1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees who were of Jerusalem, saying, 2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders?
3 For they wash not their hands when they eat bread. But he answering said, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God thro' your tradition? 4 For God commanded, Honour thy father and mother: and He that revileth father or mother, let him die the death.
5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest have been profited by me: 6 Let him not honour his father or his mother. Thus have ye made void the command of God thro' your tradition. 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophecy of you, saying,
8 This people draweth nigh to me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
10 And calling the multitudes he said to them, Hear and understand. 11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth the man, but what cometh out of the mouth, this defileth the man.
12 Then came his disciples and said to him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees, hearing this saying, were offended?
13 He answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind: but if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a ditch.
16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? 17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatever entereth into the mouth, goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the vault? 18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth, come out of the heart, and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, railings. 20 These are the things which defile a man; but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
21 And Jesus going thence, retired to the coast of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold a woman of Canaan, of those coasts, came and cried to him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David: my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away, for she crieth after us.
26 But he answering said, It is not right, to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs. 27 And she said, True, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master's table.
28 And Jesus answering said to her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee as thou wilt. And her daughter was healed from that hour.
29 And Jesus passing thence, came nigh the sea of Galilee; and going up into a mountain, he sat down there. 30 And great multitudes came to him, having with them the lame, blind, dumb, disabled, and many others; and cast them at the feet of Jesus, and he healed them: 31 So that the multitudes wondered, seeing the dumb to speak, the disabled whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
32 Then Jesus calling his disciples to him said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I am not willing to send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
33 And his disciples say to him, Whence should we have so much bread in a wilderness, as to satisfy so great a multitude?
35 They said, Seven, and a few small fishes. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass. 36 And taking the seven loaves and the fishes, he gave thanks and brake them and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 37 And they all ate and were satisfied, and they took up of the fragments that remained seven baskets full. 38 And they that had eaten were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 And having sent away the multitude, he took ship again, and came into the coasts of Magdala.