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them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them, and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them. 49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried (For they all saw him, and were troubled.) And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer; it is I; 51 be not afraid. And he went up to them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves, beyond measure, 52 and wondered. For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was 53 hardened. And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and 54 drew to the shore. And when they were come out of the ship, immediately they knew 55 him. And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was. 56 And whithersoever he entered into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment; and as many as touched him were made whole.
THEN came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, who came 2 from Jerusalem. And when they saw some of his dsciples eat bread with defiled (that is
to say, with unwashen) hands, they found 3 fault. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, hold 4 ing the tradition of the elders. And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there are, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brazen vessels, and of 5 tables.) Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread 6 with unwashen hands? He answered and said unto them, Well has Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it was written, this people honoreth me with their lips, but their heart 7 is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the com8 mandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups and many 9 other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Ye do entirely reject the commandment of God, that he may keep your own tra10 dition. For Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother; and whoso curseth father or 11 mother, let him die the death: But ye teach, if a man say to his father or mother, Whatever of mine which may be profitable to you, is corban, that is, a thing devoted to God!
By pretending to make an offering to God, a child was freed, by the Jewish doctors, from contributing to the support of its parents. Such a maxim merited severe censure. This was making the word of God of no effect, and the very reverse of our Savior's declaration, that our heavenly Father requires mercy rather than sacrifice.
12 That he shall no more be obliged to do aught 13 for his father or his mother. Thus making the word of God of no effect by the tradition ye have established. And many other such things ye do.
14 And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me. 15 every one of you, and understand. 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 16 man. If any man have ears to hear, let him 17 hear. And when he was entered into the
house from the people, his disciples asked 18 him concerning the parable. 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 19 cannot defile him, because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out 20 into the draught, purging all meats? And he
said, That which cometh out of the man, that 21 defileth the man. For from within, out of the
heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, 22 fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness,
wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, 23 blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
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 25 it but he could not be hid. For a certain
woman, whose young daughter had an unclean. spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his
26 feet:* The woman was a Gentile, a (Syrophenician by nation) and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her 27 daughter. But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled for it is not proper to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto 28 the dogs. And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table 29 eat of the children's crumbs. And he said unto her, For this saying, go thy way; the 30 demon is gone out of thy daughter.† 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 coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Deca32 polis. 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 33 him. And he took him aside from the multi
tude, and put his fingers into his cars, and he 34 spit, and touched his tongue, and looking
up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, 35 Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And immediately his ears were opened, and the string of 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 37 the more a great deal they published it, and
See Mat. xv. 28.
This woman discovered great humility as well as faith.
were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well; he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
1 IN those days, the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his 2 disciples unto him, and saith unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have 3 nothing to eat and if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the 4 way for many of them came from far. And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the 5 wilderness? And he asked them, How many 6 loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them 7 before the people. And they had a few small
fishes and he blessed God, and commanded 8 to set them also before them. So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the 9 broken meat that was left seven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away.
And immediately he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of 11 Dalmanutha. And the Pharisees came forth,