Matthew, Chapter 11

11:1 Then Pharisees and scribes from Jerusalem come to Jesus, saying,
11:2 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat bread.
11:3 And he answered and said to them, Why do you+ also transgress the commandment of God because of your+ tradition?
11:4 For God said, Honor your father and your mother: and, He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him die the death.
11:5 But you+ say, Whoever will say to his father or his mother, That with which you might have been profited by me is given [to God];
11:6 he will not honor his father. And you+ have made void the word of God because of your+ tradition.
11:7 You+ hypocrites, Isaiah prophesied well of you+, saying,
11:8 This people honors me with their lips; But their heart is far from me.
11:9 But in vain they worship me, Teaching [as their] doctrines the precepts of men.
11:10 And he called to him the multitude, and said to them, Hear+, and understand+:
11:11 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.
11:12 Then his disciples asked of him the parable.
11:13 And he said to them, Are you+ so without understanding also?
11:14 Don't you+ perceive, that whatever from outside goes into the man, [it] can't defile him; because it does not go into his heart, but into his belly, and goes out into the latrine?
11:15 That which proceeds out of the man, that defiles the man.
11:16 For from inside, out of the heart of men, evil thoughts proceed, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, greed, wickednesses, deceit, sexual immorality, an evil eye, railing, pride, foolishness:
11:17 all these evil things proceed from inside, and defile the man.
11:18 A good tree is not able to produce evil fruit, neither is a corrupt tree [able] to produce good fruit: for the tree is known by its fruit. For men do not gather grapes of thorns, nor do they gather figs of thistles.
11:19 The good man out of his good treasure brings forth good things: and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil things.
11:20 And Jesus went out from there, and withdrew into the parts of Tyre and Sidon.
11:21 And look, a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell down at his feet. Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race.
11:22 And she implored him that he would cast forth the demon out of her daughter.
11:23 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.
11:24 But she answered and says to him, Lord, even the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
11:25 And he said to her, For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.
11:26 And she went away to her house, and found the child laid on the bed, and the demon gone out.
11:27 And Jesus departed from there, and came near to the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and sat there.
11:28 And there came to him great multitudes, having with them the lame, blind, maimed, mute, and many others, and they cast them down at his feet; and he healed them:
11:29 insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed whole, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing: and they glorified God.
11:30 And Jesus called to him his disciples, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat: and I don't want to send them away fasting, lest perhaps they faint on the way.
11:31 And the disciples say to him, From where should we have so many loaves in a desert place as to fill so great a multitude?
11:32 And Jesus said to them, How many loaves do you+ have? And they said, Seven, and a few small fish.
11:33 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground;
11:34 and he took the seven loaves and the fish; and he gave thanks and broke, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes.
11:35 And they all ate, and were filled: and they took up that which remained over of the broken pieces, seven baskets full.
11:36 And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
11:37 And he sent away the multitudes, and entered into the boat, and came into the borders of Magadan.
11:38 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and trying him asked him to show them a sign from heaven.
11:39 But he answered and said to them,
11:40 An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there will no sign be given to it, but the sign of Jonah. And he left them, and departed.
11:41 And the disciples came to the other side and forgot to take bread.
11:42 And Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
11:43 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, We took no bread.
11:44 And Jesus perceiving it said, O you+ of little faith, why do you+ reason among yourselves, because you+ have no bread?
11:45 Do you+ not yet perceive, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you+ took up?
11:46 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you+ took up?
11:47 How is it that you+ do not perceive that I did not speak to you+ concerning bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

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