Matthew 15 NAS

Tradition and Commandment

1 1Then some Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus 2from Jerusalem and said,

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2 "Why * do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they 3do not wash their hands when they eat bread."

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3 And He answered and said to them, "Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
4 "For God said, '4HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER,' and, '5HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER OR MOTHER IS TO aBE PUT TO DEATH.'

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    • ǁ 15:4 - Lit "die the death"
      5 "But you say, 'Whoever * says to his father or mother, "Whatever * I have that would help you has been bgiven to God,"

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        • ǂ 15:5 - Lit "a gift;" i.e. an offering
          6 he is not to honor his father or his mother c.' And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition.

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            • ǃ 15:6 - I.e. by supporting them with it
              7 "You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you:
              8 '6THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.

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              9 'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS 7DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.' "

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              10 After Jesus called the crowd to Him, He said to them, "Hear and understand.
              11 "8It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man."

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              12 Then the disciples came and said to Him, "Do You know that the Pharisees were doffended when they heard this statement?"

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                • DŽ 15:12 - Lit "caused to stumble"
                  13 But He answered and said, "9Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant shall be uprooted.

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                  14 "Let them alone; 10they are blind guides eof the blind. And 11if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit."

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                    • Dž 15:14 - Later mss add "of the blind"

                      The Heart of Man

                      15 Peter fsaid to Him, "12Explain the parable to us."

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                        • dž 15:15 - Lit "answered and said"
                          16 gJesus said, "Are you still lacking in understanding also?

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                            • LJ 15:16 - Lit "and He"
                              17 "Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is heliminated *?

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                                • Lj 15:17 - Lit "thrown out into the latrine"
                                  18 "But 13the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.

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                                  19 "14For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, ifornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.

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                                    • lj 15:19 - I.e. sexual immorality
                                      20 "These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man."

                                      The Syrophoenician Woman

                                      21 15Jesus went away from there, and withdrew into the district of 16Tyre and 17Sidon.

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                                      22 And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, 18Son of David; my daughter is cruelly 19demon-possessed."

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                                      23 But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, "Send her away, because she keeps shouting jat us."

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                                        • NJ 15:23 - Lit "behind us"
                                          24 But He answered and said, "I was sent only * * to 20the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

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                                          25 But she came and 21began kto bow down before Him, saying, "Lord, help me!"

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                                            • Nj 15:25 - Or "worshiped"
                                              26 And He answered and said, "It is not lgood to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."

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                                                  27 But she said, "Yes, Lord; mbut even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters' table."

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                                                      28 Then Jesus said to her, "O woman, 22your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish." And her daughter was healed nat once *.

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                                                        • ǎ 15:28 - Lit "from that hour"

                                                          Healing Crowds

                                                          29 23Departing from there, Jesus went along by 24the Sea of Galilee, and having gone up on the mountain, He was sitting there.

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                                                          30 And olarge crowds came to Him, bringing with them those who were lame, crippled, blind, mute, and many others, and they laid them down at His feet; and 25He healed them.

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                                                          31 So the crowd marveled as they saw the mute speaking, the crippled prestored, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they 26glorified the God of Israel.

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                                                            • ǐ 15:31 - Or "healthy"

                                                              Four Thousand Fed

                                                              32 27And Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, "28I feel compassion for the qpeople, because they rhave remained with Me now three days and have nothing * to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way."

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                                                                • Ǒ 15:32 - Lit "crowd"
                                                                • ǒ 15:32 - Lit "are remaining"
                                                                  33 The disciples said to Him, "Where would we get so many loaves in this desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd?"
                                                                  34 And Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" And they said, "Seven, and a few small fish."
                                                                  35 And He directed the speople to tsit down on the ground;

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                                                                      36 and He took the seven loaves and the fish; and 29giving thanks, He broke them and started giving them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.

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                                                                      37 And they all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, seven large 30baskets full.

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                                                                      38 And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
                                                                      39 And sending away the crowds, Jesus got into 31the boat and came to the region of 32Magadan.

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