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Matthew 15

Matthew 15:1 Then came to Iesus the Scribes and Pharises, which were of Hierusalem, saying, Matthew 15:2 Why do thy disciples transgresse the tradition of the Elders? For they wash not their hands when they eate bread.

Christ reproveth the scribes and Pharisees for transgressing God's Commandments through their own traditions:

Matthew 15:3 But he answered & said vnto them, Why doe yee also transgresse the commaundement of God by your tradition? Matthew 15:4 For God hath commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and he that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. Matthew 15:5 But ye say, Whosoeuer shal say to father or mother, By the gift that is offered by me, thou maiest haue profite, Matthew 15:6 Though hee honour not his father, or his mother, shalbe free: thus haue ye made the commaundement of God of no aucthoritie by your tradition. Matthew 15:7 O hypocrites, Esaias prophecied well of you, saying, Matthew 15:8 This people draweth neere vnto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with the lips, but their heart is farre off from me. Matthew 15:9 But in vaine they worship me, teaching for doctrines, mens precepts.

Matthew 15:10 Then hee called the multitude vnto him, and said to them, Heare and vnderstand.

teacheth how that which goeth into the mouth doth not defile a man.

Matthew 15:11 That which goeth into the mouth, defileth not the man, but that which commeth out of the mouth, that defileth the man. Matthew 15:12 Then came his disciples, and saide vnto him, Perceiuest thou not, that the Pharises are offended in hearing this saying? Matthew 15:13 But hee answered and saide, Euery plant which mine heauenly Father hath not planted, shalbe rooted vp. Matthew 15:14 Let them alone, they be the blinde leaders of the blinde: and if the blinde leade ye blinde, both shall fall into the ditche. Matthew 15:15 Then answered Peter, and said to him, Declare vnto vs this parable. Matthew 15:16 Then said Iesus, Are ye yet without vnderstanding? Matthew 15:17 Perceiue ye not yet, that whatsoeuer entreth into the mouth, goeth into the bellie, and is cast out into the draught? Matthew 15:18 But those thinges which proceede out of the mouth, come from the heart, and they defile the man. Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart come euil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, slaunders. Matthew 15:20 These are the things, which defile the man: but to eat with vnwashen hands, defileth not ye man.

He healeth the daughter of the woman of Canaan,

Matthew 15:21 And Iesus went thence, and departed into the coastes of Tyrus and Sidon. Matthew 15:22 And beholde, a woman a Cananite came out of the same coasts, and cried, saying vnto him, Haue mercie on me, O Lord, the sonne of Dauid: my daughter is miserably vexed with a deuil. Matthew 15:23 But hee answered her not a worde. Then came to him his disciples, and besought him, saying, Sende her away, for she crieth after vs. Matthew 15:24 But he answered, and said, I am not sent, but vnto the lost sheepe of the house of Israel. Matthew 15:25 Yet she came, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, helpe me. Matthew 15:26 And he answered, and said, It is not good to take the childrens bread, and to cast it to whelps. Matthew 15:27 But she said, Trueth, Lord: yet in deede the whelpes eate of the crommes, which fall from their masters table. Matthew 15:28 Then Iesus answered, and saide vnto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it to thee, as thou desirest; her daughter was made whole at that houre. Matthew 15:29 So Iesus went away from thence, and came neere vnto the sea of Galile, and went vp into a mountaine and sate downe there.

and other great multitudes:

Matthew 15:30 And great multitudes came vnto him, hauing with them, halt, blinde, dumme, maymed, and many other, and cast them downe at Iesus feete, and he healed them. Matthew 15:31 In so much that the multitude wondered, to see the dumme speake, the maimed whole, the halt to goe, and the blinde to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

and with seven loaves and a few little fishes feedeth four thousand men, beside women and children.

Matthew 15:32 Then Iesus called his disciples vnto him, and said, I haue compassion on this multitude, because they haue continued with mee already three dayes, & haue nothing to eate: and I wil not let them depart fasting, least they faint in the way. Matthew 15:33 And his disciples saide vnto him, Whence should we get so much bread in the wildernes, as should suffice so great a multitude! Matthew 15:34 And Iesus said vnto them, How many loaues haue ye? And they said, Seuen, & a few litle fishes. Matthew 15:35 Then he commanded the multitude to sit downe on the ground, Matthew 15:36 And tooke the seuen loaues, and the fishes, and gaue thankes, and brake them, and gaue to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. Matthew 15:37 And they did all eate, and were sufficed: and they tooke vp of the fragments that remained, seuen baskets full. Matthew 15:38 And they that had eaten, were foure thousand men, beside women, and litle children. Matthew 15:39 Then Iesus sent away the multitude, and tooke ship, and came into the partes of Magdala.

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