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1 Then there came to Jesus a party of Pharisees and Scribes from Jerusalem, who inquired, 1 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked,
2 "Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the Elders by not washing their hands before meals?" 2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don't wash their hands before they eat!"
3 "Why do you, too," He retorted, "transgress God's commands for the sake 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, `Honour thy father and thy mother'; and `Let him who reviles father or mother be certainly 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--this is what you say: `If a man says to his father or mother, That is consecrated, whatever it is, which otherwise you should have received from me-- 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 shall be absolved from honouring his father'; and so you have abrogated God's Word 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! well did Isaiah prophesy of you, 7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:
8 "`This is a People who honour Me with their lips, while their heart is far away from Me; 8 " 'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
9 but it is in vain they worship Me, while they lay down precepts which are mere human rules.'" 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'"
10 Then, when He had called the people to Him, Jesus said, "Hear and understand. 10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen and understand.
11 It is not what goes into a man's mouth that defiles him; but it is what comes out of his mouth--*that* defiles a 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 His disciples came and said to Him, "Do you know that the Pharisees were greatly shocked when they heard those words?" 12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?"
13 "Every plant," He replied, "which my Heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up. 13 He replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.
14 Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind; and if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into some pit." 14 Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
15 "Explain to us this figurative language," said Peter. 15 Peter said, "Explain the parable to us."
16 "Are even you," He answered, "still without intellingence? 16 "Are you still so dull?" Jesus asked them.
17 Do you not understand that whatever enters the mouth passes into the stomach and is afterwards ejected from 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 that come out of the mouth proceed from the heart, and it is these that 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 proceed wicked thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, perjury, impiety of speech. 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 eating with unwashed hands does not defile." 20 These are what make a man 'unclean'; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him 'unclean.' "
21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew into the vicinity of Tyre and Sidon. 21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
22 Here a Canaanitish woman of the district came out and persistently cried out, "Sir, Son of David, pity me; my daughter is cruelly harassed 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 answered her not a word. Then the disciples interposed, and begged Him, saying, "Send her away because she keeps crying behind 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 "I have only been sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel," He replied. 24 He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel."
25 Then she came and threw herself at His feet and entreated Him. "O Sir, help me," she said. 25 The woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me!" she said.
26 "It is not right," He said, "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 "Be it so, Sir," she said, "for even the dogs eat the scraps which fall from their masters' tables." 27 "Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."
28 "O woman," replied Jesus, "great is your faith: be it done to you as you desire." And from that moment her daughter was restored to health. 28 Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
29 Again, moving thence, Jesus went along by the Lake of Galilee; and ascending the hill, He sat down there. 29 Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down.
30 Soon great crowds came to Him, bringing with them those who were crippled in feet or hands, blind or dumb, and many besides, and they hastened to lay them at His feet. And He cured 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 people were amazed to see the dumb speaking, the maimed with their hands perfect, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they gave the 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 But Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, "My heart yearns over this mass of people, for it is now the third day that they have been with me and they have nothing to eat. I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they should faint on the road." 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 "Where can we," asked the disciples, "get bread enough in this remote place to satisfy so vast a multitude?" 33 His disciples answered, "Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?"
34 "How many loaves have you?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they said, "and a few small fish." 34 "How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they replied, "and a few small fish."
35 So He bade all the people 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, and after giving thanks He broke them up and then distributed them to the disciples, and they 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 ate and were satisfied. The broken portions that remained over they took up--seven full hampers. 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 4,000 adult men, without reckoning women and children. 38 The number of those who ate was four thousand, besides women and children.
39 He then dismissed the people, went on board the boat, and came into the district of Magadan. 39 After Jesus had sent the crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.