Matthew 15:1
Then Pharisees and scribes came to Yeshua from Jerusalem, saying,


Matthew 15:2
Why do your disciples disobey the tradition of the elders? For they dont wash their hands when they eat bread.


Matthew 15:3
He answered them, Why do you also disobey the commandment of God because of your tradition?


Matthew 15:4
For God commanded, Honor your father and your mother,[1] and, He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.


Matthew 15:5
But you say, Whoever may tell his father or his mother, Whatever help you might otherwise have gotten from me is a gift devoted to God,


Matthew 15:6
he shall not honor his father or mother. You have made the commandment of God void because of your tradition.


Matthew 15:7
You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,


Matthew 15:8
These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.


Matthew 15:9
And in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrine rules made by men.


Matthew 15:10
He summoned the multitude, and said to them, Hear, and understand.


Matthew 15:11
That which enters into the mouth does not defile the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.


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


Matthew 15:13
But he answered, Every plant which my heavenly Father didnt plant will be uprooted.


Matthew 15:14
Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit.


Matthew 15:15
Peter answered him, Explain the parable to us.


Matthew 15:16
So Yeshua said, Do you also still not understand?


Matthew 15:17
Don’t you understand that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the belly, and then out of the body?


Matthew 15:18
But the things which proceed out of the mouth come out of the heart, and they defile the man.


Matthew 15:19
For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false testimony, and blasphemies.


Matthew 15:20
These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands doesnt defile the man.


Matthew 15:21
Yeshua went out from there, and withdrew into the region of Tyre and Sidon.


Matthew 15:22
Behold, a Canaanite woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, Have mercy on me, Lord, you son of David! My daughter is severely demonized!


Matthew 15:23
But he answered her not a word. His disciples came and begged him, saying, Send her away; for she cries after us.


Matthew 15:24
But he answered, I was not sent to anyone but the lost sheep of the house of Israel.


Matthew 15:25
But she came and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me.


Matthew 15:26
But he answered, It is not appropriate to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.


Matthew 15:27
But she said, Yes, Lord, but even the dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters table.


Matthew 15:28
Then Yeshua answered her, Woman, great is your faith! Be it done to you even as you desire. And her daughter was healed from that hour.


Matthew 15:29
Yeshua departed there, and came near to the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and sat there.


Matthew 15:30
Great multitudes came to him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others, and they put them down at his feet. He healed them,


Matthew 15:31
so that the multitude wondered when they saw the mute speaking, injured whole, lame walking, and blind seeing–and they glorified the God of Israel.


Matthew 15:32
Yeshua summoned his disciples and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat. I dont want to send them away fasting, or they might faint on the way.


Matthew 15:33
The disciples said to him, Where should we get so many loaves in a deserted place as to satisfy so great a multitude?


Matthew 15:34
Yeshua said to them, How many loaves do you have? They said, Seven, and a few small fish.


Matthew 15:35
He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground;


Matthew 15:36
and he took the seven loaves and the fish. He gave thanks and broke them, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes.


Matthew 15:37
They all ate, and were filled. They took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces that were left over.


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


Matthew 15:39
Then he sent away the multitudes, got into the boat, and came into the borders of Magdala.