1 THEN came the scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem, saying, 2 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders, for they wash not their hands when they eat bread?
3 And he answered and said to them, Why do you transgress the command of God by your tradition? 4 For God said, Honor your father and mother; and he that reviles father or mother, let him surely die.
5 But you say, Whoever says to his father or mother what you might be profited with by me is a gift, 6 then he shall not honor his father or his mother; and you have made the law of God of no effect by your tradition. 7 Hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophecy of you, saying;
8 This people honors me with the lips, but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain do they worship me, teaching teachings and commandments of men.
10 And having called the multitude, he said, Hear and understand. 11 Not that which enters into the mouth, defiles the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth that defiles the man.
12 Then the disciples came to him, and said to him, Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this word?
13 And he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up. 14 Let them go; they are blind guides of the blind. But if the blind lead the blind, they will both fall into the pit.
15 And Peter answered and said to him, Explain the parable to us.
16 And he said, Are you so entirely without understanding? 17 Do you not understand that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is cast out on the earth? 18 But the things which proceed from the mouth come from the heart, and these defile the man. 19 For from the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies: 20 these are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.
21 And Jesus going out thence departed to the regions of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a woman of Canaan from those regions came out and cried, saying, Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is badly affected with a demon.
23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and asked him, saying, Dismiss her, for she cries after us.
24 But he answered and said, I am not sent, except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 And she came and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me!
26 But he answered and said, It is not right to take the children's bread and cast to the dogs. 27 But she said, Yes, Lord; for even the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from the table of their masters.
28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith! Be it to you as you wish; and her daughter was cured from that hour.
29 And returning thence Jesus came to the lake of Galilee, and going up on the mountain sat down there. 30 And great multitudes came to him, having with them the lame, the blind, the dumb, the crippled, and many others; and they cast them at Jesus' feet, and he cured them; 31 so that the multitude wondered, seeing the dumb talk, the crippled sound, the lame walk, and the blind see; and they glorified the God of Israel.
32 And Jesus calling his disciples, said, I pity the multitude, for it is now three days that they have continued with me, and they have nothing to eat; I will not dismiss them fasting lest they faint by the way.
33 But his disciples said to him, Whence shall we obtain so much bread in the wilderness as to fill so great a multitude?
34 And Jesus said to them, How many loaves have you? And they said, Seven, and a few small fishes.
35 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground, 36 and taking the seven loaves and the fishes, and giving thanks, he broke, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes. 37 And they all eat and were filled; and they took up the fragments that remained, seven store-baskets full. 38 And those who eat were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 And dismissing the multitude he went into the ship, and came into the bounds of Magadan.