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Matthew 15 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem, saying, 1 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked,
2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat {a meal}." 2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don't wash their hands before they eat!"
3 So he answered [and] said to them, "Why do you also break the commandment of God because of your tradition? 3 Jesus replied, "And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?
4 For God said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and 'The one who speaks evil of father or mother {must certainly die}.' 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, 'Whoever says to his father or his mother, "Whatever {benefit you would have received} from me [is] a gift [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 need not honor his father,' and you make void the word of God for the sake of your tradition. 6 he is not to 'honor his father ' with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
7 Hypocrites! Isaiah correctly prophesied about you saying, 7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:
8 'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far, far away from me, 8 " 'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
9 and they worship me in vain, teaching [as] doctrines the commandments of men.'" 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'"
10 And summoning the crowd, he said to them, "Hear and understand: 10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen and understand.
11 It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth--this defiles a person." 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, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended [when they] heard this saying?" 12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?"
13 And he answered [and] said, "Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant will be uprooted. 13 He replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.
14 Let them! They are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit." 14 Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
15 But Peter answered [and] said to him, "Explain this parable to us." 15 Peter said, "Explain the parable to us."
16 But he said, "Are you also still without understanding? 16 "Are you still so dull?" Jesus asked them.
17 Do you not understand that everything that enters into the mouth goes into the stomach and is evacuated into the latrine? 17 "Don't you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body?
18 But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these defile the person. 18 But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man 'unclean.'
19 For from the heart come evil plans, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, abusive speech. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
20 These are the things that defile a person. But eating with unwashed hands does not defile a person!" 20 These are what make a man 'unclean'; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him 'unclean.' "
21 And departing from there, Jesus went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that district came [and] cried out, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter [is] severely possessed by a demon!" 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 did not answer her a word. And his disciples came up [and] asked him, saying, "Send her away, because she is crying out 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 answered [and] said, "I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." 24 He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel."
25 But she came [and] knelt down before him, saying, "Lord, help me!" 25 The woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me!" she said.
26 And he answered [and] said, "It is not right to take the children's bread and throw [it] to the dogs!" 26 He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs."
27 So she said, "Yes, Lord, for even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table." 27 "Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."
28 Then Jesus answered [and] said to her, "O woman, your faith [is] great! Let it be done for you as you want." And her daughter was healed 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 departing from there, Jesus went along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up on the mountain [and] was sitting there. 29 Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down.
30 And large crowds came to him, having with them [the] mute, blind, lame, crippled, and many others, and they put them down at his feet, and he healed them. 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 then the crowd was astonished [when they] saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing, and they praised 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 summoned his disciples [and] said, "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have remained with me three days already and do not have anything to eat, and I do not want to send them away hungry lest they give out on the way." 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 said to him, "Where in [this] desolate place {can we get} so much bread that such a great crowd could be satisfied?" 33 His disciples answered, "Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?"
34 And Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" So they said, "Seven, and a few little fish." 34 "How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they replied, "and a few small fish."
35 And commanding the crowd to recline for a meal on the ground, 35 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground.
36 he took the seven loaves and the fish and [after he] had given thanks, he broke [them] and began giving [them] to the disciples, and the disciples [gave them] to the crowds. 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 ate and were satisfied, and they picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, 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 Now those who ate were four thousand men, in addition to women and children. 38 The number of those who ate was four thousand, besides women and children.
39 And [after he] sent away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan. 39 After Jesus had sent the crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.