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And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, That this receives the sinful, and eats together with them.


And the Pharisees, seeing, said to his disciples, Wherefore does your teacher eat with tax collectors and the sinful?

And the Pharisees, seeing, said to him, Behold, thy disciples do what is not lawful to do in the sabbath.

Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

And the scribes and Pharisees having seen him eating with publicans and sinful, said to his disciples, Why does he eat and drink with publicans and sinful?

And having seen some of his disciples with common hands, that is, unwashed, eating loaves, they rebuked.


Then murmured the Jews about him, because he said, I am the bread having come down from heaven.


Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

And Jehoshaphat will say, Is there not here a prophet to Jehovah, and we will seek Jehovah from him? And one of the servants of the king of Israel will answer and say, Here is Elisha, son of Shaphat, who poured water upon, the hands of Elijah.


Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.


Then came to Jesus from Jerusalem the scribes and Pharisees, saying, Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. And he, having answered, said to them, Wherefore do ye also pass by the command of God by your tradition read more.
For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, he calumniating father or mother, in death let him die. And ye say, Whoever should say to father or mother, A gift, whatever thou shouldest be profited by me; And should not honour his father or his mother. And ye have annulled the command of God by your tradition. Hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draw near me with their mouth, and honour me with their lips; but their heart keeps off far from me. But they worship me in vain, teaching doctrines the commands of men. And having called the crowd, he said to them, Hear ye, and understand. Not that coming into the mouth pollutes the man; but that going forth out of the mouth, this pollutes the man. Then his disciples having come near, said to him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees, having heard the word, were scandalized? And having answered, he said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them go: they are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. And Peter, having answered, said to him, Explain to us this parable. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet destitute of understanding? Do ye not yet understand, that everything going into the mouth proceeds to the belly, and is cast out in the privy? But the things going forth out of the mouth come from the heart, and these pollute the man. For from the heart come forth evil reflections, slaughters, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, defamations: These are the things polluting a man: but to eat with unwashed hands pollutes not a man.

And having seen some of his disciples with common hands, that is, unwashed, eating loaves, they rebuked. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they vigorously wash hands, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. And from the market-place, except they be immersed, they eat not. And there are many other things which they received to hold; the immersion of cups, and of measures, and of brazen vases, and of chairs.) read more.
Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Wherefore do not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands? And he having answered, said to them, That Esaias prophesied well concerning you, as it has been written, This people honour me with lips, and their heart keeps far from me. And in vain they revere me, teaching doctrines the commands of men. For having left the command of God, ye hold firmly to the tradition of men, the immersion of measures and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said to them, Well do ye abrogate the command of God, that ye might keep your tradition. For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and he reviling father or mother, in death let him die: And ye say, If a man say to father or mother, Corban, which is, a gift, whatever thou be profited by me; And ye permit him to do nothing more for his father or his mother Abrogating the word of God by your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do. And having called all the crowd, he said to them, Hear me, all ye, and do ye understand: There is nothing from without a man, entering into him, which can defile him: but things coming out from him, these are the things polluting the man. If any have ears to hear, let him hear. And when he came into the house from the crowd, his disciples asked him of the parable. And he says, So are ye also without understanding? Do ye not perceive, that anything from without entering into a man, cannot pollute him For it goes not into the heart, but into the belly, and goes forth into the privy, purging all food And he said, That going out of a man, that pollutes a man. For within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil reflections, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, overreaching, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, defamation, pride, foolishness: All these evils go out from within, and pollute a man.


And they having held Jesus, brought to Caiaphas the chief priest, where the scribes and elders were gathered together.

Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

And to him, having come into the temple to him teaching, came the chief priests and elders of the people, saying, By what authority doest thou these? and who gave thee this authority?

And quickly the chief priests having made counsel with the more ancient and scribes and the whole council, having bound Jesus, led away, and delivered to Pilate.

As also the chief priest testifies of me, and all the council of elders: and whose letters to the brethren having received, I went to Damascus, going to bring there the bound to Jerusalem, that they might be punished.


Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

Hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draw near me with their mouth, and honour me with their lips; but their heart keeps off far from me. But they worship me in vain, teaching doctrines the commands of men.

