Matthew 15:1 Then the scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem come up to Jesus, saying, Matthew 15:2 Why do thy disciples transgress what has been delivered by the ancients? for they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.
Christ reproveth the scribes and Pharisees for transgressing God's Commandments through their own traditions:
Matthew 15:3 But he answering said to them, Why do *ye* also transgress the commandment of God on account of your traditional teaching? Matthew 15:4 For God commanded saying, Honour father and mother; and, He that speaks ill of father or mother, let him die the death. Matthew 15:5 But *ye* say, Whosoever shall say to his father or mother, It is a gift, whatsoever [it be] by which [received] from me thou wouldest be profited: Matthew 15:6 and he shall in no wise honour his father or his mother; and ye have made void the commandment of God on account of your traditional teaching. Matthew 15:7 Hypocrites! well has Esaias prophesied about you, saying, Matthew 15:8 This people honour me with the lips, but their heart is far away from me; Matthew 15:9 but in vain do they worship me, teaching [as] teachings commandments of men.
Matthew 15:10 And having called to [him] the crowd, he said to them, Hear and understand:
teacheth how that which goeth into the mouth doth not defile a man.
Matthew 15:11 Not what enters into the mouth defiles the man; but what goes forth out of the mouth, this defiles the man. Matthew 15:12 Then his disciples, coming up, said to him, Dost thou know that the Pharisees, having heard this word, have been offended? Matthew 15:13 But he answering said, Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted shall be rooted up. Matthew 15:14 Leave them alone; they are blind leaders of blind: but if blind lead blind, both will fall into a ditch. Matthew 15:15 And Peter answering said to him, Expound to us this parable. Matthew 15:16 But he said, Are *ye* also still without intelligence? Matthew 15:17 Do ye not yet apprehend, that everything that enters into the mouth finds its way into the belly, and is cast forth into the draught? Matthew 15:18 but the things which go forth out of the mouth come out of the heart, and those defile man. Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witnessings, blasphemies; Matthew 15:20 these are the things which defile man; but the eating with unwashen hands does not defile man.
He healeth the daughter of the woman of Canaan,
Matthew 15:21 And Jesus, going forth from thence, went away into the parts of Tyre and Sidon; Matthew 15:22 and lo, a Canaanitish woman, coming out from those borders, cried [to him] saying, Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is miserably possessed by a demon. Matthew 15:23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came to [him] and asked him, saying, Dismiss her, for she cries after us. Matthew 15:24 But he answering said, I have not been sent save to the lost sheep of Israel's house. Matthew 15:25 But she came and did him homage, saying, Lord, help me. Matthew 15:26 But he answering said, It is not well to take the bread of the children and cast it to the dogs. Matthew 15:27 But she said, Yea, Lord; for even the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from the table of their masters. Matthew 15:28 Then Jesus answering said to her, O woman, thy faith [is] great. Be it to thee as thou desirest. And her daughter was healed from *that* hour. Matthew 15:29 And Jesus, going away from thence, came towards the sea of Galilee, and he went up into the mountain and sat down there;
and other great multitudes:
Matthew 15:30 and great crowds came to him, having with them lame, blind, dumb, crippled, and many others, and they cast them at his feet, and he healed them: Matthew 15:31 so that the crowds wondered, seeing dumb speaking, crippled sound, lame walking, and blind seeing; 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 But Jesus, having called his disciples to [him], said, I have compassion on the crowd, because they have stayed with me already three days and they have not anything they can eat, and I would not send them away fasting lest they should faint on the way. Matthew 15:33 And his disciples say to him, Whence should we have so many loaves in [the] wilderness as to satisfy so great a crowd? Matthew 15:34 And Jesus says to them, How many loaves have ye? But they said, Seven, and a few small fishes. Matthew 15:35 And he commanded the crowds to lie down on the ground; Matthew 15:36 and having taken the seven loaves and the fishes, having given thanks, he broke [them] and gave [them] to his disciples, and the disciples to the crowd. Matthew 15:37 And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was over and above of the fragments seven baskets full; Matthew 15:38 but they that ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. Matthew 15:39 And, having dismissed the crowds, he went on board ship and came to the borders of Magadan.