- ¶ THEN there gathered to him Pharisees and scribes who had come from Jerusalem.
- And they saw some of his disciples eating bread with their hands unwashed, and they reproached them.
- For all the Jews, even the Pharisees, unless their hands were washed carefully, would not eat, because they strictly observed the tradition of the elders.
- Even the things from the market, if they were not washed, they would not eat.
And there are a great many other things which they have accepted to obey, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper utensils and the bedding of dead men.
- And the scribes and Pharisees asked him, Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with their hands unwashed?
- He said to them, The prophet Isaiah well prophesied about you, O hypocrites, as it is written, This people honor me with their lips, but their heart is far away from me.
- And they worship me in vain when they teach the doctrines of the commandments of men.
- For you have ignored the commandment of God, and you observe the tradition of men, such as the washing of cups and pots and a great many other things like these.
- He said to them, You certainly do injustice to the commandment of God so as to sustain your own tradition.
- For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother;
and he who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.
- But you say, A man may say to his father or his mother, What is left over is Corban (my offering);
- And yet you do not let him do anything for his father or mother.
- So you dishonor the word of God for the sake of the tradition which you have established;
and you do a great many other things like these.
- Then Jesus called all the people and said to them, Hear me, all of you, and understand.
- There is nothing outside of a man, if it should enter into him, which can defile him;
but what goes out of him, that defiles the man.
- Who has ears to hear, let him hear.
- When Jesus entered into the house because of the people, his disciples asked him concerning that parable.
- And he said to them, So even you find it hard to understand?
Do .you not know that whatever enters into a man from outside cannot defile him?
- Because it does not enter into his heart, but into his stomach, and then is thrown out through the intestines, thereby purifying the food.
- It is what goes out of man which defiles the man.
- For from within, from the hearts of men come evil thoughts, such as fornication, adultery, theft, murder,
- Extortion, wickedness, deceit, lust, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness;
- All these evils come from within, and they defile the man.
- ¶ Jesus moved away from thence, and came to the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and he entered into a house, and did not want any one to know about him.
And yet he could not hide himself.
- For immediately a woman heard about him, whose daughter had an unclean spirit;
and she came and fell at his feet.
- But the woman was a heathen, from Phoenicia in Syria;
and she besought him to cast out the demon from her daughter.
- And Jesus said to her, Let the children be first filled;
for it is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.
- But she answered, saying to him, Yes, my Lord;
even the dogs eat the children’s crumbs under the tables.
- Jesus said to her, Go your way;
just because of this word, the demon has gone out of your daughter.
- So she went to her house and found her daughter lying in bed, and the demon gone out of her.
- ¶ Again Jesus went out from the border of Tyre and Sidon, and came to the sea of Galilee, to the border of the ten cities.
- And they brought to him a deaf and dumb man;
and they asked him to lay his hand on him.
- So he drew him aside from the people, and put his fingers into his ears;
then he spat, and touched his tongue;
- And he looked up to heaven and sighed, and he said to him, Ethpatakh, which means, Be opened.
- And in that very hour his ears were opened, and his tongue was loosened, and he spoke plainly.
- And he warned them not to tell this to any man;
but the more he warned them, so much the more they published it.
- And they were greatly astonished, saying, He does everything so well.
He makes the deaf hear and the dumb to speak.