And the Pharisees are gathered together to him, and certain of the scribes, having come from Jerusalem, And having seen some of his disciples with common hands, that is, unwashed, eating loaves, they rebuked. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they vigorously wash hands, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.


Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

And having seen some of his disciples with common hands, that is, unwashed, eating loaves, they rebuked. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they vigorously wash hands, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. And from the market-place, except they be immersed, they eat not. And there are many other things which they received to hold; the immersion of cups, and of measures, and of brazen vases, and of chairs.) read more.
Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Wherefore do not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?


(For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they vigorously wash hands, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.

Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.


Then came to Jesus from Jerusalem the scribes and Pharisees, saying, Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. And he, having answered, said to them, Wherefore do ye also pass by the command of God by your tradition


Then came to Jesus from Jerusalem the scribes and Pharisees, saying, Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. And he, having answered, said to them, Wherefore do ye also pass by the command of God by your tradition read more.
For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, he calumniating father or mother, in death let him die. And ye say, Whoever should say to father or mother, A gift, whatever thou shouldest be profited by me; And should not honour his father or his mother. And ye have annulled the command of God by your tradition. Hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draw near me with their mouth, and honour me with their lips; but their heart keeps off far from me. But they worship me in vain, teaching doctrines the commands of men. And having called the crowd, he said to them, Hear ye, and understand. Not that coming into the mouth pollutes the man; but that going forth out of the mouth, this pollutes the man. Then his disciples having come near, said to him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees, having heard the word, were scandalized? And having answered, he said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them go: they are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. And Peter, having answered, said to him, Explain to us this parable. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet destitute of understanding? Do ye not yet understand, that everything going into the mouth proceeds to the belly, and is cast out in the privy? But the things going forth out of the mouth come from the heart, and these pollute the man. For from the heart come forth evil reflections, slaughters, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, defamations: These are the things polluting a man: but to eat with unwashed hands pollutes not a man.

And the Pharisees are gathered together to him, and certain of the scribes, having come from Jerusalem, And having seen some of his disciples with common hands, that is, unwashed, eating loaves, they rebuked. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they vigorously wash hands, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. read more.
And from the market-place, except they be immersed, they eat not. And there are many other things which they received to hold; the immersion of cups, and of measures, and of brazen vases, and of chairs.) Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Wherefore do not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands? And he having answered, said to them, That Esaias prophesied well concerning you, as it has been written, This people honour me with lips, and their heart keeps far from me. And in vain they revere me, teaching doctrines the commands of men. For having left the command of God, ye hold firmly to the tradition of men, the immersion of measures and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said to them, Well do ye abrogate the command of God, that ye might keep your tradition. For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and he reviling father or mother, in death let him die: And ye say, If a man say to father or mother, Corban, which is, a gift, whatever thou be profited by me; And ye permit him to do nothing more for his father or his mother Abrogating the word of God by your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do. And having called all the crowd, he said to them, Hear me, all ye, and do ye understand: There is nothing from without a man, entering into him, which can defile him: but things coming out from him, these are the things polluting the man. If any have ears to hear, let him hear. And when he came into the house from the crowd, his disciples asked him of the parable. And he says, So are ye also without understanding? Do ye not perceive, that anything from without entering into a man, cannot pollute him For it goes not into the heart, but into the belly, and goes forth into the privy, purging all food And he said, That going out of a man, that pollutes a man. For within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil reflections, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, overreaching, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, defamation, pride, foolishness: All these evils go out from within, and pollute a man.


And they having held Jesus, brought to Caiaphas the chief priest, where the scribes and elders were gathered together.

Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

And to him, having come into the temple to him teaching, came the chief priests and elders of the people, saying, By what authority doest thou these? and who gave thee this authority?

And quickly the chief priests having made counsel with the more ancient and scribes and the whole council, having bound Jesus, led away, and delivered to Pilate.

As also the chief priest testifies of me, and all the council of elders: and whose letters to the brethren having received, I went to Damascus, going to bring there the bound to Jerusalem, that they might be punished.


And they having held Jesus, brought to Caiaphas the chief priest, where the scribes and elders were gathered together.

Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

And to him, having come into the temple to him teaching, came the chief priests and elders of the people, saying, By what authority doest thou these? and who gave thee this authority?

And quickly the chief priests having made counsel with the more ancient and scribes and the whole council, having bound Jesus, led away, and delivered to Pilate.

As also the chief priest testifies of me, and all the council of elders: and whose letters to the brethren having received, I went to Damascus, going to bring there the bound to Jerusalem, that they might be punished.



And when ye fast, be not, as hypocrites, of gloomy aspect: for they conceal their faces that they might appear to men fasting. Verily I say to you, That they have their reward. And thou fasting, anoint thy head, and wash thy face; That thou mightest not appear to men fasting, but to thy Father which in secret; and thy Father which in secret, will give back to thee openly.

Hear another parable: A certain man was master of a house, who planted a vineyard, and put a hedge around it, and digged in it a winepress, and let it out to farmers, and went abroad: And when the time of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the farmers, to receive his parts. And the farmers having taken his servants, truly one they stripped, and one they killed, and one they stoned. read more.
Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did to them likewise. And afterwards he sent to them his son, saying, They will be changed by my son. And the farmers, seeing the son, said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and possess his inheritance. And having taken, they cast out of the vineyard, and killed. When, therefore, the lord of the vineyard should come, what will he do to those farmers? They say to him, He will miserably destroy these wicked, and let out the vineyard to other farmers, who will give back to him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus says to them, Have ye never read in the writings, The stone which the builders disapproved of, this was for the head of the corner? This was from the Lord, and it was wonderful in your eyes. For this I say to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to a nation doing its fruits. And he falling upon this stone shall be crushed: but upon whomsoever it should fall, it shall winnow him. And the chief priests and Pharisees, having heard his parable, knew that he spake of them. And seeking to lay hold on him, they feared the crowd, since they held him as a prophet.

When therefore thou doest alms, thou shouldst not sound the trumpet before thee, as hypocrites do in the assemblies, and in the streets, that they might be praised by men. Verily I say to you, They have their reward. But thou doing alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right does: That thine alms might be in secret; and thy Father, who seeing in secret, shall give back to thee openly. read more.
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites; for they love in the assemblies, and in the corners of the broad ways to stand praying, so that they might appear to men. Verily I say to you, that they have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy store-house, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father which in secret; and thy Father who seeing in secret shall give back to thee openly. And praying, talk ye not vainly as the nations; for they think that by their profaneness of speech they shall be listened to. Therefore make not yourselves like them: for your Father knows of what things ye have need before ye ask him.

Then came to Jesus from Jerusalem the scribes and Pharisees, saying, Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. And he, having answered, said to them, Wherefore do ye also pass by the command of God by your tradition read more.
For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, he calumniating father or mother, in death let him die. And ye say, Whoever should say to father or mother, A gift, whatever thou shouldest be profited by me; And should not honour his father or his mother. And ye have annulled the command of God by your tradition. Hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draw near me with their mouth, and honour me with their lips; but their heart keeps off far from me. But they worship me in vain, teaching doctrines the commands of men.

