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Chapter 15

Matt. 15:1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, who were of Jerusalem, and said,

Matt. 15:2 why do Your disciples violate the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.

Matt. 15:3 But He answered and said to them, why do you also violate the commandment of God by your tradition?

Matt. 15:4 For God commanded, saying, honor your father and mother: and, he that curses father or mother, let him be taken to death.

Matt. 15:5 But you say, whoever will say to his father or his mother, it is a gift to God, whatever you might have gained from me;

Matt. 15:6 and honor not his father or his mother, he will be free. Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your traditions.

Matt. 15:7 You hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,

Matt. 15:8 This people draws close to Me with their mouth, and honors Me with their lips; but their hearts are far from Me.

Matt. 15:9 But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Matt. 15:10 Then He called the multitude, and said to them, hear, and understand:

Matt. 15:11 not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.

Matt. 15:12 Then came His disciples, and said to Him, do you know that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

Matt. 15:13 But He answered and said, every plant, which My heavenly Father has not planted, will be uprooted.

Matt. 15:14 Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the ditch.

Matt. 15:15 Then answered Peter and said to Him, explain to us this parable.

Matt. 15:16 So Jesus said, are you also yet without understanding?

Matt. 15:17 Do not you yet understand that whatever enters in at the mouth goes into the stomach, and then out of the body?

Matt. 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come out from the heart; and they defile the man.

Matt. 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, and blasphemies:

Matt. 15:20 these are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.

Matt. 15:21 Then Jesus went from there, and departed into the borders of Tyre and Sidon.

Matt. 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same borders, and cried to Him, saying, have mercy on me, O Lord, you son of David; my daughter is severely demon-possessed.

Matt. 15:23 But He answered her not a word. So His disciples came and asked Him, saying, send her away; for she cries after us.

Matt. 15:24 But He answered and said, I am not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Matt. 15:25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, Lord, help me.

Matt. 15:26 But He answered and said, it is not right to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.

Matt. 15:27 And she said, yes, Lord: yet the little dog eats of the crumbs which fall from his own masters’ table.

Matt. 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said to her,” O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed that hour.

Matt. 15:29 And Jesus departed from there, and came close to the Sea of Galilee; and went up to a mountain, and sat down there.

Matt. 15:30 Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them those that were lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and He healed them:

Matt. 15:31 So much so that the multitude wondered, when they saw the mute to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

Matt. 15:32 Then Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with Me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, unless they collapse on the way.

Matt. 15:33 But His disciples said to Him, from where should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?

Matt. 15:34 And Jesus said to them, how many loaves have you? And they said, seven, and a few little fishes.

Matt. 15:35 Then He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

Matt. 15:36 So He took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and broke them, and gave to His disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

Matt. 15:37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken food that was left seven baskets full.

Matt. 15:38 For they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.

Matt. 15:39 And He sent away the multitude, and got into a ship, and came into the borders of Magadan.