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Matthew 15

Matthew 15:1 Then came to Iesus Scribes and Pharises (whyche were come from Ierusalem) saying: Matthew 15:2 why do thy disciples transgresse the tradicion of the elders? for they washe not theyr handes 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 & sayde vnto them: why do ye also transgresse the commaundement of God, because of youre awne tradicion: Matthew 15:4 For God commaundeth sayinge: honoure father and mother, and he that cursseth father or mother: let hym dye the deeth. Matthew 15:5 But ye saye: euery one shall saye to his father and mother: what gift so euer shulde haue come of me, the same is turned vnto thy profyt: & so shall he not honoure his father or his mother. Matthew 15:6 And thus haue ye made the commaundement of God of none effecte, because of youre awne tradicyon. Matthew 15:7 Ypocrites, full well dyd Esaye prophesie of you, saying: Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nye vnto me with theyr mouth, and honoureth me with lyppes, howbeit, their hertes are farre from me: Matthew 15:9 but in vayne do they serue me; teachynge the doctrines and preceptes of men.

Matthew 15:10 And he called the people to him, and sayd vnto them: heare and vnderstande.

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

Matthew 15:11 That whych goeth into the mouth, defyleth not the man: but that which commeth out of the mouth, defyleth the man. Matthew 15:12 Then came his disciples, and sayde vnto him: knowest þu not, that þe Pharises were offended at this saying? Matthew 15:13 But he answered and sayd. Euery plante which my heauenly father hath not planted, shalbe plucked vp by the rotes. Matthew 15:14 Let them alone, they be þe blynde leaders of þe blynde. If the blynde leade the blynde, both shall fall into the dyche. Matthew 15:15 Then answered Peter & sayd vnto him: declare vnto vs this parable. Matthew 15:16 Iesus sayde: are ye also yet without vnderstandinge? Matthew 15:17 do not ye yet vnderstande, þt whatsoeuer entreth in at the mouth, goeth into þe bely, & is cast out into the draught? Matthew 15:18 But those thynges whych procede out of þe mouth, come forth from þe hert, & they defyle þe man. Matthew 15:19 For out of þe herte proceade euill thoughtes; murders, breakynge of wedlocke, whordoms, theftes, falsewitnesse, blasphemies. Matthew 15:20 These are þe thinges, which defyle a man. But to take meate wt vnwasshen handes, defileth not a man.

He healeth the daughter of the woman of Canaan,

Matthew 15:21 And Iesus went thence, & departed into the coastes of Tyre and Sydon Matthew 15:22 & beholde, a woman of Canaan (which cam out of the same coastes) cryed vnto him, sayinge: haue mercy on me o Lorde, þu sonne of Dauid: My daughter is pyteously vexed wyth a deuyll. Matthew 15:23 But he answered her nothing at all, & his disciples came, and besought him, sayinge: sende her awaye, for she crieth after vs: Matthew 15:24 But he answered, & sayde: I am not sent but vnto þe lost shepe of þe housse of Israel Matthew 15:25 Then cam she, & worshipped him, sayinge: lorde, helpe me. Matthew 15:26 He answered and said: it is not mete, to take þe chyldrens bread, and to cast it to dogges. Matthew 15:27 She answered & sayde: truthe Lorde, for the dogges eate of þe crommes, which fall from their masters table. Matthew 15:28 Then Iesus answered and sayde vnto her. O woman, greate is thy faith, be it vnto the, euen as þu wilt. And her daughter was made whole euen at that same tyme. Matthew 15:29 And Iesus went awaye from thence, and cam nye vnto the see of Galile, & went vp into a mountayne, & sat doune there.

and other great multitudes:

Matthew 15:30 And moche people came vnto him, bringing wt them those þt were lame, blind, deafe, maymed, and other many: & cast them downe at Iesus fete And he healed them: Matthew 15:31 in so moch, þt the people wondered, whan they sawe þe domme speake, þe maymed to be whole, the lame to walke, and the blynde to se. 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, & sayde: I haue compassyon on the people, because they continue with me nowe .iii. dayes, & haue nothing to eate: & I will not let them departe fastynge, lest they myscary by þe waye. Matthew 15:33 And his disciples saye vnto him whence shulde we get so moche bread in the wyldernes, as to suffyse so greate a multitude? Matthew 15:34 And Iesus sayeth vnto them: howe many loaues haue ye? And they saye seuen, & a fewe lytle fysshes. Matthew 15:35 And he commaunded the people to syt doune on the grounde: Matthew 15:36 and toke þe seuen loaues, & the fysshes: & after þt he had geuen thankes, he brake them, and gaue to his disciples, & the discyples gaue them to the people. Matthew 15:37 And they dyd all eate, and were suffysed. And they toke vp (of the broken meate that was lefte) seuen baskettes full. Matthew 15:38 And yet, they þt dyd eate were .iiii.M. men. besyde wemen & chyldren. Matthew 15:39 And he sent awaye the people, and toke shyppe, & came into the parties of Magdala.

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