1 Then the scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying,
2 Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash
their hands when they eat bread.
3 He answered and said to them, Why do you also transgress the commandment of God
by reason of your tradition?
4 For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and your mother; and, He who curses
father or mother, let him die the death.
5 But you say, Whoever says to his father or mother, Whatever profit you might have
received from me is a gift to God;
6 and he does not honor his father or mother. Thus you have voided the commandment of God by your tradition.
7 Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:
8 These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but
their heart is far from Me.
9 And in vain they revere Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.
10 And when He had called the multitude to Himself, He said to them, Hear and
11 Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this
defiles a man.
12 Then His disciples came and said to Him, Do You know that the Pharisees were
offended when they heard this saying?
13 But He answered and said, Every plant which My Heavenly Father has not planted
will be uprooted.
14 Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into the ditch.
15 Then Peter answered and said to Him, Explain this parable to us.
16 So Jesus said, Are you also still without understanding?
17 Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and
is eliminated into the sewer?
18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual perversions,
thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
20 These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not
defile a man.
21 Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came from those borders and cried out to Him,
saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is grievously demon-possessed.
23 But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying,
Send her away, for she cries out after us.
24 But He answered and said, I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of
25 Then she came and did homage to Him, saying, Lord, help me!
26 But He answered and said, It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to
the little dogs.
27 But she said, Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their
28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as
you desire. And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
29 And Jesus departed from there, came beside the Sea of Galilee, and went up into the
mountain and sat down there.
30 And great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they cast them down at Jesus' feet, and He healed them.
31 So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made
whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.
32 Then Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, I have compassion on the
multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat.
And I do not want to send them away hungry, that they not faint on the way.
33 And His disciples said to Him, Where could we get enough bread in the wilderness to
feed such a great multitude?
34 Jesus said to them, How many loaves do you have? And they said, Seven, and a few
35 So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
36 And He took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, broke them and gave
them to His disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitude.
37 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets full of the
fragments that were left.
38 And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
39 And He sent away the multitude, got into the boat, and came to the borders of