Matthew 15

Matthew Chapter 15 KJV

1Christ reproveth the scribes and Pharisees for setting their own traditions above the commandments of God. 10He teacheth that not that which goeth into the mouth, but that which cometh out of it, defileth a man. 21He healeth the daughter of a woman of Canaan; 29and great multitudes near the sea of Galilee. 32He feedeth more than four thousand with seven loaves and a few small fishes.
1 Then 1came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
2 1Why 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 unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
4 For God commanded, saying, 1Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
5 But ye say, 1Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. 1Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
7 ye 1hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
8 1This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
9 1But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
10 1And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
11 1Not 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 unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees 1were offended, after they heard this saying?
13 But he answered and said, 1Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
14 1Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
15 1Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
16 And Jesus said, 1Are ye also yet without understanding?
17 Do not ye yet understand, 1that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
18 1But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
19 1For 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 1with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
21 ¶ Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the 1coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
22 1And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, 2Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou 3Son of David; my daughter is 4grievously vexed with a devil.
23 But 1he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, 2Send her away; for she crieth after us.
24 But he answered and said, 1I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 1Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26 But he answered and said, 1It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to 2dogs.
27 And she said, 1Truth, Lord: 2yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
28 1Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, 2great is thy faith: 3be it unto thee even as thou wilt. 4And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
29 1And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
30 1And great multitudes came unto 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 Insomuch 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 1they glorified the God of Israel.
32 1Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, 2I 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 unto him, 1Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
34 And Jesus saith unto them, 1How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
35 And he commanded the multitude 1to sit down on the ground.
36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and 1gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37 1And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of 1Magdala.
Matthew 15