| 1 And there are gathered together unto him the Pharisees, and certain
of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, 2 and had seen that some of
his disciples ate their bread with defiled, that is, unwashen, hands.
3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands
diligently, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders; 4 and when
they come from the market-place, except they bathe themselves, they eat
not; and many other things there are, which they have received to hold,
washings of cups, and pots, and brasen vessels.) 5 And the Pharisees and
the scribes ask him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of
the elders, but eat their bread with defiled hands? 6 And he said unto
them, Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,|
This people honoreth me with their lips,
But their heart is far from me.
7 But in vain do they worship me,
Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.
8 Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.
9 And he said unto them, Full well do ye reject the commandment of God,
that ye may keep your tradition. 10 For Moses said, Honor thy father and
thy mother; and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die the
death: 11 but ye say, If a man shall say to his father or his mother, That
wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is Corban, that is to say,
Given to God; 12 ye no longer suffer him to do aught for his
father or his mother; 13 making void the word of God by your tradition,
which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do. 14 And he called
to him the multitude again, and said unto them, Hear me all of you, and
understand: 15 there is nothing from without the man, that going into him
can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the man are those that
defile the man. 16 If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear.
17 And when he was entered into the house from the multitude, his
disciples asked of him the parable. 18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so
without understanding also? Perceive ye not, that whatsoever from without
goeth into the man, it cannot defile him; 19 because it goeth not
into his heart, but into his belly, and goeth out into the draught? This
he said, making all meats clean. 20 And he said, That which proceedeth
out of the man, that defileth the man. 21 For from within, out of the
heart of men, evil thoughts proceed, fornications, thefts, murders,
adulteries, 22 covetings, wickednesses, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil
eye, railing, pride, foolishness: 23 all these evil things proceed from
within, and defile the man. 24 And from thence he arose, and went away
into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered into a house, and would
have no man know it; and he could not be hid. 25 But straightway a woman,
whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and
fell down at his feet. 26 Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by
race. And she besought him that he would cast forth the demon out of her
daughter. 27 And he said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for
it is not meet to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs.
28 But she answered and saith unto him, Yea, Lord; even the dogs under the
table eat of the children's crumbs. 29 And he said unto her, For this
saying go thy way; the demon is gone out of thy daughter. 30 And she went
away unto her house, and found the child laid upon the bed, and the demon
gone out. 31 And again he went out from the borders of Tyre, and came
through Sidon unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of
Decapolis. 32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an
impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to lay his hand upon him.
33 And he took him aside from the multitude privately, and put his fingers
into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue; 34 and looking up to
heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
35 And his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he
spake plain. 36 And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the
more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it.
37 And they were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all
things well; he maketh even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
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