Matthew 15:1 Then came to Iesus Scribes and Pharisees, which were of Hierusalem, saying, Matthew 15:2 Why do thy disciples transgresse the tradition of the Elders? for they wash not their handes when they eat bread.
Christ reproveth the scribes and Pharisees for transgressing God's Commandments through their own traditions:
Matthew 15:3 But hee answered, and said vnto them, Why doe you also transgresse the Commandement of God by your tradition? Matthew 15:4 For God commaunded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: And hee that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. Matthew 15:5 But yee say, Whosoeuer shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift by whatsoeuer thou mightest bee profited by me, Matthew 15:6 And honour not his father or his mother, [hee shall be free]. Thus haue yee made the Commaundement of God of none effect by your tradition. Matthew 15:7 Yee hypocrites, well did Esaias prophecie of you, saying, Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nigh vnto mee with their mouth, and honoureth mee with their lips: but their heart is farre from me. Matthew 15:9 But in vaine they do worship me, teaching for doctrines, the commandements of men.
Matthew 15:10 And he called the multitude, and said vnto them, Heare and vnderstand.
teacheth how that which goeth into the mouth doth not defile a man.
Matthew 15:11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man: but that which commeth out of the mouth, this defileth a man. Matthew 15:12 Then came his disciples, and said vnto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended after they heard this saying? Matthew 15:13 But he answered and said, Euery plant which my heauenly father hath not planted, shalbe rooted vp. Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blinde leaders of the blinde. And if the blinde lead the blinde, both shall fall into the ditch. Matthew 15:15 Then answered Peter, and said vnto him, Declare vnto vs this parable. Matthew 15:16 And Iesus said, Are yee also yet without vnderstanding? Matthew 15:17 Doe not yee yet vnderstand, that whatsoeuer entreth in at the mouth, goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? Matthew 15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth, come forth from the heart, and they defile the man. Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed euill thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witnes, blasphemies. Matthew 15:20 These are the things which defile a man: But to eate with vnwashen hands, defileth not a man.
He healeth the daughter of the woman of Canaan,
Matthew 15:21 Then Iesus went thence, and departed into the coastes of Tyre and Sidon. Matthew 15:22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, & cried vnto him, saying, Haue mercy on me, O Lord, thou sonne of Dauid, my daughter is grieuously vexed with a deuill. Matthew 15:23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came, and besought him, saying, Send her away, for she cryeth after vs. Matthew 15:24 But he answered, and said, I am not sent, but vnto the lost sheepe of the house of Israel. Matthew 15:25 Then came she, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, helpe me. Matthew 15:26 But he answered, and said, It is not meete to take the childrens bread, and to cast it to dogs. Matthew 15:27 And she said, Trueth Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crummes which fall from their masters table. Matthew 15:28 Then Iesus answered, and said vnto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it vnto thee euen as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very houre. Matthew 15:29 And Iesus departed fro thence, and came nigh vnto the sea of Galile, and went vp into a mountaine, and sate downe there.
and other great multitudes:
Matthew 15:30 And great multitudes came vnto him, hauing with them those that were lame, blinde, dumbe, maimed, and many others, and cast them downe at Iesus feet, and he healed them: Matthew 15:31 Insomuch that the multitude wondred, when they saw the dumbe to speake, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walke, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
and with seven loaves and a few little fishes feedeth four thousand men, beside women and children.
Matthew 15:32 Then Iesus called his disciples vnto him, and said, I haue compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three dayes, and haue nothing to eate: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. Matthew 15:33 And his disciples say vnto him, Whence should we haue so much bread in the wildernesse, as to fill so great a multitude? Matthew 15:34 And Iesus saith vnto them, How many loaues haue yee? And they said, Seuen, and a few little fishes. Matthew 15:35 And hee commaunded the multitude to sit downe on the ground. Matthew 15:36 And he tooke the seuen loaues and the fishes, and gaue thankes, and brake them, and gaue to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. Matthew 15:37 And they did all eate, and were filled: and they tooke vp of the broken meate that was left, seuen baskets full. Matthew 15:38 And they that did eat, were foure thousand men, beside women and children. Matthew 15:39 And he sent away the multitude, and tooke ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.