Matthew 15:1 Then come unto Jesus do they from Jerusalemscribes and Phariseessaying, Matthew 15:2 'Wherefore do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they do not wash their hands when they may eat bread.'
Christ reproveth the scribes and Pharisees for transgressing God's Commandments through their own traditions:
Matthew 15:3 And he answering said to them, 'Wherefore also do ye transgress the command of God because of your tradition? Matthew 15:4 for God did command, saying, Honour thy father and mother; and, He who is speaking evil of father or motherlet him die the death; Matthew 15:5 but ye say, Whoever may say to father or mother, An offering [is] whatever thou mayest be profited by me; Matthew 15:6 and he may not honour his father or his mother, and ye did set aside the command of God because of your tradition. Matthew 15:7 'Hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, Matthew 15:8 This people doth draw nigh to Me with their mouth, and with the lips it doth honour Me, but their heart is far off from Me; Matthew 15:9 and in vain do they worship Me, teaching teachingscommands of men.'
Matthew 15:10 And having called near the multitude, he 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 is coming into the mouth doth defile the man, but that which is coming forth from the mouth, this defileth the man.' Matthew 15:12 Then his disciples having come near, said to him, 'Hast thou known that the Pharisees, having heard the word, were stumbled?' Matthew 15:13 And he answering said, 'Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant shall be rooted up; Matthew 15:14 let them alone, guides they areblind of blind; and if blind may guide blind, both into a ditch shall fall.' Matthew 15:15 And Peter answering said to him, 'Explain to us this simile.' Matthew 15:16 And Jesus said, 'Are ye also yet without understanding? Matthew 15:17 do ye not understand that all that is going into the mouth doth pass into the belly, and into the drain is cast forth? Matthew 15:18 but the things coming forth from the mouth from the heart do come forth, and these defile the man; Matthew 15:19 for out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, whoredoms, thefts, false witnessings, evil speakings: Matthew 15:20 these are the things defiling the man; but to eat with unwashen hands doth not defile the man.'
He healeth the daughter of the woman of Canaan,
Matthew 15:21 And Jesus having come forth thence, withdrew to the parts of Tyre and Sidon, Matthew 15:22 and lo, a woman, a Canaanitess, from those borders having come forth, did call to him, saying, 'Deal kindly with me, SirSon of David; my daughter is miserably demonized.' Matthew 15:23 And he did not answer her a word; and his disciples having come to him, were asking him, saying'Let her away, because she crieth after us;' Matthew 15:24 and he answering said, 'I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.' Matthew 15:25 And having come, she was bowing to him, saying, 'Sir, help me;' Matthew 15:26 and he answering said, 'It is not good to take the children's bread, and to cast to the little dogs.' Matthew 15:27 And she said, 'Yes, sir, for even the little dogs do eat of the crumbs that are falling from their lords' table;' Matthew 15:28 then answering, Jesus said to her, 'O woman, great [is] thy faith, let it be to thee as thou wilt;' and her daughter was healed from that hour. Matthew 15:29 And Jesus having passed thence, came nigh unto the sea of Galilee, and having gone up to the mountain, he was sitting there,
and other great multitudes:
Matthew 15:30 and there came to him great multitudes, having with them lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and they did cast them at the feet of Jesus, and he healed them, Matthew 15:31 so that the multitudes did wonder, seeing dumb ones speaking, maimed whole, 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 And Jesus having called near his disciples, said, 'I have compassion upon the multitude, because now three days they continue with me, and they have not what they may eat; and to let them away fasting I will not, lest they faint in the way.' Matthew 15:33 And his disciples say to him, 'Whence to us, in a wilderness, so many loaves, as to fill 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 multitudes to sit down upon the ground, Matthew 15:36 and having taken the seven loaves and the fishes, having given thanks, he did break, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. Matthew 15:37 And they did all eat, and were filled, and they took up what was over of the broken pieces seven baskets full, Matthew 15:38 and those eating were four thousand men, apart from women and children. Matthew 15:39 And having let away the multitudes, he went into the boat, and did come to the borders of Magdala.