- And there are gathered together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem,
- and had seen that some of his disciples ate their bread with defiled, that is, unwashen, hands.
- (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands diligently, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders;
- and [when they come] from the market-place, except they bathe themselves, they eat not;
and many other things there are, which they have received to hold, washings of cups, and pots, and brasen vessels.)
- And the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with defiled hands?
- And he said unto them, Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoreth me with their lips, But their heart is far from me.
- But in vain do they worship me, Teaching [as their] doctrines the precepts of men.
- Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.
- And he said unto them, Full well do ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your tradition.
- For Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother;
and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die the death:
- but ye say, If a man shall say to his father or his mother, That wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is Corban, that is to say, Given [to God];
- ye no longer suffer him to do aught for his father or his mother;
- making void the word of God by your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things ye do.
- And he called to him the multitude again, and said unto them, Hear me all of you, and understand:
- there is nothing from without the man, that going into him can defile him;
but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man.
- [If any man hath ears to hear, let him hear.]
- And when he was entered into the house from the multitude, his disciples asked of him the parable.
- And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also?
Perceive ye not, that whatsoever from without goeth into the man, [it] cannot defile him;
- because it goeth not into his heart, but into his belly, and goeth out into the draught?
[This he said], making all meats clean.
- And he said, That which proceedeth out of the man, that defileth the man.
- For from within, out of the heart of men, evil thoughts proceed, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,
- covetings, wickednesses, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, railing, pride, foolishness:
- all these evil things proceed from within, and defile the man.
- And from thence he arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon.
And he entered into a house, and would have no man know it;
and he could not be hid.
- But straightway a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell down at his feet.
- Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race.
And she besought him that he would cast forth the demon out of her daughter.
- And he said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread and cast it to the dogs.
- But she answered and saith unto him, Yea, Lord;
even the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs.
- And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way;
the demon is gone out of thy daughter.
- And she went away unto her house, and found the child laid upon the bed, and the demon gone out.
- And again he went out from the borders of Tyre, and came through Sidon unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis.
- And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech;
and they beseech him to lay his hand upon him.
- And he took him aside from the multitude privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue;
- and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
- And his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
- And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it.
- And they were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well;
he maketh even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.