Chapter 15Matthew

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1 Then come to :Jesus from Jerusalem Pharisees and scribes, saying, 2 Why do thy :disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. 3 But he answered and said to them, Why do YE also transgress the commandment of :God because of your :tradition? 4 For :God said, Honor thy :father and :mother: and, Who revileth father or mother, let him die. 5 But YE say, Whoever shall say to his :father or :mother, That wherewith thou mightest have profited by me is a gift to God, 6 shall in nowise honor his :father. And ye made void the law of :God because of your :tradition. 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,

8 This :people honoreth me with their lips; But their :heart is far from me.
9 But in vain worship they me, Teaching for doctrines precepts of men.
10 And he called to him the crowd, and said to them, Hear, and understand: 11 Not what cometh into the mouth defileth the man; but what goeth out of the mouth, this defileth the man. 12 Then come the disciples, and say to him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were stumbled, when they heard the saying? 13 But he answered and said, Every planting which my :heavenly :Father planted not, shall be rooted up. 14 Leave them, they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into a pit. 15 And :Peter answered and said to him, Declare to us the parable. 16 And he said, Are ye also even yet without understanding? 17 Perceive ye not, that all that goeth into the mouth passeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 18 But the things which go out of the mouth come forth out of the heart; and those defile the man. 19 For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witnessings, blasphemies: 20 these are what defile the man; but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not the man.

21 And :Jesus went out thence, and withdrew into the parts of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And, lo, a Canaanite woman came out from those :borders, and cried, saying, Have mercy on me, Lord, son of David; my :daughter is grievously vexed with a demon. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his :disciples came and asked him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. 24 But he answered and said, I was not sent but unto the lost :sheep of the house of Israel. 25 But she came and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26 And he answered and said, It is not good to take the bread of the children and cast it to the dogs. 27 But she said, Yea, Lord: for even the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from the table of their :masters. 28 Then :Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is thy :faith: be it done unto thee as thou wilt. And her :daughter was healed from that :hour.

29 And :Jesus departed thence, and came nigh to the sea of :Galilee; and went up into the mountain, and sat there. 30 And great crowds came to him, having with them the maimed, lame, blind, dumb and many others, and they cast them down at his :feet; and he healed them: 31 so that the crowd wondered, seeing the dumb speaking, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing: and they glorified the God of Israel. 32 And :Jesus called unto him his :disciples, and said, I have compassion on the crowd, because they continue with me already three days and have nothing to eat: and I would not send them away fasting, lest haply they faint on the way. 33 And the disciples say to him, Whence should we have so many loaves in a desert as to fill so great a crowd? 34 And :Jesus saith to them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few small fishes. 35 And he commanded the crowd to sit on the ground; 36 and took the seven loaves and the fishes; and gave thanks and brake, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples to the crowds. 37 And all ate, and were filled: and they took up what remained over of the broken pieces, seven hampers full. 38 And who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 And he sent away the crowds, and entered into the boat, and came into the borders of Magadan.

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