And the Pharisees and Sadducees having come, tempting, asked him to shew them a sign from heaven. And he having answered, said to them, It being evening, ye say, Calm weather: for the heaven is fiery red. And in the morning, Today, wintry weather: for heaven, being sad, is fiery red. Hypocrites, truly ye know to decide the face of heaven, but the signs of the times ye cannot. read more.
An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign; and no sign shall be given her, except the sign of Jonas the prophet. And having left them, he departed. And his disciples having come to the other side, forgot to take loaves. And Jesus said to them, Attend and keep from the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees. And they reasoned among themselves, saying, Because we took no loaves. And Jesus having known, said to them, Why reason ye among yourselves, O ye of little faith, because ye have taken no loaves Do ye not yet understand, nor remember the five loaves of five thousand, and how many baskets ye took? Nor the seven loaves of four thousand, and how many wicker baskets ye took? How do ye not understand that I spake not to you concerning bread, to keep from the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees? Then understood they that he spake, not to keep from the leaven of bread, but from the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Saying, Upon Moses' seat sat the scribes and Pharisees. Therefore all whatever they say to you to keep, keep and do; and according to their works do not, for they say and do not. For they bind loads heavy and difficult to carry, and put upon men's shoulders; and with their fingers will they not move them. read more.
And all their works do they, to be seen by men: and make broad their preservatives, and enlarge the border of their garments And love the first place at suppers, and the first seat in the assemblies, And greetings in the markets, and to be called by men, Rabbi, Rabbi. And be ye not called Rabbi: for one is your guide, Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call not your father upon earth: for one is your Father, which in the heavens. Nor be ye called leaders, for one is your Leader, Christ. And the greater of you shall be your servant. And whoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and whoever shall humble himself, shall be exalted. Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye lock up the kingdom of the heavens before men: for ye come not in yourselves, neither those coming in, permit ye to come in. Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for pretence, praying at great lengths; for this shall ye receive more distingnished judgment. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees hypocrites! for ye go about sea and dry land to make one proselyte, and when he should become, ye make him the son of hell, twofold more than you. Woe to you blind guides, saying, Whoever should swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever should swear by the gold of the temple, he is indebted! Foolish and blind; for which is the greater, the gold, or the temple consecrating the gold? And, Whoever should swear by the altar, it is nothing; and whoever should swear by the gift above it, he is indebted. Foolish and blind: for which is the greater, the gift, or the altar, consecrating the gifts? Therefore, he having sworn by the altar, swears by it, and by all above it. And he having sworn by the temple, swears by it, and by him dwelling in it. And he having sworn by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him sitting above it. Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye exact tenths and dill and cummin, and ye have left the weightier things of the law, judgment, and mercy, and faith: these it was necessary to do, and not to let go those. Blind guides, straining a gnat, and swallowing down a camel. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup, and the side dish of sweet-meats, and within they are full of pillage and bad mixture. O blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup, and side dish of sweetmeats, that also their outside might be clean. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like whitewashed tombs, which without indeed appear beautiful, but within are full of the bones of the dead, and of all uncleanness. So also ye without truly appear just to men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye build the tombs of the prophets, and deck the monuments of the just, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we had not been their partakers in the blood of the prophets, Wherefore ye bear testimony to yourselves, that ye are the sons of those having slain the prophets. And fill ye up yourselves the measure of your fathers. Serpents, generations of vipers, how would ye flee from the judgment of hell?

And he was casting out a demon, and it was dumb. And it was the demon having come out, the dumb spake; and the crowds wondered. And certain of them said, By Beelzebul ruler of demons he casts out demons. And others, tempting, sought a sign of him from heaven. read more.
And he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is rendered desolate; and a house against a house falls. And if Satan also be divided against himself, how should his kingdom stand ? for ye say by Beelzebul I cast out demons. And if I by Beelzebnl cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast. out? for this shall they be your judges. And if by the finger of God I cast out demons, then has the kingdom of God got beforehand to you. When the strong, completely armed, should watch his court-yard, his possessions are in peace : And when a stronger than he, having come, conquers him, he takes away his complete armor in which he trusted, and distributes his spoils. He not being with me is against me : and he not gathering with me scatters. When the unclean spirit comes out from a man, he passes through places wanting water, seeking rest; and not finding, he says, I will return to my house whence I came out. And having come, he finds it swept and set in order. Then he goes, and takes seven other spirits more evil than himself; and having entered, they dwell there : and the last things of that man are worse than the first. And it was in his speaking these things, a certain woman of the crowd, having lifted up the voice, said to him, Happy the womb having borne thee, and breasts thou didst suck. And he said, Rather, happy they hearing the word of God, and watching it. And crowds being collected, he began to say, This is an evil generation: it seeks a sign; and no sign shall be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninevites, so shall be the Son of man to this generation. The queen of the south shall be raised up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and shall condemn them: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, more than Solomon here. The Ninevite men shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and condemn it: for they repented at the proclamation of Jonas; and, behold, more than Jonas here. And none, having lighted a lamp, puts in secret, neither under a bushel, but upon the chandelier, that they coming in should see the light. The light of the body is the eye; when therefore thine eye be plain, also thy whole body is clear: and when it be evil, also thy body dark. Take heed therefore lest the light in thee be darkness. If therefore thy whole body clear, not having any part dark, the whole shall be clear, as when a lamp enlightens thee with its gleam. And in the speaking, a certain Pharisee asked him that he would dine with him: and having come in he reclined. And the Pharisee having seen, wondered that he was not first washed before dinner. And the Lord said to him, Now ye Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and trencher; and your inside is full of plunder and wickedness. O foolish, has not he having made the outside, also made the inside? But of the things being, give alms; and, behold, all things are clean to you. But woe to you, Pharisees! for ye tithe spearmint and rue and every plant, and ye pass by the judgment and love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to have left those. Woe to you, Pharisees! for ye love the first seat in assemblies, and greetings in market-places. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as concealed tombs, and men walking above know not. And a certain of the skilled in the law having answered, said, Teacher, speaking these things, and thou injurest us. And he said, And woe to you, skilled in the law! for ye load men with loads difficult to carry, and ye yourselves touch not one of the fingers to the load. Woe to you! for ye build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. Surely ye testify and assent to your fathers' works: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their tombs. And for this said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and the sent, and of them shall they kill and drive out: That the blood of all the prophets shed from the foundation of the world be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel even to the blood of Zacharias perishing between the altar and house: yea, I say to you, It shall be required of this generation. Woe to you, skilled in the law! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye came not in yourselves, and those coming in ye hindered. And he saying these things to them, the scribes and Pharisees began to hold on greatly, and to put questions to him of many things: Laying wait for him, and seeking to seize something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

