Matthew 15



Human Traditions And God's Commandments

1 Then some Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,

1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,

1 Then Pharisees and scribes came from Jerusalem to Jesus and asked,

1 Then some Pharisees and scribes came from Jerusalem to Jesus and asked,

1 Then from Jerusalem came scribes and Pharisees and said,

2 "Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread."

2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

2 "Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat!"

2 "Why do your disciples disregard the tradition of the elders? They don't wash their hands when they eat."

2 Why do Your disciples transgress and violate the rules handed down by the elders of the past? For they do not practice [ceremonially] washing their hands before they eat.

3 And He answered and said to them, "Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?

3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

3 He answered them, "And why do you break God's commandment because of your tradition?

3 But he answered them, "Why do you also disregard the commandment of God because of your tradition?

3 He replied to them, And why also do you transgress and violate the commandment of God for the sake of the rules handed down to you by your forefathers (the elders)?

4 "For God said, 'HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER,' and, 'HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER OR MOTHER IS TO BE PUT TO DEATH.'

4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

4 For God said: Honor your father and your mother; and, The one who speaks evil of father or mother must be put to death.

4 Because God said, "You are to honor your father and your mother,' and, "Whoever curses father or mother must certainly be put to death.'

4 For God commanded, Honor your father and your mother, and, He who curses or reviles or speaks evil of or abuses or treats improperly his father or mother, let him surely come to his end by death.

5 "But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother, "Whatever I have that would help you has been given to God,"

5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;

5 But you say, 'Whoever tells his father or mother, "Whatever benefit you might have received from me is a gift [committed to the temple]"-

5 But you say, "Whoever tells his father or his mother, "Whatever support you might have received from me has been given to God,"

5 But you say, If anyone tells his father or mother, What you would have gained from me [that is, the money and whatever I have that might be used for helping you] is already dedicated as a gift to God, then he is exempt and no longer under obligation to honor and help his father or his mother.

6 he is not to honor his father or his mother.' And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition.

6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

6 he does not have to honor his father.' In this way, you have revoked God's word because of your tradition.

6 does not have to honor his father.' Because of your tradition, then, you have disregarded the authority of God's word.

6 So for the sake of your tradition (the rules handed down by your forefathers), you have set aside the Word of God [depriving it of force and authority and making it of no effect].

7 "You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you:

7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

7 Hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied correctly about you when he said:

7 You hypocrites! How well did Isaiah prophesy of you when he said,

7 You pretenders (hypocrites)! Admirably and truly did Isaiah prophesy of you when he said:

8 'THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.

8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

8 These people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.

8 "These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.

8 These people draw near Me with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, but their hearts hold off and are far away from Me.

9 'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'"

9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

9 They worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commands of men. "

9 Their worship of me is empty, because they teach human rules as doctrines.'"

9 Uselessly do they worship Me, for they teach as doctrines the commands of men.

Defilement From Within

10 After Jesus called the crowd to Him, He said to them, "Hear and understand.

10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:

10 Summoning the crowd, He told them, "Listen and understand:

10 Then calling out to the crowd, he addressed them, "Listen and understand!

10 And Jesus called the people to Him and said to them, Listen and grasp and comprehend this:

11 "It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man."

11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

11 It's not what goes into the mouth that defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man."

11 It is not what goes into the mouth that makes a person unclean. It is what comes out of the mouth that makes a person unclean."

11 It is not what goes into the mouth of a man that makes him unclean and defiled, but what comes out of the mouth; this makes a man unclean and defiles [him].

12 Then the disciples came and said to Him, "Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this statement?"

12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

12 Then the disciples came up and told Him, "Do You know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard this statement?"

12 Then the disciples came and asked him, "Do you realize that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this statement?"

12 Then the disciples came and said to Him, Do You know that the Pharisees were displeased and offended and indignant when they heard this saying?

13 But He answered and said, "Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant shall be uprooted.

13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

13 He replied, "Every plant that My heavenly Father didn't plant will be uprooted.

13 He replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant will be pulled up by the roots.

13 He answered, Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be torn up by the roots.

14 "Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit."

