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Matthew 15:1 (show verse)

Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus and said,

Matthew 15:2 (show verse)

"Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat."

Matthew 15:3 (show verse)

He answered them, "And why do you transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?

Matthew 15:4 (show verse)

For God commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother'; and, 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.'

Matthew 15:5 (show verse)

But you say that if a man says to his father or mother, 'Whatever help you might have received from me is a gift to God'

Matthew 15:6 (show verse)

he is not to honor his father with it. Thus you have made the word of God of no effect for the sake of your tradition.

Matthew 15:7 (show verse)

You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, when he said:

Matthew 15:8 (show verse)

'These people honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

Matthew 15:9 (show verse)

In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'"

Matthew 15:10 (show verse)

And he called the people to him and said to them, "Hear and understand:

Matthew 15:11 (show verse)

not what goes into the mouth defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man."

Matthew 15:12 (show verse)

Then the disciples came and said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?"

Matthew 15:13 (show verse)

He answered, "Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.

Matthew 15:14 (show verse)

Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."

Matthew 15:15 (show verse)

But Peter said to him, "Explain the parable to us."

Matthew 15:16 (show verse)

So Jesus said, "Are you also still without understanding?

Matthew 15:17 (show verse)

Do you not yet see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated?

Matthew 15:18 (show verse)

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.

Matthew 15:19 (show verse)

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, fornications, theft, false witness, slander.

Matthew 15:20 (show verse)

These are what defile a man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man."

Matthew 15:21 (show verse)

And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.

Matthew 15:22 (show verse)

And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried to him, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed."
the Canaanites » Some descendants of, in our lord's time
Care » Causes of » Children's sickness
Christ » He had the common experiences of humanity » Son of david
Christ » Slandered » Son of david
Christ » Miracles of » Daughter of syrophenician
David » King of israel » Jesus called son of
Delayed blessings » Healing
Demons » The daughter of the syrophoenician woman
Diseases » Mentioned in scripture » Demoniacal possession
Dogs » Illustrative » Of gentiles
Faith » Instances of faith in Christ » The syrophoenician woman
Faith » Trial of » The syrophoenician woman
Family » Examples of mothers' love » The canaanitish mother
Family » Cares » Children's sickness
Home » Examples of mothers' love » The canaanitish mother
Humility of Christ » He had the common experiences of humanity » Son of david
intercession » Additional instances of » Others, who sought jesus in behalf of afflicted people
intercession » Additional instances of » The syro-phoenician woman, for her daughter
Jesus Christ » Miracles of » The daughter of the syro-phoenician woman healed
Jesus Christ » History of » Heals the daughter of the syro-phoenician woman (near tyre and sidon)
Love » Examples of mothers' love » The canaanitish mother
Love » Maternal » The canaanitish mother
Maternal love » The canaanitish mother
Miracles » Of Christ » Daughter of syrophenician
Miracles » Of jesus, in chronological order » Heals the daughter of the non-jewish, syro-phoenician woman
the Miracles of Christ » Devils cast out
Mothers » Love of, for children, examples of » The canaanitish mother
Parents » Love examples of mothers' love » The canaanitish mother
Parents » Love of, for children examples of mothers' love » The canaanitish mother
Prayer » Importunity in » The non-jewish, syro-phoenician woman
Intercessory prayer » Should be offered up for » Children
sidon » A city » A city on the northern boundary of the canaanites » Jesus visits the region of, and heals the daughter of the non-jewish, syro-phoenician woman
The Sidonians » Formerly a part of the phsnician nation
Son » Of david
Syro-phoenician » The nationality of a non-jewish woman whose daughter was cured by jesus
Tyre » City of » Heals the daughter of the non-jewish, syrophenician woman near
Women » Love of, for offspring examples of mothers' love » The canaanitish mother

Matthew 15:23 (show verse)

But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying out after us."

Matthew 15:24 (show verse)

He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

Matthew 15:25 (show verse)

But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me!"

Matthew 15:26 (show verse)

And he answered, "It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."

Matthew 15:27 (show verse)

"Yes, Lord," she said, "yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."

Matthew 15:28 (show verse)

Then Jesus answered her, "O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
Children » Death of, as a judgment upon parents » Miracles in behalf of » Healing of
Christ » Commendation by » The syrophenician woman
Christ » Faith in, great » The syrophenician woman
Delayed blessings » Healing
Demons » Cast out of men
Demons » The daughter of the syrophoenician woman
Devils » Cast out
Evil » Spirits » Cast out of men
Exorcists » Cast out of men
Faith » Instances of faith in Christ » The syrophoenician woman
Faith » Trial of » The syrophoenician woman
Faith » Great, example of » The syrophenician woman
Great » Faith, examples of » The syrophenician woman
Jesus Christ » Miracles of » The daughter of the syro-phoenician woman healed
Jesus Christ » History of » Heals the daughter of the syro-phoenician woman (near tyre and sidon)
Miracles » Of jesus, in chronological order » Heals the daughter of the non-jewish, syro-phoenician woman
the Miracles of Christ » Devils cast out
Notable women » The syrophenician, the woman of faith
Prayer » Importunity in » The non-jewish, syro-phoenician woman
Satan » The arch deceiver attempts to ruin men » Cast out of men, (evil spirits)
sidon » A city » A city on the northern boundary of the canaanites » Jesus visits the region of, and heals the daughter of the non-jewish, syro-phoenician woman
Syro-phoenician » The nationality of a non-jewish woman whose daughter was cured by jesus
Tyre » City of » Heals the daughter of the non-jewish, syrophenician woman near
Women » Notable » The syrophenician, the woman of faith
Words of Christ » Comforting commending » The syrophenician woman

Matthew 15:29 (show verse)

And Jesus went on from there and passed along the Sea of Galilee. And he went up on the mountain, and sat down there.

Matthew 15:30 (show verse)

Then great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the mute, and many others; and they laid them down at his feet, and he healed them.

Matthew 15:31 (show verse)

So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.

Matthew 15:32 (show verse)

Now Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion on the multitude, because they have been with me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way."

Matthew 15:33 (show verse)

Then his disciples said to him, "Where could we get enough bread in the wilderness to feed such a great crowd?"

Matthew 15:34 (show verse)

And Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish."

Matthew 15:35 (show verse)

He told the crowd to sit down on the ground.

Matthew 15:36 (show verse)

Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and having given thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.

Matthew 15:37 (show verse)

And they all ate and were satisfied; and they took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces that were left over.

Matthew 15:38 (show verse)

Now those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.

Matthew 15:39 (show verse)

And he sent away the crowds, got into the boat, and went to the region of Magadan.