And all publicans and sinful were drawing near him to hear him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, That this receives the sinful, and eats together with them. And he spake this parable to them, saying, read more.
What man of you, having one hundred. sheep, and having lost one of them, leaves not the ninety-nine in the desert, and goes for the one lost, till he find it And having found, he puts upon his shoulders, rejoicing. And having come into the house, he calls together friends and neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me: for I have found my lost sheep. I say to you, that so shall joy be in heaven over one sinful repenting, more than over ninety-nine just, which have no need of repentance. Or what woman having ten drachmas, if she lose one drachma, lights not a lamp, and sweeps the house, and seeks diligently till she should find? And having found, she calls together female friends and neighbors, saying, Rejoice with me; for I found the drachma which I lost.


Then came to Jesus from Jerusalem the scribes and Pharisees, saying, Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. And he, having answered, said to them, Wherefore do ye also pass by the command of God by your tradition

And the Pharisees are gathered together to him, and certain of the scribes, having come from Jerusalem, And having seen some of his disciples with common hands, that is, unwashed, eating loaves, they rebuked. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they vigorously wash hands, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. read more.
And from the market-place, except they be immersed, they eat not. And there are many other things which they received to hold; the immersion of cups, and of measures, and of brazen vases, and of chairs.) Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Wherefore do not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands? And he having answered, said to them, That Esaias prophesied well concerning you, as it has been written, This people honour me with lips, and their heart keeps far from me. And in vain they revere me, teaching doctrines the commands of men. For having left the command of God, ye hold firmly to the tradition of men, the immersion of measures and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said to them, Well do ye abrogate the command of God, that ye might keep your tradition. For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and he reviling father or mother, in death let him die: And ye say, If a man say to father or mother, Corban, which is, a gift, whatever thou be profited by me; And ye permit him to do nothing more for his father or his mother Abrogating the word of God by your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do. And having called all the crowd, he said to them, Hear me, all ye, and do ye understand: There is nothing from without a man, entering into him, which can defile him: but things coming out from him, these are the things polluting the man.


Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

And having seen some of his disciples with common hands, that is, unwashed, eating loaves, they rebuked. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they vigorously wash hands, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. And from the market-place, except they be immersed, they eat not. And there are many other things which they received to hold; the immersion of cups, and of measures, and of brazen vases, and of chairs.) read more.
Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Wherefore do not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?

For having left the command of God, ye hold firmly to the tradition of men, the immersion of measures and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said to them, Well do ye abrogate the command of God, that ye might keep your tradition.

And the Pharisee having seen, wondered that he was not first washed before dinner.


Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

(For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they vigorously wash hands, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. And from the market-place, except they be immersed, they eat not. And there are many other things which they received to hold; the immersion of cups, and of measures, and of brazen vases, and of chairs.)


