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1 The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Him. 1 The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus and
2 They observed that some of His disciples were eating their bread with unclean-that is, unwashed-hands. 2 saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were "unclean," that is, unwashed.
3 (For the Pharisees, in fact all the Jews, will not eat unless they wash their hands ritually, keeping the tradition of the elders. 3 (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders.
4 When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they have washed. And there are many other customs they have received and keep, like the washing of cups, jugs, copper utensils, and dining couches.) 4 When they come from the marketplace they do not eat unless they wash. And they observe many other traditions, such as the washing of cups, pitchers and kettles. )
5 Then the Pharisees and the scribes asked Him, "Why don't Your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders, instead of eating bread with ritually unclean hands?" 5 So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, "Why don't your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with 'unclean' hands?"
6 He answered them, "Isaiah prophesied correctly about you hypocrites, as it is written: These people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. 6 He replied, "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: " 'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
7 They worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commands of men. 7 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'
8 Disregarding the command of God, you keep the tradition of men." 8 You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men."
9 He also said to them, "You completely invalidate God's command in order to maintain your tradition! 9 And he said to them: "You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions!
10 For Moses said: Honor your father and your mother; and, Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must be put to death. 10 For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.'
11 But you say, 'If a man tells his father or mother: Whatever benefit you might have received from me is Corban ' " (that is, a gift [committed to the temple]), 11 But you say that if a man says to his father or mother: 'Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is Corban' (that is, a gift devoted to God),
12 "you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother. 12 then you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother.
13 You revoke God's word by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many other similar things." 13 Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that."
14 Summoning the crowd again, He told them, "Listen to Me, all of you, and understand: 14 Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen to me, everyone, and understand this.
15 Nothing that goes into a person from outside can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him. 15 Nothing outside a man can make him 'unclean' by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a man that makes him 'unclean.' "
16 If anyone has ears to hear, he should listen!" 16 After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable.
17 When He went into the house away from the crowd, the disciples asked Him about the parable. 17 "Are you so dull?" he asked. "Don't you see that nothing that enters a man from the outside can make him 'unclean'?
18 And He said to them, "Are you also as lacking in understanding? Don't you realize that nothing going into a man from the outside can defile him? 18 For it doesn't go into his heart but into his stomach, and then out of his body." (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods "clean.")
19 For it doesn't go into his heart but into the stomach and is eliminated." (As a result, He made all foods clean.) 19 He went on: "What comes out of a man is what makes him 'unclean.'
20 Then He said, "What comes out of a person-that defiles him. 20 For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,
21 For from within, out of people's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immoralities, thefts, murders, 21 greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.
22 adulteries, greed, evil actions, deceit, lewdness, stinginess, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. 22 All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean.' "
23 All these evil things come from within and defile a person." 23 Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret.
24 He got up and departed from there to the region of Tyre and Sidon. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it, but He could not escape notice. 24 In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an evil spirit came and fell at his feet.
25 Instead, immediately after hearing about Him, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit came and fell at His feet. 25 The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.
26 Now the woman was Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to drive the demon out of her daughter. 26 "First let the children eat all they want," he told her, "for it is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs."
27 He said to her, "Allow the children to be satisfied first, because it isn't right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." 27 "Yes, Lord," she replied, "but even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."
28 But she replied to Him, "Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs." 28 Then he told her, "For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter."
29 Then He told her, "Because of this reply, you may go. The demon has gone out of your daughter." 29 She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.
30 When she went back to her home, she found her child lying on the bed, and the demon was gone. 30 Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis.
31 Again, leaving the region of Tyre, He went by way of Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, through the region of the Decapolis. 31 There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged him to place his hand on the man.
32 They brought to Him a deaf man who also had a speech difficulty, and begged Jesus to lay His hand on him. 32 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man's ears. Then he spit and touched the man's tongue.
33 So He took him away from the crowd privately. After putting His fingers in the man's ears and spitting, He touched his tongue. 33 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, ""Ephphatha!"" (which means, "Be opened!").
34 Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed deeply and said to him, " Ephphatha !" (that is, "Be opened!" ). 34 At this, the man's ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
35 Immediately his ears were opened, his speech difficulty was removed, and he began to speak clearly. 35 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it.
36 Then He ordered them to tell no one, but the more He would order them, the more they would proclaim it. 36 People were overwhelmed with amazement. "He has done everything well," they said. "He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak."
37 They were extremely astonished and said, "He has done everything well! He even makes deaf people hear, and people unable to speak, talk!" 37