14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

14 Leave them alone! They are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."

14 Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If one blind person leads another blind person, both will fall into a ditch."

14 Let them alone and disregard them; they are blind guides and teachers. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a ditch.

15 Peter said to Him, "Explain the parable to us."

15 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.

15 Then Peter replied to Him, "Explain this parable to us."

15 Then Peter told him, "Explain to us this parable."

15 But Peter said to Him, Explain this proverb (this maxim) to us.

16 Jesus said, "Are you still lacking in understanding also?

16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?

16 "Are even you still lacking in understanding?" He asked.

16 Jesus said, "Are you still so ignorant?

16 And He said, Are you also even yet dull and ignorant [without understanding and unable to put things together]?

17 "Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated?

17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

17 "Don't you realize that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is eliminated?

17 Don't you know that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and then is expelled as waste?

17 Do you not see and understand that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the abdomen and so passes on into the place where discharges are deposited?

18 "But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.

18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

18 But what comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this defiles a man.

18 But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and it is those things that make a person unclean.

18 But whatever comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and this is what makes a man unclean and defiles [him].

19 "For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.

19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

19 For from the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual immoralities, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.

19 It is out of the heart that evil thoughts come, as well as murder, adultery, sexual immorality, stealing, false testimony, and slander.

19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts (reasonings and disputings and designs) such as murder, adultery, sexual vice, theft, false witnessing, slander, and irreverent speech.

20 "These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man."

20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

20 These are the things that defile a man, but eating with unwashed hands does not defile a man."

20 These are the things that make a person unclean. But eating with unwashed hands doesn't make a person unclean."

20 These are what make a man unclean and defile [him]; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him unclean or defile [him].

A Canaanite Woman's Great Faith

21 Jesus went away from there, and withdrew into the district of Tyre and Sidon.

21 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.

21 When Jesus left there, He withdrew to the area of Tyre and Sidon.

21 Then Jesus left that place and went to the region of Tyre and Sidon.

21 And going away from there, Jesus withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon.

22 And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed."

22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came and kept crying out, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly tormented by a demon."

22 Suddenly, a Canaanite woman from that territory came near and began to shout, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed!"

22 And behold, a woman who was a Canaanite from that district came out and, with a [loud, troublesomely urgent] cry, begged, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is miserably and distressingly and cruelly possessed by a demon!

23 But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, "Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us."

23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

23 Yet He did not say a word to her. So His disciples approached Him and urged Him, "Send her away because she cries out after us."

23 But he didn't answer her at all. Then his disciples came up and kept urging him, "Send her away, because she keeps on screaming as she follows us."

23 But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, Send her away, for she is crying out after us.

24 But He answered and said, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

24 He replied, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

24 But he replied, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the nation of Israel."

24 He answered, I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

25 But she came and began to bow down before Him, saying, "Lord, help me!"

25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

25 But she came, knelt before Him, and said, "Lord, help me!"

25 Then she came and fell down before him, saying, "Lord, help me!"

25 But she came and, kneeling, worshiped Him and kept praying, Lord, help me!

26 And He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."

26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.

26 He answered, "It isn't right to take the children's bread and throw it to their dogs."

26 He replied, "It's not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the puppies."

26 And He answered, It is not right (proper, becoming, or fair) to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs.

27 But she said, "Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters' table."

27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

27 "Yes, Lord," she said, "yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table!"

27 She said, "Yes, Lord. But even the puppies eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' tables."

27 She said, Yes, Lord, yet even the little pups ( little whelps) eat the crumbs that fall from their [young] masters' table.

28 Then Jesus said to her, "O woman, your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish." And her daughter was healed at once.

28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

28 Then Jesus replied to her, "Woman, your faith is great. Let it be done for you as you want." And from that moment her daughter was cured.

28 Then Jesus answered her, "Lady, your faith is great! What you want is granted." That very hour her daughter was healed.