And they having held Jesus, brought to Caiaphas the chief priest, where the scribes and elders were gathered together.

Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

And to him, having come into the temple to him teaching, came the chief priests and elders of the people, saying, By what authority doest thou these? and who gave thee this authority?

And quickly the chief priests having made counsel with the more ancient and scribes and the whole council, having bound Jesus, led away, and delivered to Pilate.

As also the chief priest testifies of me, and all the council of elders: and whose letters to the brethren having received, I went to Damascus, going to bring there the bound to Jerusalem, that they might be punished.



When there shall arise in the midst of you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he gave to thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come which he spake to thee, saying, We will go after other gods which we know not, and we will serve them, Thou shalt not hear to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of dreams: for Jehovah thy God tries you to know whether ye are loving Jehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Whoever therefore, should loose one of the least of these commands, and so teach men, he shall be called least in the kingdom of the heavens: but whoever should do and teach, he shall be called great in the kingdom of the heavens.

Saying, Upon Moses' seat sat the scribes and Pharisees. Therefore all whatever they say to you to keep, keep and do; and according to their works do not, for they say and do not. For they bind loads heavy and difficult to carry, and put upon men's shoulders; and with their fingers will they not move them. read more.
And all their works do they, to be seen by men: and make broad their preservatives, and enlarge the border of their garments And love the first place at suppers, and the first seat in the assemblies, And greetings in the markets, and to be called by men, Rabbi, Rabbi. And be ye not called Rabbi: for one is your guide, Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call not your father upon earth: for one is your Father, which in the heavens. Nor be ye called leaders, for one is your Leader, Christ. And the greater of you shall be your servant. And whoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and whoever shall humble himself, shall be exalted. Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye lock up the kingdom of the heavens before men: for ye come not in yourselves, neither those coming in, permit ye to come in. Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for pretence, praying at great lengths; for this shall ye receive more distingnished judgment. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees hypocrites! for ye go about sea and dry land to make one proselyte, and when he should become, ye make him the son of hell, twofold more than you. Woe to you blind guides, saying, Whoever should swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever should swear by the gold of the temple, he is indebted! Foolish and blind; for which is the greater, the gold, or the temple consecrating the gold? And, Whoever should swear by the altar, it is nothing; and whoever should swear by the gift above it, he is indebted. Foolish and blind: for which is the greater, the gift, or the altar, consecrating the gifts? Therefore, he having sworn by the altar, swears by it, and by all above it. And he having sworn by the temple, swears by it, and by him dwelling in it. And he having sworn by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him sitting above it. Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye exact tenths and dill and cummin, and ye have left the weightier things of the law, judgment, and mercy, and faith: these it was necessary to do, and not to let go those. Blind guides, straining a gnat, and swallowing down a camel. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup, and the side dish of sweet-meats, and within they are full of pillage and bad mixture. O blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup, and side dish of sweetmeats, that also their outside might be clean. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like whitewashed tombs, which without indeed appear beautiful, but within are full of the bones of the dead, and of all uncleanness. So also ye without truly appear just to men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye build the tombs of the prophets, and deck the monuments of the just, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we had not been their partakers in the blood of the prophets, Wherefore ye bear testimony to yourselves, that ye are the sons of those having slain the prophets. And fill ye up yourselves the measure of your fathers. Serpents, generations of vipers, how would ye flee from the judgment of hell?

Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. And he, having answered, said to them, Wherefore do ye also pass by the command of God by your tradition For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, he calumniating father or mother, in death let him die. read more.
And ye say, Whoever should say to father or mother, A gift, whatever thou shouldest be profited by me; And should not honour his father or his mother. And ye have annulled the command of God by your tradition. Hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draw near me with their mouth, and honour me with their lips; but their heart keeps off far from me. But they worship me in vain, teaching doctrines the commands of men. And having called the crowd, he said to them, Hear ye, and understand. Not that coming into the mouth pollutes the man; but that going forth out of the mouth, this pollutes the man. Then his disciples having come near, said to him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees, having heard the word, were scandalized? And having answered, he said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them go: they are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. And Peter, having answered, said to him, Explain to us this parable. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet destitute of understanding? Do ye not yet understand, that everything going into the mouth proceeds to the belly, and is cast out in the privy? But the things going forth out of the mouth come from the heart, and these pollute the man. For from the heart come forth evil reflections, slaughters, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, defamations: These are the things polluting a man: but to eat with unwashed hands pollutes not a man.

