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Matthew 15 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then Pharisees and legal experts came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 1 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked,
2 "Why are your disciples breaking the elders' rules handed down to us? They don't ritually purify their hands by washing before they eat." 2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don't wash their hands before they eat!"
3 Jesus replied, "Why do you break the command of God by keeping the rules 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, Honor your father and your mother, and The person who speaks against father or mother will certainly 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 you tell your father or mother, Everything I'm expected to contribute to you I'm giving to God as a gift, then you don't have to honor your father.' 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 So you do away with God's Law for the sake of the rules that have been handed down to you. 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 really knew what he was talking about when he prophesied about you, 7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:
8 This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far away from me. 8 " 'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
9 Their worship of me is empty since they teach instructions that are human rules." 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'"
10 Jesus called the crowd near and said to them, "Listen and understand. 10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen and understand.
11 It's not what goes into the mouth that contaminates a person in God's sight. It's what comes out of the mouth that contaminates the 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 by what you just said?" 12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?"
13 Jesus replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father didn't plant will be pulled up. 13 He replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.
14 Leave the Pharisees alone. They are blind people who are guides to blind people. But if a blind person leads another blind person, they will both fall into a ditch." 14 Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
15 Then Peter spoke up, "Explain this riddle to us." 15 Peter said, "Explain the parable to us."
16 Jesus said, "Don't you understand yet? 16 "Are you still so dull?" Jesus asked them.
17 Don't you know that everything that goes into the mouth enters the stomach and goes out into the sewer? 17 "Don't you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body?
18 But what goes out of the mouth comes from the heart. And that's what contaminates a person in God's sight. 18 But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man 'unclean.'
19 Out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adultery, sexual sins, thefts, false testimonies, and insults. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
20 These contaminate a person in God's sight. But eating without washing hands doesn't contaminate in God's sight." 20 These are what make a man 'unclean'; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him 'unclean.' "
21 From there, Jesus went to the regions of Tyre and Sidon. 21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
22 A Canaanite woman from those territories came out and shouted, "Show me mercy, Son of David. My daughter is suffering terribly from demon possession." 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 didn't respond to her at all. His disciples came and urged him, "Send her away; she keeps shouting 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 Jesus replied, "I've been sent only to the lost sheep, the people of Israel." 24 He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel."
25 But she knelt before him and said, "Lord, help me." 25 The woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me!" she said.
26 He replied, "It is not good to take the children's bread and toss it to dogs." 26 He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs."
27 She said, "Yes, Lord. But even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall off their masters' table." 27 "Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."
28 Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith. It will be just as you wish." And right then her daughter was healed. 28 Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
29 Jesus moved on from there along the shore of the Galilee Sea. He went up a mountain and sat down. 29 Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down.
30 Large crowds came to him, including those who were paralyzed, blind, injured, and unable to speak, and many others. They laid them 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 the crowd was amazed when they saw those who had been unable to speak talking, and the paralyzed cured, and the injured 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 Now Jesus called his disciples and said, "I feel sorry for the crowd because they have been with me for three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away hungry for fear they won't have enough strength to travel." 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 His disciples replied, "Where are we going to get enough food in this wilderness to satisfy such a big crowd?" 33 His disciples answered, "Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?"
34 Jesus said, "How much bread do you have?" They responded, "Seven loaves and a few fish." 34 "How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they replied, "and a few small fish."
35 He told the crowd to sit on the ground. 35 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground.
36 He took the seven loaves of bread and the fish. After he gave thanks, he broke them into pieces and gave 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 Everyone ate until they were full. The disciples collected seven baskets full of leftovers. 37 They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
38 Four thousand men ate, plus women and children. 38 The number of those who ate was four thousand, besides women and children.
39 After dismissing the crowds, Jesus got into the boat and came 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.