1 Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.
1 The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus.
1 Now the Pharisees and some of the scribes came from Jerusalem and gathered around Him,
2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.
2 They noticed that some of his disciples were eating with unclean hands, that is, without washing them.
2 and they had seen that some of His disciples ate their bread with [ceremonially] impure hands, that is, unwashed [and defiled according to Jewish religious ritual].
3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
3 (For the Pharisees, in fact all the Jews, will not eat unless they wash their hands ritually, keeping the tradition of the elders.
3 (The Pharisees and indeed all the Jewish people don't eat unless they wash their hands properly, following the tradition of their elders.
4 and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they (b)cleanse themselves; and there are many other things which they have received in order to observe, such as the (c)washing of (E)cups and pitchers and copper pots.)
4 And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.
4 When they come from the marketplace,(F) they do not eat unless they have washed.(G) And there are many other customs they have received and keep, like the washing of cups, jugs, copper utensils, and dining couches.(a)(H))
4 They don't eat anything from the marketplace unless they dip it in water. They also observe many other traditions, such as the proper washing of washing cups, jars, brass pots, and dinner tables.)
4 and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they (c)cleanse themselves [completely according to ritual]; and there are many other things [oral, man-made laws and traditions handed down to them] which they follow diligently, such as the washing of cups and pitchers and copper utensils.)
5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
5 So the Pharisees and the scribes asked Jesus, "Why don't your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders? Instead, they eat with unclean hands."
5 So the Pharisees and scribes asked Jesus, “Why do Your disciples not live their lives according to the tradition of the elders, but [instead] eat their bread with [ceremonially] unwashed hands?”
6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
6 He told them, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites. As it is written, "These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
6 He replied, “Rightly did Isaiah prophesy about you hypocrites (play-actors, pretenders), as it is written [in Scripture],‘These people honor Me with their lips,But their heart is far from Me.
7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
7 Their worship of me is worthless, because they teach human rules as doctrines.'
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
8 You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition."
8 You disregard and neglect the commandment of God, and cling [faithfully] to the tradition of men.”
9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
9 Then he told them, "You have such a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to keep your own tradition!
9 He was also saying to them, “You are experts at setting aside and nullifying the commandment of God in order to keep your [man-made] tradition and regulations.
10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:
10 Because Moses said, "Honor your father and your mother,' and, "Whoever curses his father or mother must certainly be put to death.'
11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.
11 But you say, "If anyone tells his father or mother, "Whatever support you might have received from me is Corban,"' (that is, an offering to God)
11 but you [Pharisees and scribes] say, ‘If a man tells his father or mother, “Whatever I have that would help you is Corban, (that is to say, already a gift to God),”’
12 you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or his mother;
12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
12 “you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother.
12 "you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother.'
12 then you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother [since helping them would violate his vow of Corban];
13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
13 You are destroying the word of God through your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many other things like that."
13 so you nullify the [authority of the] word of God [acting as if it did not apply] because of your tradition which you have handed down [through the elders]. And you do many things such as that.”
14 After He called the crowd to Him again, He began saying to them, “Listen to Me, all of you, and understand:
14 And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:
14 Then he called to the crowd again and told them, "Listen to me, all of you, and understand!
14 After He called the people to Him again, He began saying to them, “Listen [carefully] to Me, all of you, [hear] and understand [what I am saying]:
15 there is nothing outside the man which can defile him if it goes into him; but the things which proceed out of the man are what defile the man.
15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
15 Nothing that goes into a person from outside can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.
15 Nothing that goes into a person from the outside can make him unclean. It's what comes out of a person that makes a person unclean.
15 there is nothing outside a man [such as food] which by going into him can defile him [morally or spiritually]; but the things which come out of [the heart of] a man are what defile and dishonor him.
17 And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
17 When He went into the house away from the crowd, the disciples asked Him about the parable.
17 When he had left the crowd and gone home, his disciples began asking him about the parable.
18 And He *said to them, “Are you so lacking in understanding also? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile him,
18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
18 And He said to them, “Are you also as lacking in understanding? Don’t you realize that nothing going into a man from the outside can defile him?
18 He asked them, "Are you so ignorant? Don't you know that nothing that goes into a person from the outside can make him unclean?
18 And He said to them, “Are you, too, so foolish and lacking in understanding? Do you not understand that whatever goes into the man from outside cannot defile and dishonor him,
19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
19 Because it doesn't go into his heart but into his stomach, and then into the sewer, thereby expelling all foods."
20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
20 Then He said, “What comes out of a person—that defiles him.
20 Then he continued, "It's what comes out of a person that makes a person unclean,
20 And He said, “Whatever comes from [the heart of] a man, that is what defiles and dishonors him.
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
21 because it's from within, from the human heart, that evil thoughts come, as well as sexual immorality, stealing, murder,
21 For from within, [that is] out the heart of men, come base and malevolent thoughts and schemes, acts of sexual immorality, thefts, murders, adulteries,
22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
22 adultery, greed, wickedness, cheating, shameless lust, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness.
22 acts of greed and covetousness, wickedness, deceit, unrestrained conduct, envy and jealousy, slander and profanity, arrogance and self-righteousness and foolishness (poor judgment).
23 All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.”
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
23 All these evil things come from within and defile a person.”
23 All these things come from inside and make a person unclean."
23 All these evil things [schemes and desires] come from within and defile and dishonor the man.”
24 And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.
24 Jesus left that place and went to the territory of Tyre and Sidon. He went into a house, not wanting anyone to know he was there. However, it couldn't be kept a secret.
25 But after hearing of Him, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately came and fell at His feet.
25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
25 In fact, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him and came and fell down at his feet.
25 Instead, after hearing about Him, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately came and fell at His feet.
26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
26 Now the woman happened to be a Greek, born in Phoenicia in Syria. She kept asking him to drive the demon out of her daughter.
27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
27 But he kept telling her, "First let the children be filled. It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the puppies."
28 But she answered and *said to Him, “Yes, Lord, but even the dogs under the table feed on the children’s crumbs.”
28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
28 But she answered him, "Yes, Lord. Yet even the puppies under the table eat some of the children's crumbs."
28 But she replied, “Yes, Lord, but even the pet dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”
29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
29 Then He told her, “Because of this reply, you may go. The demon has gone out of your daughter.”
29 Then he told her, "Because you have said this, go! The demon has left your daughter."
29 And He said to her, “Because of this answer [reflecting your humility and faith], go [knowing that your request is granted]; the demon has left your daughter [permanently].”
30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
30 When she went back to her home, she found her child lying on the bed, and the demon was gone.
30 So she went home and found her child lying in bed, and the demon was gone.
30 And returning to her home, she found the child lying on the couch [relaxed and resting], the demon having gone.
31 And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.
31 Then Jesus left the territory of Tyre and passed through Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the territory of the Decapolis.
31 Soon after this Jesus left the region of Tyre, and passed through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, through the region of Decapolis [the ten Hellenistic cities].
32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.
32 Some people brought him a deaf man who also had a speech impediment. They begged him to lay his hand on him.
32 They brought to Him a man who was deaf and had difficulty speaking, and they begged Jesus to place His hand on him.
33 And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
33 Jesus took him away from the crowd to be alone with him. Putting his fingers into the man's ears, he touched the man's tongue with saliva.
33 Jesus, taking him aside by himself, away from the crowd, put His fingers into the man’s ears, and after spitting, He touched the man’s tongue [with the saliva];
34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
34 Then he looked up to heaven, sighed, and told him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened!"
35 And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
35 The man's hearing and speech were restored at once, and he began to talk normally.
35 And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he began speaking plainly.
36 And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it;
36 Jesus ordered the people not to tell anyone, but the more he kept ordering them, the more they kept spreading the news.
36 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone; but the more He ordered them, the more widely they continued to proclaim it.
37 They were utterly astonished, saying, “He has done all things well; He makes even the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”
37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
37 Amazed beyond measure, they kept on saying, "He does everything well! He even makes deaf people hear and mute people talk!"
37 They were thoroughly astounded and completely overwhelmed, saying, “He has done everything well! He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak!”
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