1 Then there come to Jesus, from Jerusalem, Pharisees and scribes, saying, 2 "Why do Thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they do not wash their hands, when they eat bread!"
3 And He, answering, said to them, "Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? 4 For God said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and 'He that speaks evil of father or mother, let him surely die,'
5 But ye say, 'Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, That by which you might be profited by me is an offering,' 6 shall in no wise honor his father; and ye made void the word of God because of your tradition. 7 Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,
8 'This people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. 9 But in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'"
10 And, having called the multitude near, He said to them, "Hear, and understand: 11 Not that which enters into the mouth defiles the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth??his defiles the man."
12 Then, His disciples, coming near, say to Him, "Knowest Thou that the Pharisees, having heard the saying, were made to stumble?"
13 But He, answering, said, "Every plant which My Heavenly Father did not plant shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone; they are blind guides; and if a blind man be guiding a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
15 And Peter, answering, said to Him, "Explain to us the parable."
16 And He said, "Are ye also even yet without understanding? 17 Do ye not perceive that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the belly, and is cast forth into the drain? 18 But the things that proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the heart; and these defile the man. 19 For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false-witnessings, blasphemies: 20 these are the things which defile the man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man."
21 And, going forth thence, Jesus withdrew into the parts of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And, behold, a Canaanitish woman, having come forth out of those borders, cried out, saying, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a demon!"
23 But He answered her not a word. And His disciples, coming near, were beseeching Him, saying, "Send her away; for she is crying after us!"
24 But He, answering, said, "I was not sent, except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
25 But she, coming, was worshiping Him, saying, "Lord, help me!"
26 And He, answering, said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and cast it to the little dogs." 27 But she said, "Yes, Lord; for even the little dogs eat of the crumbs falling from the master's table."
28 Then Jesus, answering, said to her, "O woman, great is your faith! be it done to you as you wish." And her daughter was healed from that hour.
29 And, departing thence, Jesus came near to the sea of Galilee; and, going up into the mountain, He was sitting there. 30 And there came to Him great multitudes, having with them the lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others; and they cast them at His feet, and He healed them; 31 so that the multitudes wondered, seeing the dumb speaking, maimed whole, and lame walking, and blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.
32 And Jesus, having called His disciples near, 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 haply they faint in the way."
33 And His disciples say to Him, "Whence should we, in a wilderness, have so many loaves as to satisfy so great a multitude?"
34 And Jesus saith to them, "How many loaves have ye?" And they said, "Seven, and a few little fishes."
35 And, having commanded the multitude to recline on the ground, 36 He took the seven loaves and the fishes; giving thanks, He broke, and was giving to the disciples; and the disciples to the multitudes. 37 And they all ate, and were satisfied; and they took up what was over of the pieces seven baskets full; 38 and those eating were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 And, dismissing the multitudes, He went up into the boat, and came into the borders of Magadan.