King James VersionMatthew15


1 Then came to Je­sus scribes and Phar­isees, which were of Jerusalem, say­ing, 2 Why do thy dis­ci­ples transgress the tra­di­tion of the el­ders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. 3 But he an­swered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the com­mand­ment of God by your tra­di­tion? 4 For God com­mand­ed, say­ing, Hon­our thy fa­ther and moth­er: and, He that curseth fa­ther or moth­er, let him die the death. 5 But ye say, Whoso­ev­er shall say to his fa­ther or his moth­er, It is a gift, by what­so­ev­er thou might­est be prof­it­ed by me; 6 And 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. 7 Ye hyp­ocrites, well did Esa­ias proph­esy of you, say­ing, 8 This peo­ple draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and hon­oureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain they do wor­ship me, teach­ing for doc­trines the com­mand­ments of men. 10 And he called the mul­ti­tude, and said unto them, Hear, and un­der­stand: 11 Not that which goeth into the mouth de­fileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this de­fileth a man. 12 Then came his dis­ci­ples, and said unto him, Know­est thou that the Phar­isees were of­fend­ed, af­ter they heard this say­ing? 13 But he an­swered and said, Ev­ery plant, which my heav­en­ly Fa­ther hath not plant­ed, shall be root­ed up. 14 Let them alone: they be blind lead­ers of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. 15 Then an­swered Pe­ter and said unto him, De­clare unto us this para­ble. 16 And Je­sus said, Are ye also yet with­out un­der­stand­ing? 17 Do not ye yet un­der­stand, that what­so­ev­er en­tereth in at the mouth goeth into the bel­ly, and is cast out into the draught? 18 But those things which pro­ceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they de­file the man. 19 For out of the heart pro­ceed evil thoughts, mur­ders, adul­ter­ies, for­ni­ca­tions, thefts, false wit­ness, blas­phemies: 20 These are the things which de­file a man: but to eat with un­washen hands de­fileth not a man. 21 Then Je­sus went thence, and de­part­ed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And, be­hold, a wom­an 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. 23 But he an­swered her not a word. And his dis­ci­ples came and be­sought him, say­ing, Send her away; for she cri­eth af­ter us. 24 But he an­swered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Is­rael. 25 Then came she and wor­shipped him, say­ing, Lord, help me. 26 But he an­swered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. 27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their mas­ters' table. 28 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. 29 And Je­sus de­part­ed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a moun­tain, and sat down there. 30 And great mul­ti­tudes came unto 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: 31 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. 32 Then 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. 33 And his dis­ci­ples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilder­ness, as to fill so great a mul­ti­tude? 34 And Je­sus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Sev­en, and a few lit­tle fish­es. 35 And he com­mand­ed the mul­ti­tude to sit down on the ground. 36 And he took the sev­en loaves and the fish­es, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his dis­ci­ples, and the dis­ci­ples to the mul­ti­tude. 37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the bro­ken meat that was left sev­en bas­kets full. 38 And they that did eat were four thou­sand men, be­side wom­en and chil­dren. 39 And he sent away the mul­ti­tude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Mag­dala.