Christ goeth into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon -- Great multitudes come to him -- He heals the lame, the blind, and dumb.
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, Honor thy father and mother; and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death which Moses shall appoint.
5)But ye say, Whosoever shall say to father or mother, By whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me, it is a gift from me and honor not his father or mother, it is well.
6)Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
7)O ye hypocrites! well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draw nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
8)But in vain do they worship me, teaching the doctrines and the commandments of men.
9)And he called the multitude and said unto them, Hear, and understand.
10)Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth the man.
11)Then came his disciples and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
12)But he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
13)Let them alone; they be blind leaders of the blind; and if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
14)Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
15)And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?
16)Do ye not yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast into the draught?
17)But those things which proceed out of the mouth, come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
18)For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
19)These are things which defile a man. But to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
20)Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
21)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.
22)But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
23)He answered, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
24)Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
25)But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
26)And she said, Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the master's table.
27)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.
28)And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
29)And great multitudes came unto him, having with them some lame, blind, dumb, maimed, 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.
30)Then Jesus called his disciples 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.
31)And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude.
32)And Jesus said unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
33)And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
34)And he took the seven loaves, and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake the bread, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples, to the multitude.
35)And they did all eat, and were filled. And they took up of the broken meat seven baskets full.
36)And they that did eat, were four thousand men, besides women and children.
37)And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.