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Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.
2 And they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands.
3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
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 pitchers, and copper vessels.
5 And the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with defiled hands?
6 And he said unto them, Well hath Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men.
9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him be put to death:
11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift unto God, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me.
12 Then ye suffer him no more to do anything for his father or his mother;
13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have handed down: and many such like things do ye.
14 And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:
15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him:
16 But the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
17 And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
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;
19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the waste? (Thus declared he all meats clean.)
20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,
22 Covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness:
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
24 And from thence he arose, and went into the region of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.
25 For a certain woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
27 And 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.
28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet even the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
29 And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
30 And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
31 And again, departing from the region of Tyre, he came through Sidon unto the sea of Galilee, and into the region of Decapolis.
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.
33 And he took him aside from the multitude privily, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue;
34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Eph'phatha, that is, Be opened.
35 And straightway his ears were opened, and the impediment in his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
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;
37 And they were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
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