Matthew 15:1 Then, there come unto Jesus from Jerusalem Pharisees and Scribes, saying Matthew 15:2 Wherefore 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 But, he, answering, said unto themWherefore do, ye also, transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? Matthew 15:4 For, God, saidHonour thy father and thy mother, andHe that revileth father or mother, let him, surely die! Matthew 15:5 But, ye, sayWhosoever shall say to his father or his motherA gift! Whatsoever, out of me, thou mightest be profited, Matthew 15:6 in nowise, shall honour his father or his motherand so ye have cancelled, the word of God, for the sake of your, tradition. Matthew 15:7 Hypocrites! well prophesied concerning you, Isaiah, saying Matthew 15:8 This people, with the lips, do, honour, me, while, their heart, far off, holdeth from me; Matthew 15:9 But, in vain, do they pay devotions unto me, teaching, for teachings, the commandments of men.
Matthew 15:10 And, calling near the multitude, he said to themHear 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, the same, defileth the man, Matthew 15:12 Then, coming near, his disciples say unto himKnowest thou, that the Pharisees, hearing the word, were caused to stumble? Matthew 15:13 And, he, answering, saidEvery plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, will be uprooted: Matthew 15:14 Let them alone! they are, blind leaders; and, if the, blind, lead the, blind, both, into a ditch, will fall. Matthew 15:15 And Peter, answering, said unto him, Declare to us the parable. Matthew 15:16 And, he, said, To this moment, are, ye also, without discernment? Matthew 15:17 Perceive ye not that, every thing which entereth into the mouth, into the stomach, findeth way, and, into the draught, is passed; Matthew 15:18 while, the things which proceed out of the mouth, out of the heart, come forth, and, they, defile the man. Matthew 15:19 For, out of the heart, come forth wicked designs,murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, profane speakings: Matthew 15:20 these, are the things which defile the man, but, the eating with unwashed hands, doth not defile the man.
He healeth the daughter of the woman of Canaan,
Matthew 15:21 And, going forth from thence, Jesus retired into the parts of Tyre and Zidon. Matthew 15:22 And lo! a Canaanite woman, from those bounds, coming forth, began crying out, saying, Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter, is miserably demonized. Matthew 15:23 But, he, answered her no a word. And his disciples, coming forward began requesting him, sayingDismiss her, because she is crying out after us. Matthew 15:24 But, he, answering, said, I was not sent forth, save unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matthew 15:25 And, she, coming, began bowing down to him, saying, Lord! help me. Matthew 15:26 But, he, answering, said, It is, not seemly, to take the loaf of, the children, and cast, to the little dogs. Matthew 15:27 And, she, said, True, Lord! [for], even the little dogs, eat of the crumbs which are falling from the table of, their masters. Matthew 15:28 Then, answering, Jesus said to herO woman! great, is, thy faith! Be it, done, for thee, as thou desirest. And her daughter was healed, from that hour. Matthew 15:29 And, passing on from thence, Jesus came near the sea of Galilee, and, going up into the mountain, was sitting there.
and other great multitudes:
Matthew 15:30 And there came unto him large multitudes, having with themselves the lame, the maimed, the blind, the dumb, and many others,and they cast them near his feet, and he cured them; Matthew 15:31 so that the multitude marveled, seeing the dumb speaking, 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 But, Jesus, calling near his disciples, saidMy compassions are moved towards the multitude, because [even now], three days, abide they with me, and they have nothing to eat,and, to dismiss them fasting, I am not willing, lest by any means they faint in the way. Matthew 15:33 And his disciples say unto himWhence, to us, in a wilderness, loaves in such numbers as to fill a multitude, so great? Matthew 15:34 And Jesus saith unto themHow many, loaves have ye? And, they, said,Seven, and a few small fishes. Matthew 15:35 And, sending word to the multitude to recline upon the ground, Matthew 15:36 he took the seven loaves, and the fishes, and, giving thanks, brake,and began giving to his disciples, and, the disciples, to the multitudes. Matthew 15:37 And they all did eat and were filled,and, the remainder of the broken pieces, took they up, seven hampers, full. Matthew 15:38 And, they who did eat, were four thousand men, besides women and children. Matthew 15:39 And, dismissing the multitudes, he went up into the boat,and came into the bounds of Magadan.