1 And there gather together to Him the Pharisees, and some of the scribes, who came from Jerusalem, 2 and saw that some of His disciples ate bread with defiled, that is, unwashed hands. 3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands thoroughly, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders; 4 and, coming from the marketplace, unless they immerse themselves, they do not eat; and there are many other things which they received to hold; as, immersion of cups, and pots, and brazen vessels. 5 And the Pharisees and the scribes ask Him, "Why do not Thy disciples walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?"
6 And He said to them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy concerning you hypocrites, as it has been written, This people honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me. 7 But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.
8 Having left the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men." 9 And He said to them, "Well do ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may hold your tradition! 10 For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and 'He that speaks evil of father or mother, let him surely die.'
11 But ye say, 'If a man say to his father or mother, That wherewith you might be profited by me is Corban,' that is, 'an offering to God,' 12 ye no longer suffer him to do anything for his father or his mother; 13 making void the word of God by your tradition, which ye handed down; and many such things ye do." 14 And, again calling the multitude, He said to them, "Hear Me, all of you, and understand: 15 there is nothing from without the man, that, entering into him, can defile him; but the things proceeding out of the man are those that defile the man." 16 OMITTED TEXT.
17 And, when He entered into the house from the multitude, His disciples asked of Him the parable. 18 And He saith to them, "Are ye too thus without understanding? Do ye not perceive that nothing, entering into a man from without, can defile him; 19 because it goes not into his heart, but into the belly, and passes out into the drain?" This He said, making all foods clean. 20 And He said, "That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, 22 covetings, wickednesses, deceit, wantonness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23 all these evil things proceed from within, and defile the man."
24 And, rising up, He went thence into the borders of Tyre and Sidon; and, entering into a house, He wished no one to know it. And He could not be hid. 25 But straightway a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of Him, coming, fell down at His feet. 26 And the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. And she kept asking Him to cast forth the demon out of her daughter. 27 And He said to her, "Suffer the children first to be satisfied; for it is not good to take the children's bread, and cast it to the little dogs."
28 But she answered, and says to Him, "Yes, Lord; even the little dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs."
29 And He said to her, "Because of this word go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter." 30 And, going away into her own house, she found the child laid upon the bed, and the demon gone out.
31 And again, going forth out of the borders of Tyre, He came through Sidon to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis. 32 And they bring to Him one deaf, and speaking with difficulty; and they beseech Him to lay His hand upon him. 33 And, taking him aside from the multitude privately, He put His fingers into his ears; and, spitting, He touched his tongue; 34 and looking up to Heaven, He sighed, and saith to him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened." 35 And his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he was speaking properly. 36 And He charged them that they should tell no one; but the more He charged them, the more a great deal did they publish it.
37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He hath done all things well: He maketh even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak."