1 AND the Pharisees and some of the scribes having come from Jerusalem came together to him,
1 1-2 pint measures], and brass vessels, and beds. 2 and seeing some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, unwashed hands, [they found fault]. 3 For the Pharisees and all the Jews eat not unless they wash their hands with the fist, holding the tradition of the elders. 4 And from a market, unless they baptize they eat not; and there are many other [customs] which they have received to hold; baptisms, of cups and sextuses [ 5 And the Pharisees and scribes asked, Why do not your disciples conform to the tradition of the elders; but eat bread with defiled hands?
6 And he said to them, Well did Isaiah prophecy of you, hypocrites, as it is written; This people honors me with the lips, but their heart is far from me; 7 but in vain do they worship me, teaching for teachings the commandments of men;
8 for leaving the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men. 9 And he said to them, Well do you reject the commandment of God, to keep your tradition; 10 for Moses said, Honor your father and your mother, and, He that reviles father or mother, let him surely die.
11 But you say, If a man says to his father or mother, It is a corban, which is a gift, by whatever you might be profited by me, [he shall be free]; 12 and suffer him no longer to do any thing for his father or his mother; 13 making the word of God of no effect by your tradition which you have delivered; and many such things you do. 14 And again calling all the people, he said to them, Hear me, all of you, and understand. 15 Nothing which being out of a man entering into him, can defile him; but those things which proceed from the man, these are the things which defile the man. 16 (Added verse not retained in Sawyer)
17 And when he had gone from the multitude into the house, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. 18 And he said to them, Are you also so without understanding? Do you not understand that nothing which enters into a man from without can defile him, 19 because it enters not into his heart, but into the stomach, and goes out to the earth, purifying all aliments? 20 But he said, that which comes out of the man, this defiles him; 21 for from within, from the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, fornications, 22 thefts, murders, adulteries, covetousness, malice, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things proceed from within, and defile the man.
24 And he rose up, and departed thence to the regions of Tyre. And entering into a house he wished no one to know it; and he could not be hid. 25 But immediately, a woman whose little daughter had an impure spirit, hearing of him, came and fell down at his feet; 26 and she was a Greek, a Syrophenician by race; and she asked him to cast the demon out of her daughter. 27 And he said to her, Suffer the children first to be filled; it is not right to take the children's bread, and cast it to the little dogs.
28 And she answered and said to him, Yes, Lord; for even the little dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
29 And he said to her, For this speech, go; the demon has gone out of your daughter. 30 And departing to her house, she found the little child laid on the bed, and the demon gone out.
31 And again going out of the bounds of Tyre, he came through Sidon, to the lake of Galilee, in the midst of the bounds of Decapolis. 32 And they brought him a dumb man that stammered, and besought him to put his hand on him. 33 And taking him from the multitude by himself, he put his fingers in his ears, and spit, and touched his tongue, 34 and looking up to heaven he groaned, and said to him, Ephphatha, which is, Be opened. 35 And immediately his ears were opened, and the cord of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke correctly. 36 And he charged them to tell no one; but as much as he charged them, so much the more they proclaimed [his works].
37 And they were astonished above measure, and said, He has done all things well; he makes both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.