The Pharisees finding fault with his disciples for eating with unwashed hands, Christ reproveth them of hypocrisy, and of making void the commandments of God by the traditions of men: he teacheth that a man is defiled, not by that which entereth in, but by that which cometh out of him: he healeth the daughter of a Syrophenician woman; and a man that was deaf and had a speech impediment.
1 THEN acame together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.
2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with 1defiled, that is to say, bwith unwashen, hands, cthey found fault.
3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands 2oft, eat not, dholding the tradition of the elders.
4 And when they come from the market, except they ewash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of 3tables.
5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, fWhy walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you ghypocrites, as it is written, hThis people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
9 And he said unto them, iFull well ye 4reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
10 For Moses said, jHonour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:
11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is kCorban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.
12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
13 lMaking the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
14 ¶mAnd when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:
15 nThere is nothing from *without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
17 pAnd when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
18 And he saith unto them, qAre ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from *without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
19 rBecause it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the *draught, purging all *meats?
20 And he said, sThat which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
21 tFor from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
22 Thefts, 5covetousness, wickedness, deceit, *lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
- 5: Gr. covetousnesses, wickednesses.
- *: lasciviousness-lustfulness, sexual wantonness, indecency.
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
24 ¶uAnd from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and ventered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.
25 For wa certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
26 The woman was a 6Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and xshe besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
27 But Jesus said unto her, yLet the children first be filled: for it is not *meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: zyet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
29 And he said unto her, aFor this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
30 And bwhen she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
31 ¶cAnd again, departing from the *coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of dDecapolis.
32 And ethey bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.
33 And he took him faside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
34 And glooking up to heaven, hhe sighed, and saith unto him, iEphphatha, that is, Be opened.
35 And jstraightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
36 And khe charged them that they should tell no man: lbut the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it;