7:1 And there are gathered together to him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem,
7:2 and had seen that some of his disciples ate their bread with common hands, that is unwashed.
7:3 --For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands diligently, don't eat, holding the tradition of the elders;
7:4 and [when they come] from the marketplace, except they bathe themselves, they don't eat; and many other things there are, which they have received to hold, washings of cups, and pots, and bronze vessels, and beds.--
7:5 And the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why don't your disciples walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with common hands?
7:6 And he said to them, Isaiah prophesied well of you+ hypocrites, as it is written, This people honors me with their lips, But their heart is far from me.
7:7 But in vain they worship me, Teaching [as their] doctrines the precepts of men.
7:8 You+ leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the tradition of men.
7:9 And he said to them, Full well do you+ reject the commandment of God, that your+ tradition might be established.
7:10 For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother; and, He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him die the death:
7:11 but you+ say, If a man will say to his father or his mother, That with which you might have been profited by me is Corban, that is to say, Given [to God];
7:12 you+ no longer allow him to do anything for his father or his mother;
7:13 making void the word of God by your+ tradition, which you+ have delivered: and many such like things you+ do.
7:14 And he called to him the multitude again, and said to them, Hear me all of you+, and understand:
7:15 there is nothing from outside the man, that going into him can defile him; but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man.
7:17 And when he had entered into the house from the multitude, his disciples asked of him the parable.
7:18 And he says to them, Are you+ so without understanding also? Don't you+ perceive, that whatever from outside goes into the man, [it] can't defile him;
7:19 because it does not go into his heart, but into his belly, and goes out into the latrine? [This he said], making all meats clean.
7:20 And he said, That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man.
7:21 For from inside, out of the heart of men, evil thoughts proceed, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,
7:22 greed, wickednesses, deceit, sexual immorality, an evil eye, railing, pride, foolishness:
7:23 all these evil things proceed from inside, and defile the man.
7:24 And from there he arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre. And he entered into a house, and would have no man know it; and he could not be hid.
7:25 But right away a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell down at his feet.
7:26 Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. And she implored him that he would cast forth the demon out of her daughter.
7:27 And he said to her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs.
7:28 But she answered and says to him, Lord, even the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
7:29 And he said to her, For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.
7:30 And she went away to her house, and found the child laid on the bed, and the demon gone out.
7:31 And again he went out from the borders of Tyre, and came through Sidon to the sea of Galilee, through the middle of the borders of Decapolis.
7:32 And they bring to him one who was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they urge him to lay his hand on him.
7:33 And he took him aside from the multitude privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue;
7:34 and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and says to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
7:35 And immediately his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plain.
7:36 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.
7:37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, He has done all things well; he makes even the deaf to hear, and the mute to speak.
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