And the Pharisees and some of the scribes, coming from Jerusalem, are gathered together to him,
and seeing some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, unwashed, hands,
(for the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands diligently, do not eat, holding what has been delivered by the ancients;
and [on coming] from the market-place, unless they are washed, they do not eat; and there are many other things which they have received to hold, the washing of cups and vessels, and brazen utensils, and couches),
then the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why do thy disciples not walk according to what has been delivered by the ancients, but eat the bread with defiled hands?
But he answering said to them, Well did Esaias prophesy concerning you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honour me with their lips, but their heart is far away from me.
But in vain do they worship me, teaching [as their] teachings commandments of men.
[For], leaving the commandment of God, ye hold what is delivered by men [to keep] -- washings of vessels and cups, and many other such like things ye do.
And he said to them, Well do ye set aside the commandment of God, that ye may observe what is delivered by yourselves [to keep].
For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, he who speaks ill of father or mother, let him surely die.
But *ye* say, If a man say to his father or his mother, [It is] corban (that is, gift), whatsoever thou mightest have profit from me by ...
And ye no longer suffer him to do anything for his father or his mother;
making void the word of God by your traditional teaching which ye have delivered; and many such like things ye do.
And having called again the crowd, he said to them, Hear me, all [of you], and understand:
There is nothing from outside a man entering into him which can defile him; but the things which go out from him, those it is which defile the man.
If any one have ears to hear, let him hear.
And when he went indoors from the crowd, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
And he says to them, Are *ye* also thus unintelligent? Do ye not perceive that all that is outside entering into the man cannot defile him,
because it does not enter into his heart but into his belly, and goes out into the draught, purging all meats?
And he said, That which goes forth out of the man, that defiles the man.
For from within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
all these wicked things go forth from within and defile the man.
And he rose up and went away thence into the borders of Tyre and Sidon; and having entered into a house he would not have any one know [it], and he could not be hid.
But immediately a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell at his feet
(and the woman was a Greek, Syrophenician by race), and asked him that he would cast the demon out of her daughter.
But [Jesus] said to her, Suffer the children to be first filled; for it is not right to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs.
But she answered and says to him, Yea, Lord; for even the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
And he said to her, Because of this word, go thy way, the demon is gone out of thy daughter.
And having gone away to her house she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.
And again having left the borders of Tyre and Sidon, he came to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.
And they bring to him a deaf [man] who could not speak right, and they beseech him that he might lay his hand on him.
And having taken him away from the crowd apart, he put his fingers to his ears; and having spit, he touched his tongue;
and looking up to heaven he groaned, and says to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
And immediately his ears were opened, and the band of his tongue was loosed and he spoke right.
And he charged them that they should speak to no one [of it]. But so much the more *he* charged them, so much the more abundantly *they* proclaimed it;
and they were astonished above measure, saying, He does all things well; he makes both the deaf to hear, and the speechless to speak.
In those days, there being again a great crowd, and they having nothing that they could eat, having called his disciples to [him], he says to them,
I have compassion on the crowd, because they have stayed with me already three days and they have not anything they can eat,
and if I should dismiss them to their home fasting, they will faint on the way; for some of them are come from far.
And his disciples answered him, Whence shall one be able to satisfy these with bread here in a desert place?
And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.
And he commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground. And having taken the seven loaves, he gave thanks, and broke [them] and gave [them] to his disciples, that they might set [them] before [them]; and they set [them] before the crowd.
And they had a few small fishes, and having blessed them, he desired these also to be set before [them].
And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up of fragments that remained seven baskets.
And they [that had eaten] were about four thousand; and he sent them away.
And immediately going on board ship with his disciples, he came into the parts of Dalmanutha.
And the Pharisees went out and began to dispute against him, seeking from him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
And groaning in his spirit, he says, Why does this generation seek a sign? Verily I say unto you, A sign shall in no wise be given to this generation.
And he left them, and going again on board ship, went away to the other side.
And they forgot to take bread, and save one loaf, they had not [any] with them in the ship.
And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and [of] the leaven of Herod.
And they reasoned with one another, [saying], It is because we have no bread.
And Jesus knowing [it], says to them, Why reason ye because ye have no bread? Do ye not yet perceive nor understand? Have ye your heart [yet] hardened?
Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?
When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many hand-baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say to him, Twelve.
And when the seven for the four thousand, the filling of how many baskets of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.
And he said to them, How do ye not yet understand?
And he comes to Bethsaida; and they bring him a blind man, and beseech him that he might touch him.
And taking hold of the hand of the blind man he led him forth out of the village, and having spit upon his eyes, he laid his hands upon him, and asked him if he beheld anything.
And having looked up, he said, I behold men, for I see [them], as trees, walking.
Then he laid his hands again upon his eyes, and he saw distinctly, and was restored and saw all things clearly.
And he sent him to his house, saying, Neither enter into the village, nor tell [it] to any one in the village.
And Jesus went forth and his disciples, into the villages of Caesarea-Philippi. And by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Who do men say that I am?
And they answered him, saying, John the baptist; and others, Elias; but others, One of the prophets.
And he asked them, But *ye*, who do ye say that I am? And Peter answering says to him, *Thou* art the Christ.
And he charged them straitly, in order that they should tell no man about him.
And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and of the chief priests and of the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise [again].
And he spoke the thing openly. And Peter, taking him to [him], began to rebuke him.
But he, turning round and seeing his disciples, rebuked Peter, saying, Get away behind me, Satan, for thy mind is not on the things that are of God, but on the things that are of men.
And having called the crowd with his disciples, he said to them, Whoever desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.
For whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it.
For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?
for what should a man give in exchange for his soul?
For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him shall the Son of man also be ashamed when he shall come in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
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