7:1 Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.
7:1 Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes came together to Him, having come from Jerusalem.

7:2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.
7:2 Now when they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault.

7:3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash [their] hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
7:3 For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands in a special way, holding the tradition of the elders.

7:4 And [when they come] from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, [as] the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.
7:4 When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other things which they have received and hold, like the washing of cups, pitchers, copper vessels, and couches.

7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, "Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?"

7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with [their] lips, but their heart is far from me.
7:6 He answered and said to them, "Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: 'This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me.

7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.
7:7 And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'

7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, [as] the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
7:8 "For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men--the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do."

7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
7:9 He said to them, "All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.

7:10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:
7:10 "For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother'; and, 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.'

7:11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, [It is] Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; [he shall be free].
7:11 "But you say, 'If a man says to his father or mother, "Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban"--' (that is, a gift to God),

7:12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
7:12 "then you no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother,

7:13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
7:13 "making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do."

7:14 And when he had called all the people [unto him], he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one [of you], and understand:
7:14 When He had called all the multitude to Himself, He said to them, "Hear Me, everyone, and understand:

7:15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
7:15 "There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man.

7:16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
7:16 "If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!"

7:17 And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
7:17 When He had entered a house away from the crowd, His disciples asked Him concerning the parable.

7:18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, [it] cannot defile him;
7:18 So He said to them, "Are you thus without understanding also? Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot defile him,

7:19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
7:19 "because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods?"

7:20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
7:20 And He said, "What comes out of a man, that defiles a man.

7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
7:21 "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
7:22 "thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.

7:23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
7:23 "All these evil things come from within and defile a man."

7:24 And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know [it]: but he could not be hid.
7:24 From there He arose and went to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered a house and wanted no one to know it, but He could not be hidden.

7:25 For a [certain] woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
7:25 For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and she came and fell at His feet.

7:26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
7:26 The woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by birth, and she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.

7:27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast [it] unto the dogs.
7:27 But Jesus said to her, "Let the children be filled first, for it is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs."

7:28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
7:28 And she answered and said to Him, "Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs under the table eat from the children's crumbs."

7:29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
7:29 Then He said to her, "For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter."

7:30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
7:30 And when she had come to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.

7:31 And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.
7:31 Again, departing from the region of Tyre and Sidon, He came through the midst of the region of Decapolis to the Sea of Galilee.

7:32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.
7:32 Then they brought to Him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech, and they begged Him to put His hand on him.

7:33 And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
7:33 And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers in his ears, and He spat and touched his tongue.

7:34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
7:34 Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened."

7:35 And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
7:35 Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly.

7:36 And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published [it];
7:36 Then He commanded them that they should tell no one; but the more He commanded them, the more widely they proclaimed it.

7:37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
7:37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak."