1 AND the Pharisees, and some of the scribes, who came from Jerusalem, collected together around him. 2 And seeing some of his disciples eating bread with hands unclean, that is, unwashed, they found fault. 3 For the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands to the wrist, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. 4 And coming from the market, unless they have washed, they never eat. And there are many other things which they have by tradition received to observe, as the washings of cups, and pots, and vessels of brass, and couches. 5 Then the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, Why do not thy disciples walk conformable to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?
6 Then he answering said to them, Well did Isaiah prophesy concerning you hypocrites, as it is written, "This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7 Now vainly do they worship me, while teaching doctrines the commandments of men."
8 For leaving the command of God, ye adhere to the tradition of men, the washings of pots and cups; and many other such like things ye practise. 9 And he said to them, Strangely do ye make void the command of God, that ye may observe your tradition. 10 For Moses said, "Honour thy father and thy mother:" and "he that curseth father or mother, let him assuredly be put to death."
11 But ye affirm, If a man say to his father or mother, it is Corban (that is, a gift), which otherwise might have been advantageous to thee from me; 12 then ye permit him no more to do any thing for his father, or his mother; 13 abrogating the word of God by the tradition, which ye have transmitted down; and many such like things ye do. 14 And he called to him all the multitude, and said unto them, hear me all of you, and understand. 15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him, can make him unclean: but the things which come out from him, these are the things which make a man unclean. 16 If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear.
17 And when he was come into the house from the multitude, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. 18 And he saith to them, Are ye also so defective of intelligence? Do you not consider, that every thing from without that entereth into a man, cannot make him unclean? 19 because it entereth not into his heart, but into his belly, and goeth out into the vault, carrying off all the impurities of the food. 20 But, said he, what cometh out of a man, that makes a man unclean. 21 For from within out of the heart of men proceed wicked reasonings, adulteries, whoredoms, murders, 22 thefts, inordinate cravings, mischievous actions, knavery, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, folly: 23 all these wicked things come from within, and render a person unclean.
24 And rising, he departed thence into the confines of Tyre and Sidon; and entering into a house, desired that no man should know it: yet he could not be hid. 25 For a woman hearing of him, whose daughter had an unclean spirit, came and fell at his feet. 26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by birth, and she entreated him that the devil might be cast out of her daughter. 27 And Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be fed, for it is not proper to take the children's bread, and throw it to the dogs.
28 But she replied, and said to him, True, Lord, yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
29 And he said unto her, For this speech, go home, the devil is gone out of thy daughter. 30 And going to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid on a couch.
31 And again departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. 32 And they bring him a deaf man, who could scarcely articulate; and they entreat him to put his hand upon him. 33 And he took him aside out of the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and spitting, he touched his tongue; 34 and looking up to heaven, he heaved a deep sigh, and saith unto him, Ephphatha! that is, Be opened. 35 And instantly his ears were opened, and the tie of his tongue loosed, and he spake distinctly. 36 And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged, the more abundantly they published it abroad.
37 And they were astonished beyond all imagination, saying, He hath done all things admirably; he maketh even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.