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Matthew 15

MSG 1 After that, Pharisees and religion scholars came to Jesus all the way from Jerusalem, criticizing, NIV 1 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, MSG 2 "Why do your disciples play fast and loose with the rules?" NIV 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!” 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? NIV 3 Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? MSG 4 God clearly says, 'Respect your father and mother,' and, 'Anyone denouncing father or mother should be killed.' NIV 4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’ 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.' NIV 5 But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is ‘devoted to God,’ MSG 6 That can hardly be called respecting a parent. You cancel God's command by your rules. NIV 6 they are not to ‘honor their father or mother’ with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition. MSG 7 Frauds! Isaiah's prophecy of you hit the bull's-eye: NIV 7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: MSG 8 These people make a big show of saying the right thing, but their heart isn't in it. NIV 8 “ ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. 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." NIV 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’” MSG 10 He then called the crowd together and said, "Listen, and take this to heart. NIV 10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. MSG 11 It's not what you swallow that pollutes your life, but what you vomit up." NIV 11 What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.” MSG 12 Later his disciples came and told him, "Did you know how upset the Pharisees were when they heard what you said?" NIV 12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?” MSG 13 Jesus shrugged it off. "Every tree that wasn't planted by my Father in heaven will be pulled up by its roots. NIV 13 He replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. 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." NIV 14 Leave them; they are blind guides.If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” MSG 15 Peter said, "I don't get it. Put it in plain language." NIV 15 Peter said, “Explain the parable to us.” MSG 16 Jesus replied, "You too? Are you being willfully stupid? NIV 16 “Are you still so dull?” Jesus asked them. MSG 17 Don't you know that anything that is swallowed works its way through the intestines and is finally defecated? NIV 17 “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? MSG 18 But what comes out of the mouth gets its start in the heart. NIV 18 But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. MSG 19 It's from the heart that we vomit up evil arguments, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, lies, and cussing. NIV 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. 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 NIV 20 These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.” MSG 21 From there Jesus took a trip to Tyre and Sidon. NIV 21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 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." NIV 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.” 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." NIV 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.” MSG 24 Jesus refused, telling them, "I've got my hands full dealing with the lost sheep of Israel." NIV 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” MSG 25 Then the woman came back to Jesus, went to her knees, and begged. "Master, help me." NIV 25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. MSG 26 He said, "It's not right to take bread out of children's mouths and throw it to dogs." NIV 26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” MSG 27 She was quick: "You're right, Master, but beggar dogs do get scraps from the master's table." NIV 27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” 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. NIV 28 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment. MSG 29 After Jesus returned, he walked along Lake Galilee and then climbed a mountain and took his place, ready to receive visitors. NIV 29 Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down. 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. NIV 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. 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. NIV 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. 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." NIV 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.” MSG 33 His disciples said, "But where in this deserted place are you going to dig up enough food for a meal?" NIV 33 His disciples answered, “Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?” MSG 34 Jesus asked, "How much bread do you have?" NIV 34 “How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked. “Seven,” they replied, “and a few small fish.” MSG 35 At that, Jesus directed the people to sit down. NIV 35 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. MSG 36 He took the seven loaves and the fish. After giving thanks, he divided it up and gave it to the people. NIV 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. MSG 37 Everyone ate. They had all they wanted. It took seven large baskets to collect the leftovers. NIV 37 They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. MSG 38 Over four thousand people ate their fill at that meal. NIV 38 The number of those who ate was four thousand men, besides women and children. MSG 39 After Jesus sent them away, he climbed in the boat and crossed over to the Magadan hills. NIV 39 After Jesus had sent the crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.

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