1: Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, who were of Jerusalem, saying, 2: Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. 3: But he answered and said to them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? 4: For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. 5: But ye say, Whoever shall say to [his] father or [his] mother, [It is] a gift, by whatever thou mightest be profited by me; 6: And honor not his father or his mother, [he shall be free]. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. 7: [Ye] hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, 8: This people draw nigh to me with their mouth, and honor me with [their] lips; but their heart is far from me. 9: But in vain they do worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men. 10: And he called the multitude, and said to them, Hear, and understand: 11: Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. 12: Then came his disciples, and said to him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended after they heard this saying? 13: But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be extirpated. 14: Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leadeth the blind, both will fall into the ditch. 15: Then answered Peter and said to him, Declare to us this parable. 16: And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? 17: Do ye not yet understand, that whatever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 18: But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19: For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20: These are [the things] which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man. 21: Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the territories of Tyre and Sidon. 22: And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same territories, and cried to him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, [thou] son of David; my daughter is grievously afflicted with a demon. 23: But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. 24: But he answered and said, I am not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25: Then came she and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26: But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast [it] to dogs. 27: And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crums which fall from their master's table. 28: Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great [is] thy faith: be it to thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was healed from that very hour. 29: And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh to the sea of Galilee; and ascended a mountain, and sat down there. 30: And great multitudes came to him, having with them [those that were] lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them: 31: So that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel. 32: Then Jesus called his disciples [to him], and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. 33: And his disciples say to him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to satisfy so great a multitude? 34: And Jesus saith to them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. 35: And he commanded the multitude to sit on the ground. 36: And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and broke [them], and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 37: And they all ate and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that were left seven baskets full. 38: And they that had eaten were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39: And he sent away the multitude, and took a boat, and came into the borders of Magdala.