1: Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem, saying, 2: "Why do your disciples disobey the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat bread." 3: He answered them, "Why do you also disobey the commandment of God because of your tradition? 4: For God commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.' 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," 6: he shall not honor his father or mother.' You have made the commandment of God void because of your tradition. 7: You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, 8: 'These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9: And in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrine rules made by men.'" 10: He summoned the multitude, and said to them, "Hear, and understand. 11: That which enters into the mouth doesn't defile the man; but that which proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man." 12: Then the disciples came, and said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended, when they heard this saying?" 13: But he answered, "Every plant which my heavenly Father didn't plant will be uprooted. 14: Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit." 15: Peter answered him, "Explain the parable to us." 16: So Jesus said, "Do you also still not understand? 17: Don't you understand that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the belly, and then out of the body? 18: But the things which proceed out of the mouth come out of the heart, and they defile the man. 19: For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false testimony, and blasphemies. 20: These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands doesn't defile the man." 21: Jesus went out from there, and withdrew into the region of Tyre and Sidon. 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!" 23: But he answered her not a word. His disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away; for she cries after us." 24: But he answered, "I wasn't sent to anyone but the lost sheep of the house of Israel." 25: But she came and worshiped him, saying, "Lord, help me." 26: But he answered, "It is not appropriate to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." 27: But she said, "Yes, Lord, but even the dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters' table." 28: Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, great is your faith! Be it done to you even as you desire." And her daughter was healed from that hour. 29: Jesus departed there, and came near to the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and sat there. 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, 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. 32: Jesus 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 don't want to send them away fasting, or they might faint on the way." 33: The disciples said to him, "Where should we get so many loaves in a deserted place as to satisfy so great a multitude?" 34: Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish." 35: He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground; 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. 37: They all ate, and were filled. They took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces that were left over. 38: Those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39: Then he sent away the multitudes, got into the boat, and came into the borders of Magdala.