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1 Then Pharisees and scribes come 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 disobey the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat bread." 2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don't wash their hands before they eat!"
3 He answered them, "Why do you also disobey 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 commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him 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, 'Whoever will tell his father or his mother, "Whatever help you might otherwise have gotten from me is a gift devoted 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 he will not honor his father or mother.' You have made the commandment of God void because 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 You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, 7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:
8 'These people draw near to me with their mouth, And honor me 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 in vain do they worship me, Teaching as doctrine rules made by men.'" 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'"
10 He called the multitude to himself, and said to them, "Hear, and understand. 10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen and understand.
11 That which enters into the mouth doesn't defile the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man." 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 But he answered, "Every plant which my heavenly Father didn't 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 alone. They are blind guides of the blind. 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 Peter answered him, "Explain the parable to us." 15 Peter said, "Explain the parable to us."
16 So Jesus said, "Do you also still not understand? 16 "Are you still so dull?" Jesus asked them.
17 Don't you understand that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the belly, and then out of the body? 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 proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the heart, and they defile the man. 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 forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false testimony, and blasphemies. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
20 These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands doesn't defile the man." 20 These are what make a man 'unclean'; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him 'unclean.' "
21 Jesus went out from there, and withdrew into the parts of Tyre and Sidon. 21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
22 Behold, a Canaanite woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, you son of David. My daughter is grievously vexed with 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 answered her not a word. His disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away; for she cries 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, "I wasn't sent to anyone but 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 worshiped him, saying, "Lord, help me." 25 The woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me!" she said.
26 But he answered, "It is not appropriate 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 But she said, "Yes, Lord, but even the dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters' table." 27 "Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."
28 Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, great is your faith! Be it done to you even as you desire." 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 Jesus departed there, and came near to the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and sat there. 29 Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down.
30 There came to him great multitudes, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others, and they put them down at his feet. 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 that the multitude wondered, when they saw the mute speaking, the injured whole, lame walking, and the blind seeing -- and they glorified 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 Jesus called his disciples to him, and said, "I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away fasting, or they might faint 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 The disciples said to him, "Where should we get so many loaves in a desert place as to fill so great a multitude?" 33 His disciples answered, "Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?"
34 Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish." 34 "How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they replied, "and a few small fish."
35 He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground; 35 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground.
36 and he took the seven loaves and the fish. He gave thanks and broke them, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes. 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 They all ate, and were filled. They took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces that were left over. 37 They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
38 Those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. 38 The number of those who ate was four thousand, besides women and children.
39 He sent away the multitudes, and entered into the boat, and came into the borders of Magdala. 39 After Jesus had sent the crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.