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1 Then Pharisees and scribes 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 do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat." 2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don't wash their hands before they eat!"
3 He answered them, "And why do you transgress the commandment of God 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 commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him surely 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, 'If any one tells his father or his mother, What you would have gained from me is given to God, he need not honor his 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, for the sake of your tradition, you have made void the word of God. 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, when he said: 7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:
8 'This people honors 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 in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'" 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'"
10 And he called the people to him and said to them, "Hear and understand: 10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, "Listen and understand.
11 not what goes into the mouth defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this 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 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 He answered, "Every plant 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 Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, 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 said to him, "Explain the parable to us." 15 Peter said, "Explain the parable to us."
16 And he said, "Are you also still without understanding? 16 "Are you still so dull?" Jesus asked them.
17 Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and so passes on? 17 "Don't you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body?
18 But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a 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 evil thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
20 These are what defile a man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man." 20 These are what make a man 'unclean'; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him 'unclean.' "
21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district 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 region came out and cried, "Have mercy on me, O 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 and begged him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying 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 He answered, "I was sent only 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 before him, saying, "Lord, help me." 25 The woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me!" she said.
26 And he answered, "It is not fair 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 She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that 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, "O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire." And her daughter was healed instantly. 28 Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
29 And Jesus went on from there and passed along the Sea of Galilee. And he went up on the mountain, and 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 And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the dumb, and many others, and they put 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 that the throng wondered, when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, the 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 Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days, and have nothing to eat; and I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they 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 And the disciples said to him, "Where are we to get bread enough in the desert to feed so great a crowd?" 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 have you?" 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 And commanding the crowd to sit down on the ground, 35 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground.
36 he took the seven loaves and the fish, and having given thanks he broke them 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 And they all ate and were satisfied; and they took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces 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 And sending away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of Mag'adan. 39 After Jesus had sent the crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.