15:1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,
15:1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,

15:2 "Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat."
15:2 "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands before they eat."

15:3 He answered them, "And why do you transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
15:3 He answered them, "And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?

15:4 For God commanded, `Honor your father and your mother,' and, `He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him surely die.'
15:4 For God said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.'

15:5 But you say, `If any one tells his father or his mother, What you would have gained from me is given to God, he need not honor his father.'
15:5 But you say that whoever tells father or mother, 'Whatever support you might have had from me is given to God,' then that person need not honor the father.

15:6 So, for the sake of your tradition, you have made void the word of God.
15:6 So, for the sake of your tradition, you make void the word of God.

15:7 You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:
15:7 You hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied rightly about you when he said:

15:8 `This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me;
15:8 'This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me;

15:9 in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'"
15:9 in vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts as doctrines.'"

15:10 And he called the people to him and said to them, "Hear and understand:
15:10 Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, "Listen and understand:

15:11 not what goes into the mouth defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man."
15:11 it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles."

15:12 Then the disciples came and said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?"
15:12 Then the disciples approached and said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees took offense when they heard what you said?"

15:13 He answered, "Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.
15:13 He answered, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted.

15:14 Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
15:14 Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall into a pit."

15:15 But Peter said to him, "Explain the parable to us."
15:15 But Peter said to him, "Explain this parable to us."

15:16 And he said, "Are you also still without understanding?
15:16 Then he said, "Are you also still without understanding?

15:17 Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and so passes on?
15:17 Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach, and goes out into the sewer?

15:18 But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a man.
15:18 But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this is what defiles.

15:19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander.
15:19 For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander.

15:20 These are what defile a man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man."
15:20 These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile."

15:21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon.
15:21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon.

15:22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely possessed by a demon."
15:22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon."

15:23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying after us."
15:23 But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, "Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us."

15:24 He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
15:24 He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

15:25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me."
15:25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me."

15:26 And he answered, "It is not fair to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
15:26 He answered, "It is not fair to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs."

15:27 She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."
15:27 She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."

15:28 Then Jesus answered her, "O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire." And her daughter was healed instantly.
15:28 Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish." And her daughter was healed instantly.

15:29 And Jesus went on from there and passed along the Sea of Galilee. And he went up on the mountain, and sat down there.
15:29 After Jesus had left that place, he passed along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up the mountain, where he sat down.

15:30 And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the dumb, and many others, and they put them at his feet, and he healed them,
15:30 Great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the mute, and many others. They put them at his feet, and he cured them,

15:31 so that the throng wondered, when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.
15:31 so that the crowd was amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.

15:32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days, and have nothing to eat; and I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way."
15:32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way."

15:33 And the disciples said to him, "Where are we to get bread enough in the desert to feed so great a crowd?"
15:33 The disciples said to him, "Where are we to get enough bread in the desert to feed so great a crowd?"

15:34 And Jesus said to them, "How many loaves have you?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish."
15:34 Jesus asked them, "How many loaves have you?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish."

15:35 And commanding the crowd to sit down on the ground,
15:35 Then ordering the crowd to sit down on the ground,

15:36 he took the seven loaves and the fish, and having given thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
15:36 he took the seven loaves and the fish; and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.

15:37 And they all ate and were satisfied; and they took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces left over.
15:37 And all of them ate and were filled; and they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full.

15:38 Those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
15:38 Those who had eaten were four thousand men, besides women and children.

15:39 And sending away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of Mag'adan.
15:39 After sending away the crowds, he got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan.