Christ reproveth the scribes and Pharisees for setting their own traditions above the commandments of God. He teacheth that not that which goeth into the mouth, but that which cometh out of it, defileth a man. He healeth the daughter of a woman of Canaan; and great multitudes near the sea of Galilee. He feedeth more than four thousand with seven loaves and a few small fishes.
1 THEN acame to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
- a: Mar. 7:1 - 9
2 bWhy do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
4 For God commanded, saying, cHonour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
5 But ye say, dWhosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. eThus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
- e: Pr. 1:25
7 Ye fhypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
8 gThis people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
9 hBut in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
10 ¶iAnd he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
11 jNot that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees kwere offended, after they heard this saying?
13 But he answered and said, lEvery plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
14 mLet them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
15 nThen answered Peter and said unto him, *Declare unto us this parable.
16 And Jesus said, oAre ye also yet without understanding?
17 Do not ye yet understand, pthat whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the *draught?
18 qBut those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
19 rFor out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat swith unwashen hands defileth not a man.
21 ¶Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the t*coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
22 uAnd, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same *coasts, and cried unto him, saying, vHave mercy on me, O Lord, thou wSon of David; my daughter is xgrievously vexed with a devil.
23 But yhe answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, zSend her away; for she crieth after us.
24 But he answered and said, aI am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 bThen came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26 But he answered and said, cIt is not *meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to ddogs.
27 And she said, eTruth, Lord: fyet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
28 gThen Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, hgreat is thy faith: ibe it unto thee even as thou wilt. jAnd her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
29 kAnd Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
30 lAnd great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:
31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and mthey glorified the God of Israel.
32 ¶nThen Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, oI have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
33 And his disciples say unto him, pWhence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
34 And Jesus saith unto them, qHow many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and sgave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37 tAnd they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken *meat that was left seven baskets full.
38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.