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Matthew 15 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then there came to Jesus from Jerusalem Pharisees and scribes, saying, 1 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked,
2 Why do your disciples go against the teaching of the fathers? for they take food with unwashed hands. 2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don't wash their hands before they eat!"
3 And in answer he said to them, Why do you, yourselves, go against the word of God on account of the teaching which has been handed down to you? 3 Jesus replied, "And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?
4 For God said, Give honour to your father and mother: and, He who says evil of father or mother will be put to death. 4 For God said, 'Honor your father and mother' and 'Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.'
5 But you say, If a man says to his father or his mother, That by which you might have had profit from me is given to God; 5 But you say that if a man says to his father or mother, 'Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is a gift devoted to God,'
6 There is no need for him to give honour to his father. And you have made the word of God without effect because of your teaching. 6 he is not to 'honor his father ' with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
7 You false ones, well did Isaiah say of you, 7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:
8 These people give me honour with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 8 " 'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
9 But their worship is to no purpose, while they give as their teaching the rules of men. 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'"
10 And he got the people together and said to them, Give ear, and let my words be clear to you: 10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen and understand.
11 Not that which goes into the mouth makes a man unclean, but that which comes out of the mouth. 11 What goes into a man's mouth does not make him 'unclean,' but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him 'unclean.' "
12 Then the disciples came and said to him, Did you see that the Pharisees were troubled when these words came to their ears? 12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?"
13 But he said in answer, Every plant which my Father in heaven has not put in the earth, will be taken up by the roots. 13 He replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.
14 Let them be: they are blind guides. And if a blind man is guiding a blind man, the two will go falling into a hole together. 14 Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
15 Then Peter said to him, Make the story clear to us. 15 Peter said, "Explain the parable to us."
16 And he said, Are you, like them, still without wisdom? 16 "Are you still so dull?" Jesus asked them.
17 Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth goes on into the stomach, and is sent out as waste? 17 "Don't you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body?
18 But the things which come out of the mouth come from the heart; and they make a man unclean. 18 But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man 'unclean.'
19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, the taking of life, broken faith between the married, unclean desires of the flesh, taking of property, false witness, bitter words: 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
20 These are the things which make a man unclean; but to take food with unwashed hands does not make a man unclean. 20 These are what make a man 'unclean'; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him 'unclean.' "
21 And Jesus went away from there into the country of Tyre and Sidon. 21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And a woman of Canaan came out from those parts, crying and saying, Have pity on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is greatly troubled with an unclean spirit. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession."
23 But he gave her no answer. And his disciples came and said to him, Send her away, for she is crying after us. 23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, "Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us."
24 But he made answer and said, I was sent only to the wandering sheep of the house of Israel. 24 He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel."
25 But she came and gave him worship, saying, Help, Lord. 25 The woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me!" she said.
26 And he made answer and said, It is not right to take the children's bread and give it to the dogs. 26 He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs."
27 But she said, Yes, Lord: but even the dogs take the bits from under their masters' table. 27 "Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."
28 Then Jesus, answering, said to her, O woman, great is your faith: let your desire be done. And her daughter was made well from that hour. 28 Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
29 And Jesus went from there and came to the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and took his seat there. 29 Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down.
30 And there came to him great numbers of people having with them those who were broken in body, or blind, or without voice, or wounded, or ill in any way, and a number of others; they put them down at his feet and he made them well: 30 Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them.
31 So that the people were full of wonder when they saw that those who had no voice were talking, the feeble were made strong, those whose bodies were broken had the power of walking, and the blind were able to see: and they gave glory to the God of Israel. 31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.
32 And Jesus got his disciples together and said, I have pity for the people, because they have now been with me three days and have no food: and I will not send them away without food, or they will have no strength for the journey. 32 Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way."
33 And the disciples say to him, How may we get enough bread in a waste place, to give food to such a number of people? 33 His disciples answered, "Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?"
34 And Jesus says to them, How much bread have you? And they said, Seven cakes, and some small fishes. 34 "How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they replied, "and a few small fish."
35 Then he gave an order to the people to be seated on the earth, 35 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground.
36 And he took the seven cakes of bread and the fishes; and having given praise, he gave the broken bread to the disciples, and the disciples gave it to the people. 36 Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people.
37 And they all took food, and had enough; and they took up of the broken bits, seven baskets full. 37 They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
38 And there were four thousand men who took food, together with women and children. 38 The number of those who ate was four thousand, besides women and children.
39 And when he had sent the people away, he got into the boat, and came into the country of Magadan. 39 After Jesus had sent the crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.