1 Then come together to him the Pharisees and certain of the scribes, who came from Jerusalem. 2 And they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, unwashen hands. 3 Now the Pharisees and all the Jews, except they wash their hands to the wrist, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. 4 And coming from the market, unless they wash, they eat not: and many other things there are which they have received to hold, the washings of cups and pots and brasen vessels and couches. 5 Then the Pharisees ask him, Why walk not thy disciples, according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with defiled hands?
6 He answering said to them, Well hath Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7 But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
8 For leaving the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. 9 And he said to them, Full well ye abolish the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. 10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother, and, Whoso revileth father or mother, he shall surely die.
11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest have been profited by me: he shall be free. 12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; 13 Abrogating the word of God by your traditions which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do. 14 And calling all the multitude, he said to them, Hearken to me every one of you and consider. 15 There is nothing entering into a man from without, which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, these are they that defile the man. 16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
17 And when he was come from the multitude into the house, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. 18 And he saith to them, Are even ye so without understanding? Do ye not perceive, That whatsoever entereth into a man from without, cannot defile him, 19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth into the vault, purging all meats. 20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of man proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, envy, evil speaking, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evils come from within, and defile the man.
24 And he arose and went thence into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And entring into an house, he would have had no man know it; but he could not be hid. 25 For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, 26 having heard of him, came and fell at his feet, (The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation) and besought him to cast the devil out of her daughter. 27 But Jesus said to her, Let the children first be satisfied; for it is not right to take the childrens bread and cast it to the dogs.
28 She answered and said to him, True, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
29 And he said to her, For this saying, go: the devil is gone out of thy daughter. 30 And going to her house, she found the devil gone out and her daughter lying on the bed.
31 And departing again from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, he came to the sea of Galilee, thro' the midst of the country of Decapolis. 32 And they bring to him one that was deaf and had an impediment in his speech, and beseech him to put his hand upon him. 33 And taking him aside from the multitude, he put his fingers into his ears, and spitting, touched his tongue. 34 And looking up to heaven, he groaned and saith to 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. 36 And he charged them to tell no man; but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it,