Matthew 15 ©

1 The disciples of Christ, being accused by the Scribes and Pharisee because they eat with unwashed hands, are defended by Christ, Who reproves their hypocrisy, and rejects human institutions. 10 Teaches that their acquired offense is not to be regarded, and what it is that truly defiles the man. 22 Casts the devil out of the daughter of a Canaanite woman. 30 And heals persons with all sorts of infirmities. 32 Satisfies four thousand men with seven loaves and a few little fishes.


THEN camea to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,


Why do thy disciples transgress the 1tradition of the 2elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.


But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by 3your tradition?


Forb God commanded, saying, 4Honour thy father and mother: and, Hec that curseth father or mother, let him die 5the death.


But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, 6It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;


Andd honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.


Ye hypocrites, well did 7Esaias prophesy of you, saying,


Thise people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.


But in vain they do worship me, 8teaching for doctrines the commandmentsf of men.


¶Andg he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:


Noth that which goeth into the mouth 9defileth a man; but that which cometh 10out of the mouth, this defileth a man.


Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?


But he answered and said, Everyi11plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall 12be rooted up.


Let them alone: theyj be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.


Thenk answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this 13parable.


And Jesus said, Are ye also yet 14without understanding?


Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?l


But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.


Form out of the heart proceed evil 15thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:


These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with 16unwashen hands defileth not a man.


¶Thenn Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.


And, behold, a 17woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.


But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth 18after us.


But he answered and said, Io am not sent 19but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.


Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.


But he answered and said, It is not 20meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to 21dogs.


And she said, Truth, Lord: 22yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.


Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.


Andp Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.


Andq great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, 23maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:


Insomuch 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.


¶Thenr Jesus called his disciples unto 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.


And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?


And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.


And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.


And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave 24thanks,s and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.


And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.


And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.


And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of 25Magdala.