Matthew 15:1 Then there come to Jesus from Jerusalem Pharisees and scribes, saying, Matthew 15:2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
Christ reproveth the scribes and Pharisees for transgressing God's Commandments through their own traditions:
Matthew 15:3 And he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? Matthew 15:4 For God said, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die the death. Matthew 15:5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, That wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is given [to God]; Matthew 15:6 he shall not honour his father. And ye have made void the word of God because of your tradition. Matthew 15:7 Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, Matthew 15:8 This people honoureth me with their lips; But their heart is far from me. Matthew 15:9 But in vain do they worship me, Teaching [as their] doctrines the precepts of men.
Matthew 15:10 And he called to him the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
teacheth how that which goeth into the mouth doth not defile a man.
Matthew 15:11 Not that which entereth into the mouth defileth the man; but that which proceedeth out of the mouth, this defileth the man. Matthew 15:12 Then came the disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, when they heard this saying? Matthew 15:13 But he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father planted not, shall be rooted up. Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into a pit. Matthew 15:15 And Peter answered and said unto him, Declare unto us the parable. Matthew 15:16 And he said, Are ye also even yet without understanding? Matthew 15:17 Perceive ye not, that whatsoever goeth into the mouth passeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? Matthew 15:18 But the things which proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the heart; and they defile the man. Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, railings: Matthew 15:20 these are the things which defile the man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not the man.
He healeth the daughter of the woman of Canaan,
Matthew 15:21 And Jesus went out thence, and withdrew into the parts of Tyre and Sidon. Matthew 15:22 And behold, a Canaanitish woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. Matthew 15:23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. Matthew 15:24 But he answered and said, I was not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matthew 15:25 But she came and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. Matthew 15:26 And he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread 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 their masters' table. Matthew 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it done unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was healed from that hour. Matthew 15:29 And Jesus departed thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and sat there.
and other great multitudes:
Matthew 15:30 And there came unto him great multitudes, having with them the lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and they cast them down at his feet; and he healed them: Matthew 15:31 insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, and the lame walking, and the 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 And Jesus called unto him his disciples, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat: and I would not send them away fasting, lest haply they faint in the way. Matthew 15:33 And the disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so many loaves in a desert place, as to fill so great a multitude? Matthew 15:34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few small fishes. Matthew 15:35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground; Matthew 15:36 and he took the seven loaves and the fishes; and he gave thanks and brake, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes. Matthew 15:37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up that which remained over of the broken pieces, seven baskets full. Matthew 15:38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children. Matthew 15:39 And he sent away the multitudes, and entered into the boat, and came into the borders of Magadan.