Thematic Bible




Matthew 15:1 (show verse)

Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem, saying,

Matthew 15:2 (show verse)

"Why do your disciples disobey the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat bread."

Matthew 15:3 (show verse)

He answered them, "Why do you also disobey the commandment of God because of your tradition?

Matthew 15:4 (show verse)

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

Matthew 15:5 (show verse)

But you say, 'Whoever may tell his father or his mother, "Whatever help you might otherwise have gotten from me is a gift devoted to God,"

Matthew 15:6 (show verse)

he shall not honor his father or mother.' You have made the commandment of God void because of your tradition.

Matthew 15:7 (show verse)

You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,

Matthew 15:8 (show verse)

'These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

Matthew 15:9 (show verse)

And in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrine rules made by men.'"

Matthew 15:10 (show verse)

He summoned the multitude, and said to them, "Hear, and understand.

Matthew 15:11 (show verse)

That which enters into the mouth doesn't defile the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the 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)

But he answered, "Every plant which my heavenly Father didn't plant will be uprooted.

Matthew 15:14 (show verse)

Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."

Matthew 15:15 (show verse)

Peter answered him, "Explain the parable to us."

Matthew 15:16 (show verse)

So Jesus said, "Do you also still not understand?

Matthew 15:17 (show verse)

Don't you understand that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the belly, and then out of the body?

Matthew 15:18 (show verse)

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

Matthew 15:19 (show verse)

For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false testimony, and blasphemies.

Matthew 15:20 (show verse)

These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands doesn't defile the man."

Matthew 15:21 (show verse)

Jesus went out from there, and withdrew into the region of Tyre and Sidon.

Matthew 15:22 (show verse)

Behold, a Canaanite woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, you son of David! My daughter is severely demonized!"
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 answered her not a word. His disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away; for she cries after us."

Matthew 15:24 (show verse)

But he answered, "I wasn't sent to anyone but the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

Matthew 15:25 (show verse)

But she came and worshiped him, saying, "Lord, help me."

Matthew 15:26 (show verse)

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

Matthew 15:27 (show verse)

But she said, "Yes, Lord, but even the dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters' table."

Matthew 15:28 (show verse)

Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, great is your faith! Be it done to you even as you desire." And her daughter was healed from that 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)

Jesus departed there, and came near to the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and sat there.

Matthew 15:30 (show verse)

Great multitudes came to him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others, and they put them down at his feet. He healed them,

Matthew 15:31 (show verse)

so that the multitude wondered when they saw the mute speaking, injured whole, lame walking, and blind seeing -- and they glorified the God of Israel.

Matthew 15:32 (show verse)

Jesus summoned his disciples and said, "I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away fasting, or they might faint on the way."

Matthew 15:33 (show verse)

The disciples said to him, "Where should we get so many loaves in a deserted place as to satisfy so great a multitude?"

Matthew 15:34 (show verse)

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

Matthew 15:35 (show verse)

He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground;

Matthew 15:36 (show verse)

and he took the seven loaves and the fish. He gave thanks and broke them, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes.

Matthew 15:37 (show verse)

They all ate, and were filled. They took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces that were left over.

Matthew 15:38 (show verse)

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

Matthew 15:39 (show verse)

Then he sent away the multitudes, got into the boat, and came into the borders of Magdala.