28 Then Jesus answered her, O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you wish. And her daughter was cured from that moment.

Many Others Healed In Galilee

29 Departing from there, Jesus went along by the Sea of Galilee, and having gone up on the mountain, He was sitting there.

29 And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.

29 Moving on from there, Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee. He went up on a mountain and sat there,

29 Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a hillside and sat down.

29 And Jesus went on from there and passed along the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Then He went up into the hills and kept sitting there.

30 And large crowds came to Him, bringing with them those who were lame, crippled, blind, mute, and many others, and they laid them down at His feet; and He healed them.

30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:

30 and large crowds came to Him, having with them the lame, the blind, the deformed, those unable to speak, and many others. They put them at His feet, and He healed them.

30 Large crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, those unable to talk, and many others. They placed them at his feet, and he healed them.

30 And a great multitude came to Him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the dumb, and many others, and they put them down at His feet; and He cured them,

31 So the crowd marveled as they saw the mute speaking, the crippled restored, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.

31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

31 So the crowd was amazed when they saw those unable to speak talking, the deformed restored, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they gave glory to the God of Israel.

31 As a result, the crowd was amazed to see those who were unable to talk speaking, the crippled healed, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. So they praised the God of Israel.

31 So that the crowd was amazed when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they recognized and praised and thanked and glorified the God of Israel.

The Feeding Of Four Thousand

32 And Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, "I feel compassion for the people, because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way."

32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I 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 faint in the way.

32 Now Jesus summoned His disciples and said, "I have compassion on the crowd, because they've already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away hungry; otherwise they might collapse on the way."

32 Then Jesus called his disciples and said, "I have compassion for the crowd because they have already been with me for three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away without food, or they may faint on the road."

32 Then Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, I have pity and sympathy and am deeply moved for the crowd, because they have been with Me now three days and they have nothing [at all left] to eat; and I am not willing to send them away hungry, lest they faint or become exhausted on the way.

33 The disciples said to Him, "Where would we get so many loaves in this desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd?"

33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?

33 The disciples said to Him, "Where could we get enough bread in this desolate place to fill such a crowd?"

33 The disciples asked him, "Where in the wilderness are we to get enough bread to feed such a crowd?"

33 And the disciples said to Him, Where are we to get bread sufficient to feed so great a crowd in this isolated and desert place?

34 And Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" And they said, "Seven, and a few small fish."

34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.

34 "How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked them. "Seven," they said, "and a few small fish."

34 Jesus asked them, "How many loaves of bread do you have?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish."

34 And Jesus asked them, How many loaves of bread do you have? They replied, Seven, and a few small fish.

35 And He directed the people to sit down on the ground;

35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

35 After commanding the crowd to sit down on the ground,

35 Ordering the crowd to sit down on the ground,

35 And ordering the crowd to recline on the ground,

36 and He took the seven loaves and the fish; and giving thanks, He broke them and started giving them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.

36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

36 He took the seven loaves and the fish, and He gave thanks, broke them, and kept on giving them to the disciples, and the disciples [gave them] to the crowds.

36 he took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks. Then he broke them in pieces and kept giving them to his disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.

36 He took the seven loaves and the fish, and when He had given thanks, He broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.

37 And they all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, seven large baskets full.

37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.

37 They all ate and were filled. Then they collected the leftover pieces-seven large baskets full.

37 All of them ate until they were filled, then the disciples picked up what was left of the broken pieces seven baskets full.

37 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they gathered up seven [ large provision] baskets full of the broken pieces that were left over.

38 And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.

38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.

38 Now those who ate were 4,000 men, besides women and children.

38 Now those who had eaten were four thousand men, besides women and children.

38 Those who ate were 4,000 men, not including the women and the children.

39 And sending away the crowds, Jesus got into the boat and came to the region of Magadan.

39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.

39 After dismissing the crowds, He got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan.

39 After he sent the crowds away, he got into a boat and went to the region of Magadan.

39 Then He dismissed the crowds, got into the boat, and went to the district of Magadan.



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