Matthew Chapter 15
1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Phariseeswhich were ofJerusalemsaying
2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the eldersfor they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3 But he answered and said unto themWhy do ye also transgressthe commandment of God by your tradition
4 For God commandedsayingHonour thy father and motherandHe that curseth father or motherlet him die the death.
5 But ye sayWhosoever shall say to his father or his motherIt is a giftby whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me
6 And honour not his father or his motherhe shall be free.Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect byyour tradition.
7 Ye hypocriteswell did Esaias prophesy of yousaying
8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouthandhonoureth me with their lipsbut their heart is far from me.
9 But in vain they do worship meteaching for doctrines thecommandments of men.
10 And he called the multitudeand said unto themHearandunderstand
11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a manbut thatwhich cometh out of the mouththis defileth a man.
12 Then came his disciplesand said unto himKnowest thou thatthe Pharisees were offendedafter they heard this saying
13 But he answered and saidEvery plantwhich my heavenlyFather hath not plantedshall be rooted up.
14 Let them alonethey be blind leaders of the blind. And if theblind lead the blindboth shall fall into the ditch.
15 Then answered Peter and said unto himDeclare unto us thisparable.
16 And Jesus saidAre ye also yet without understanding
17 Do not ye yet understandthat whatsoever entereth in at themouth goeth into the bellyand is cast out into the draught
18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forthfrom the heartand they defile the man.
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughtsmurdersadulteriesfornicationstheftsfalse witnessblasphemies
20 These are the things which defile a manbut to eat withunwashen hands defileth not a man.
21 Then Jesus went thenceand departed into the coasts of Tyreand Sidon.
22 Andbeholda woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts and cried unto himsayingHave mercy on meO Lordthou sonof Davidmy daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came andbesought himsayingSend her awayfor she crieth after us.
24 But he answered and saidI am not sent but unto the lostsheep of the house of Israel.
25 Then came she and worshipped himsayingLordhelp me.
26 But he answered and saidIt is not meet to take thechildren s breadand to cast it to dogs.
27 And she saidTruthLordyet the dogs eat of the crumbswhich fall from their masterstable.
28 Then Jesus answered and said unto herO womangreat is thyfaithbe it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter wasmade whole from that very hour.
29 And Jesus departed from thenceand came nigh unto the sea ofGalileeand went up into a mountainand sat down there.
30 And great multitudes came unto himhaving with them thosethat were lameblinddumbmaimedand many othersand castthem down at Jesusfeetand he healed them
31 Insomuch that the multitude wonderedwhen they saw the dumbto speakthe maimed to be wholethe lame to walkand theblind to seeand they glorified the God of Israel.
32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto himand saidI havecompassion on the multitudebecause they continue with me nowthree daysand have nothing to eatand I will not send themaway fastinglest they faint in the way.
33 And his disciples say unto himWhence should we have so muchbread in the wildernessas to fill so great a multitude
34 And Jesus saith unto themHow many loaves have yeAnd theysaidSevenand a few little fishes.
35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishesand gave thanks and brake themand gave to his disciplesand the disciplesto the multitude.
37 And they did all eatand were filledand they took up of thebroken meat that was left seven baskets full.
38 And they that did eat were four thousand menbeside women andchildren.
39 And he sent away the multitudeand took shipand came intothe coasts of Magdala.