if a man will eat after not washing his hands, he is not defiled."
21But Yeshua went out from there and he came to the borders of Tsur and of Tsidon. 22And behold a Canaanitess woman from those borders came forth crying out and she said, "Have pity on me my lord, son of David, my daughter is badly driven by a demon." 23But he did not give her an answer, and his disciples came and begged him, and they were saying, "Send her away, for she is crying after us." 24But he answered and said to them, "I am not sent except to the sheep that have strayed from the house of Israel." 25But she came and worshiped him and she said, "My Lord, help me." 26He said to her, "It is not good to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs." 27But she said, "Yes, my lord, even the dogs eat from the crumbs that fall from their master's table and they live."* 28But then Yeshua said to her, "O woman, great is your faith; it will be done for you as you will." And her daughter was healed from that moment.
29And Yeshua departed from there and he came by the seaside of Galilee and he went up the mountain and sat down there. 30Many crowds came to him who had the lame and the blind and dumb and the crippled and many others, and they laid them at the feet of Yeshua and he healed them. 31So that the crowds would be amazed who saw those who had been mute speaking, and those who had been crippled who were healed*, and those who had been lame walking, and those who had been blind who were seeing, and they glorified the God of Israel.
32Then Yeshua called his disciples and said to them: "I am moved with pity for this multitude; they have remained with me three days and they have nothing to eat, and I am not willing to send them away fasting, lest they should faint in the road." 33His disciples were saying to him, "Where is bread for us in the wilderness that will satisfy this whole crowd? 34Yeshua said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" And they said to him, "Seven, and a few small fish." 35And he ordered the crowd to sit for a meal on the ground. 36And he took up those seven loaves and the fish and he gave praise, and he broke and he gave to his disciples and his disciples gave to the crowd*. 37And all of them ate and were satisfied and they took up the remnants of fragments, filling seven baskets. 38But they who ate had been 4,000 men, apart from women and children.
39And when he sent the crowds away, he went up into the ship and he came to the border of Magdo.*