Matthew 15:1 Then came to Iesus Scribes and Phariseis from Hierusalem, sayinge: Matthew 15:2 why do thy disciples transgresse the tradicions of the elders? for thei washe not their handes when they eate bread.
Christ reproveth the scribes and Pharisees for transgressing God's Commandments through their own traditions:
Matthew 15:3 He aunswered sayd vnto them: why do ye also transgresse the commaundement of God thorow your tradicions? Matthew 15:4 For God commaunded saying: honoure thy father and mother, and he that curseth father or mother shall suffre death. Matthew 15:5 But ye saye, euery man shal say to hys father or mother: þt which thou desirest of me to helpe the with: is geuen to God, Matthew 15:6 and so shall he not honour hys father or mother. And thus haue ye made, that the commaundement of God is without effecte, thorow your tradicions. Matthew 15:7 Hypocrites, well prophecied of you Esaias sayinge: Matthew 15:8 Thys people draweth nye vnto me with their mouthes, & honoureth me with their lippes, howe be it their hertes are farre from me: Matthew 15:9 but in vayne they worshippe me teaching doctrines, which are nothyng but mens preceptes.
Matthew 15:10 And he called the people vnto hym, & sayd to them, heare and vnderstande.
teacheth how that which goeth into the mouth doth not defile a man.
Matthew 15:11 That whych goeth into the mouth, defileth not the man: but that whych commeth out of the mouthe, defileth the man. Matthew 15:12 Then came hys disciples, and sayde vnto hym: Perceyuest thou not, how that the Phariseis are offended in hearing thys saying? Matthew 15:13 He aunswered and sayd: al plantes whiche my heauenly father hath not planted, shalbe plucked vp by the rootes. Matthew 15:14 Let them alone, thei be the blynde leaders of the blynd. If þe blynd leede the blynde, both shall fall into þe dytche. Matthew 15:15 Then aunswered Peter and sayd to hym: declare vnto vs thys parable. Matthew 15:16 Then sayde Iesus are ye yet without vnderstandyng? Matthew 15:17 Perceyue ye not that whatsoeuer goeth in at the mouth, descendeth doune into the bealy, and is cast out into the draught? Matthew 15:18 But those thynges, whiche procede out of the mouthe, come from the hert and they defyle the man. Matthew 15:19 For out of the hert come euil thoughtes, murther, breakyng of wedlocke, whoredom, thefte, false, witnes bearing, blasphemye. Matthew 15:20 These are the thynges which defyle a man. But to eate wt vnwashen handes, defileth not a man.
He healeth the daughter of the woman of Canaan,
Matthew 15:21 And Iesus went thence, and departed into the costes of Tyre and Sidon Matthew 15:22 And beholde a woman whych was a Cananite came out of the same costes, and cryed vnto hym sayinge: haue mercy on me Lord the sonne of Dauid, my doughter is piteously vexed with a deuel. Matthew 15:23 And he gaue her neuer a woorde to aunswer. Then came to hym hys disciples, & besoughte hym saying: sende her away, for she foloweth vs criyng. Matthew 15:24 He aunswered, and saide: I am not sent, but vnto the lost shepe of the house of Israel. Matthew 15:25 Then she came and worshipped him saiyng master helpe me. Matthew 15:26 He aunswered & sayde: It is not good, to take thy chyldrens bread, & to cast it to dogges. Matthew 15:27 She aunswered & said: truth Lord, neuerthelesse the whelpes eate of the crommes, whiche fall from their masters table. Matthew 15:28 Then Iesus aunswered and sayd vnto her: O woman, great is thy fayth, be it to the euen as thou desirest. And her doughter was made whole, euen at that same houre. Matthew 15:29 Then Iesus went awaye from thence, and came vnto the sea of Galile, and went vp into a mountaine, and sate doune there.
and other great multitudes:
Matthew 15:30 And much people came vnto him, hauynge with them, halt, blynd, domme, maymed, and other many: and cast them doune at Iesus fete. And he healed them, Matthew 15:31 in so muche that the people wondred to se the domme speake, the maymed whole, þe halt to go, and the blynde to se, 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 hys disciples to hym & sayd I haue compassion on the people, because they haue continued with me now .iij. dayes & haue nought to eate, and I wil not let them departe fasting, lest they perish in the waie. Matthew 15:33 And his disciples sayd vnto hym, whence shoulde we get so muche breadde in the wildernes, as should suffice so great a multitude? Matthew 15:34 And Iesus sayde vnto them: How many loues haue ye? And they sayde: seuen, and a fewe litle fishes. Matthew 15:35 And he commaunded the people to sit doune on the grounde: Matthew 15:36 and toke the seuen loues and the fishes, and gaue thankes, and brake them and gaue to hys disciples, & the disciples gaue them to the people. Matthew 15:37 And they dyd all eate and were suffised. And they toke vp of the broken meate that was lefte .vij. baskettes full. Matthew 15:38 And yet thei that eate were .iiij.M. men, beside women and chyldren. Matthew 15:39 And he sent away þe people & toke ship & came into þe parties of Magdala.