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Matthew 15

ESV 1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, MSG 1 After that, Pharisees and religion scholars came to Jesus all the way from Jerusalem, criticizing, ESV 2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat." MSG 2 "Why do your disciples play fast and loose with the rules?" ESV 3 He answered them, "And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? MSG 3 But Jesus put it right back on them. "Why do you use your rules to play fast and loose with God's commands? ESV 4 For God commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.' MSG 4 God clearly says, 'Respect your father and mother,' and, 'Anyone denouncing father or mother should be killed.' ESV 5 But you say, 'If anyone tells his father or his mother, "What you would have gained from me is given to God," MSG 5 But you weasel around that by saying, 'Whoever wants to, can say to father and mother, What I owed to you I've given to God.' ESV 6 he need not honor his father.' So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God. MSG 6 That can hardly be called respecting a parent. You cancel God's command by your rules. ESV 7 You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: MSG 7 Frauds! Isaiah's prophecy of you hit the bull's-eye: ESV 8 "'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; MSG 8 These people make a big show of saying the right thing, but their heart isn't in it. ESV 9 in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'" MSG 9 They act like they're worshiping me, but they don't mean it. They just use me as a cover for teaching whatever suits their fancy." ESV 10 And he called the people to him and said to them, "Hear and understand: MSG 10 He then called the crowd together and said, "Listen, and take this to heart. ESV 11 it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person." MSG 11 It's not what you swallow that pollutes your life, but what you vomit up." ESV 12 Then the disciples came and said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?" MSG 12 Later his disciples came and told him, "Did you know how upset the Pharisees were when they heard what you said?" ESV 13 He answered, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up. MSG 13 Jesus shrugged it off. "Every tree that wasn't planted by my Father in heaven will be pulled up by its roots. ESV 14 Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit." MSG 14 Forget them. They are blind men leading blind men. When a blind man leads a blind man, they both end up in the ditch." ESV 15 But Peter said to him, "Explain the parable to us." MSG 15 Peter said, "I don't get it. Put it in plain language." ESV 16 And he said, "Are you also still without understanding? MSG 16 Jesus replied, "You too? Are you being willfully stupid? ESV 17 Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled? MSG 17 Don't you know that anything that is swallowed works its way through the intestines and is finally defecated? ESV 18 But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. MSG 18 But what comes out of the mouth gets its start in the heart. ESV 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. MSG 19 It's from the heart that we vomit up evil arguments, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, lies, and cussing. ESV 20 These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone." MSG 20 That's what pollutes. Eating or not eating certain foods, washing or not washing your hands - that's neither here nor there." Healing the People ESV 21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. MSG 21 From there Jesus took a trip to Tyre and Sidon. ESV 22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon." MSG 22 They had hardly arrived when a Canaanite woman came down from the hills and pleaded, "Mercy, Master, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly afflicted by an evil spirit." ESV 23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying out after us." MSG 23 Jesus ignored her. The disciples came and complained, "Now she's bothering us. Would you please take care of her? She's driving us crazy." ESV 24 He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." MSG 24 Jesus refused, telling them, "I've got my hands full dealing with the lost sheep of Israel." ESV 25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me." MSG 25 Then the woman came back to Jesus, went to her knees, and begged. "Master, help me." ESV 26 And he answered, "It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." MSG 26 He said, "It's not right to take bread out of children's mouths and throw it to dogs." ESV 27 She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table." MSG 27 She was quick: "You're right, Master, but beggar dogs do get scraps from the master's table." ESV 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. MSG 28 Jesus gave in. "Oh, woman, your faith is something else. What you want is what you get!" Right then her daughter became well. ESV 29 Jesus went on from there and walked beside the Sea of Galilee. And he went up on the mountain and sat down there. MSG 29 After Jesus returned, he walked along Lake Galilee and then climbed a mountain and took his place, ready to receive visitors. ESV 30 And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and they put them at his feet, and he healed them, MSG 30 They came, tons of them, bringing along the paraplegic, the blind, the maimed, the mute - all sorts of people in need - and more or less threw them down at Jesus' feet to see what he would do with them. He healed them. ESV 31 so that the crowd wondered, when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they glorified the God of Israel. MSG 31 When the people saw the mutes speaking, the maimed healthy, the paraplegics walking around, the blind looking around, they were astonished and let everyone know that God was blazingly alive among them. ESV 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." MSG 32 But Jesus wasn't finished with them. He called his disciples and said, "I hurt for these people. For three days now they've been with me, and now they have nothing to eat. I can't send them away without a meal - they'd probably collapse on the road." ESV 33 And the disciples said to him, "Where are we to get enough bread in such a desolate place to feed so great a crowd?" MSG 33 His disciples said, "But where in this deserted place are you going to dig up enough food for a meal?" ESV 34 And Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish." MSG 34 Jesus asked, "How much bread do you have?" ESV 35 And directing the crowd to sit down on the ground, MSG 35 At that, Jesus directed the people to sit down. ESV 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. MSG 36 He took the seven loaves and the fish. After giving thanks, he divided it up and gave it to the people. ESV 37 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces left over. MSG 37 Everyone ate. They had all they wanted. It took seven large baskets to collect the leftovers. ESV 38 Those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. MSG 38 Over four thousand people ate their fill at that meal. ESV 39 And after sending away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan. MSG 39 After Jesus sent them away, he climbed in the boat and crossed over to the Magadan hills.

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