And the Pharisee having seen, wondered that he was not first washed before dinner. And the Lord said to him, Now ye Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and trencher; and your inside is full of plunder and wickedness. O foolish, has not he having made the outside, also made the inside? read more.
But of the things being, give alms; and, behold, all things are clean to you. But woe to you, Pharisees! for ye tithe spearmint and rue and every plant, and ye pass by the judgment and love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to have left those. Woe to you, Pharisees! for ye love the first seat in assemblies, and greetings in market-places. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as concealed tombs, and men walking above know not. And a certain of the skilled in the law having answered, said, Teacher, speaking these things, and thou injurest us. And he said, And woe to you, skilled in the law! for ye load men with loads difficult to carry, and ye yourselves touch not one of the fingers to the load. Woe to you! for ye build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. Surely ye testify and assent to your fathers' works: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their tombs. And for this said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and the sent, and of them shall they kill and drive out: That the blood of all the prophets shed from the foundation of the world be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel even to the blood of Zacharias perishing between the altar and house: yea, I say to you, It shall be required of this generation. Woe to you, skilled in the law! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye came not in yourselves, and those coming in ye hindered.



Knowing that not with corruptible things, silver and gold, were ye redeemed from your vain mode of life transmitted from your fathers

In that time Jesus went in the sabbaths through the standing corn and his disciples were hungry, and begen to pluck the ears, end eat. And the Pharisees, seeing, said to him, Behold, thy disciples do what is not lawful to do in the sabbath. And he said to them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was hungry, and they with him; read more.
How he went into the house of God, and ate the loaves of setting up, which was not lawful for him to eat, nor those with him, but for the priests alone? Or have ye not read in the law, that in the sabbaths, the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are innocent? But I say to you, That he here is greater than the temple. And if ye knew what it is, I will mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the innocent. For the Lord of the sabbath is also the Son of man.

Wherefore do thy disciples pass by the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. And he, having answered, said to them, Wherefore do ye also pass by the command of God by your tradition For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, he calumniating father or mother, in death let him die. read more.
And ye say, Whoever should say to father or mother, A gift, whatever thou shouldest be profited by me; And should not honour his father or his mother. And ye have annulled the command of God by your tradition.

(For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they vigorously wash hands, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. And from the market-place, except they be immersed, they eat not. And there are many other things which they received to hold; the immersion of cups, and of measures, and of brazen vases, and of chairs.) Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Wherefore do not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands? read more.
And he having answered, said to them, That Esaias prophesied well concerning you, as it has been written, This people honour me with lips, and their heart keeps far from me. And in vain they revere me, teaching doctrines the commands of men. For having left the command of God, ye hold firmly to the tradition of men, the immersion of measures and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said to them, Well do ye abrogate the command of God, that ye might keep your tradition.

And it was in the second first sabbath, he went through the standing corn; and his disciples pulled out the ears of corn, and ate, crumbling in small pieces with hands. And certain of the Pharisees said to them, Why do ye what is not lawful to do in the sabbaths And having answered to them, Jesus said, Have ye not read this, which David did when he hungered, and they being with him; read more.
How he went into the house of God, and took the loaves of the setting before, and ate, and gave also to those with him; which is not lawful to eat, except for priests alone? And he said to them, The Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. And it was also in another sabbath, he came into the assembly, and taught: and a man was there, and his right hand was withered. And the scribes and Pharisees observed him narrowly, if he will heal in the sabbath: that they might find accusation against him. And he knew their reflections, and said to the man having the withered hand, Arise, and stand in the midst. And having risen, he stood. Then said Jesus to them, I will ask you; What is lawful in the sabbath; to do good, or to do evil? to save the life, or destroy And having looked round upon them all, he said to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other. And they were filled with want,of understanding; and they discoursed with one another What they may do to Jesus.