Then came to Iesus Scribes and Pharisees, which were come from Hierusalem, saying:
Why do thy disciples transgresse the traditions of the elders?
for they washe not their handes when they eate bread.
But he aunswered and sayde vnto them: why do ye also transgresse the commaundement of God, by your tradition?
For God comaunded, saying: honour father and mother, and he that curseth father or mother, let hym dye the death.
But ye say, whosoeuer shall say to father or mother: by the gyft that [is offered] of me, thou shalt be helped:
And so shall he not honour his father or his mother.
And thus haue ye made the commaundement of God, of none effect, by your tradition.
Hypocrites, full well dyd Esayas prophecie of you, saying:
This people draweth nye vnto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lippes: howbeit, their hearts are farre from me.
But in vayne do they worshippe me, teachyng doctrine, preceptes of men.
And he called the people to hym, and sayde vnto them: heare, & vnderstande.
That which goeth into the mouth, defyleth not the man: but that which commeth out of the mouth, defyleth the man.
Then came his disciples, and sayde vnto hym: knowest thou not, that the Pharisees were offended after they hearde this saying?
But he aunswered and sayde: Euery plantyng which my heauenly father hath not planted, shalbe rooted vp.
Let them alone, they be the blynde leaders of the blynde.
If the blynde leade the blynde, both shall fall into the dytche.
Then aunswered Peter, and sayde vnto hym: Declare vnto vs this parable.
Iesus sayde: Are ye also without vnderstandyng?
Do not ye yet vnderstande, that whatsoeuer entreth in at the mouth, goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
But those thynges which proceade out of the mouth, come foorth from the heart, and they defyle the man.
For out of the heart, proceade euyll thoughtes, murders, adulteries, whordomes, theftes, false witnesse, blasphemyes.
These are the thynges, which defyle a man: But to eate with vnwasshen handes, defyleth not a man.
And Iesus went thence, and departed into the coastes of Tyre and Sidon.
And beholde, a woman of the Chananites, which came out of the same coastes, cryed vnto hym, saying: Haue mercie on me O Lorde, thou sonne of Dauid: My daughter is greeuously vexed with a deuyll.
But he aunswered her not a worde: and his disciples came, and besought hym, saying: sende her away, for she cryeth after vs.
But he aunswered, and sayde: I am not sent but vnto the lost sheepe of the house of Israel.
Then came she, and worshipped him, saying: Lorde, helpe me.
He aunswered, and sayde: it is not meete to take the chyldrens bread, and to cast it to litle dogges.
She aunswered and sayde, trueth Lorde: and yet litle dogges eate of the crummes, which fall fro their maisters table.
Then Iesus aunswered, and sayde vnto her: O woman, great is thy fayth, be it vnto thee, euen as thou wylt.
And her daughter was made whole, euen from that same tyme.
And Iesus went from thence, and came nye vnto the sea of Galilee, and went vp into a mountayne, and sate downe there.
And great multitudes came vnto him, hauyng with them those that were lame, blynde, dumbe, maymed, & other many, and cast them downe at Iesus feete: And he healed them.
In so much that the people wondred, when they sawe the dumbe speake, the maymed to be whole, the lame to walke, and the blynde to see: And they glorified the God of Israel.
Then Iesus called his disciples vnto hym, and sayde: I haue compassion on the people, because they continue with me nowe three dayes, and haue nothing to eate: and I wyll not let them depart fastyng, lest they faynt in the way.
And his disciples say vnto hym: whence [shoulde we get] so much bread in the wyldernesse, as to suffise so great a multitude?
And Iesus sayeth vnto them: howe many loaues haue ye?
And they say, seuen, and a fewe litle fisshes.
And he commaunded the people to sit downe on the grounde:
And toke the seuen loaues, and the fisshes: and after that he had geuen thankes, he brake them, and gaue to his disciples, and the disciples gaue them to the people.
And they dyd all eate, and were suffised: And they toke vp, of the broken meate that was left, seuen baskets full.
And yet they that did eate, were foure thousande men, besyde women and chyldren.
And he sent away the people, and toke shippe, and came into the parties of Magdala.