Matthew 15:1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, who were of Jerusalem, 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 But he answered and said to them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? Matthew 15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. Matthew 15:5 But ye say, Whoever shall say to [his] father or [his] mother, [It is] a gift, by whatever thou mightest be profited by me; Matthew 15:6 And honor not his father or his mother, [he shall be free]. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. Matthew 15:7 [Ye] hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, Matthew 15:8 This people draw nigh to me with their mouth, and honor me with [their] lips; but their heart is far from me. Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.
Matthew 15:10 And he called the multitude, and said to them, Hear, and understand:
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 cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. Matthew 15:12 Then came his disciples, and said to him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended after they heard this saying? Matthew 15:13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be extirpated. Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leadeth the blind, both will fall into the ditch. Matthew 15:15 Then answered Peter and said to him, Declare to us this parable. Matthew 15:16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? Matthew 15:17 Do ye not yet understand, that whatever entereth 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 evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: Matthew 15:20 These are [the things] which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
He healeth the daughter of the woman of Canaan,
Matthew 15:21 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the territories of Tyre and Sidon. Matthew 15:22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same territories, and cried to him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, [thou] son of David; my daughter is grievously afflicted with a demon. 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 am not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matthew 15:25 Then came she and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me. Matthew 15:26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast [it] to dogs. Matthew 15:27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crums which fall from their master's table. Matthew 15:28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great [is] thy faith: be it to thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was healed from that very hour. Matthew 15:29 And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh to the sea of Galilee; and ascended a mountain, and sat down there.
and other great multitudes:
Matthew 15:30 And great multitudes came to him, having with them [those that were] lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them: Matthew 15:31 So that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, 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 Jesus called his disciples [to him], and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. Matthew 15:33 And his disciples say to him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to satisfy so great a multitude? Matthew 15:34 And Jesus saith to them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. Matthew 15:35 And he commanded the multitude to sit on the ground. Matthew 15:36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and broke [them], and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. Matthew 15:37 And they all ate and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that were left seven baskets full. Matthew 15:38 And they that had eaten were four thousand men, besides women and children. Matthew 15:39 And he sent away the multitude, and took a boat, and came into the borders of Magdala.