Matthew 15
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1Then they come to Jesus from Jerusalem—scribes and Pharisees—saying, 2“Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they may eat bread.” 3And He answering said to them, “Why also do you transgress the command of God because of your tradition? 4For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and mother; and, He who is speaking evil of father or mother—let him die the death; 5but you say, Whoever may say to father or mother, An offering [is] whatever you may be profited by me— 6and he may not honor his father or his mother, and you set aside the command of God because of your tradition. 7Hypocrites, Isaiah prophesied well of you, saying,

8This people draws near to Me with their mouth, and with the lips it honors Me, but their heart is far off from Me;

9and in vain they worship Me, teaching teachings—commands of men.”

10And having called near the multitude, He said to them, “Hear and understand: 11[it is] not that which is coming into the mouth [that] defiles the man, but that which is coming forth from the mouth, this defiles the man.”

12Then His disciples having come near, said to Him, “Have You known that the Pharisees, having heard the word, were stumbled?” 13And He answering said, “Every plant that My heavenly Father did not plant will be rooted up; 14leave them alone, they are guides—blind of blind; and if blind may guide blind, both will fall into a ditch.”

15And Peter answering said to Him, “Explain to us this allegory.” 16And Jesus said, “Are you also yet without understanding? 17Do you not understand that all that is going into the mouth passes into the belly, and is cast forth into the drain? 18But the things coming forth from the mouth come forth from the heart, and these defile the man; 19for out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, whoredoms, thefts, false witnessings, slanders: 20these are the things defiling the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.”

21And Jesus having come forth from there, withdrew to the parts of Tyre and Sidon, 22and behold, a woman, a Canaanite, having come forth from those borders, called to Him, saying, “Deal kindly with me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is miserably demonized.” 23And He did not answer her a word; and His disciples having come to Him, were asking Him, saying, “Let her away, because she cries after us”; 24and He answering said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25And having come, she was worshiping Him, saying, “Lord, help me”; 26and He answering said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread, and to cast to the little dogs.” 27And she said, “Yes, Lord, for even the little dogs eat of the crumbs that are falling from their lords’ table”; 28then answering, Jesus said to her, “O woman, great [is] your faith, let it be to you as you will”; and her daughter was healed from that hour.

29And having departed from there, Jesus came near to the Sea of Galilee, and having gone up to the mountain, He was sitting there, 30and there came to Him great multitudes, having with them lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others, and they cast them at the feet of Jesus, and He healed them, 31so that the multitudes wondered, seeing mute ones speaking, maimed whole, lame walking, and blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.

32And Jesus having called near His disciples, said, “I have compassion on the multitude, because now three days they continue with Me, and they do not have what they may eat; and to let them away fasting I will not, lest they faint in the way.” 33And His disciples say to Him, “From where to us in a wilderness [will we get] so many loaves, as to fill so great a multitude?” 34And Jesus says to them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven, and a few little fishes.” 35And He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the ground, 36and having taken the seven loaves and the fishes, having given thanks, He broke, and gave to His disciples, and the disciples [gave] to the multitude. 37And they all ate, and were filled, and they took up what was over of the broken pieces seven baskets full, 38and those eating were four thousand men, apart from women and children.

39And having let away the multitudes, He went into the boat, and came to the borders of Magdala.


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