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Matthew 15 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Tradition and Commandment

(Mar 7:1–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:1 - Then there come to Jesus from Jerusalem Pharisees and scribes, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:2 - Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:3 - And he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:4 - For God said, Honor thy father and thy mother: and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die the death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:5 - But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, That wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is given to God;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:6 - he shall not honor his father. And ye have made void the word of God because of your tradition.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:7 - Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:8 -
This people honoreth me with their lips;
But their heart is far from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:9 -
But in vain do they worship me,
Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:10 - And he called to him the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:11 - Not that which entereth into the mouth defileth the man; but that which proceedeth out of the mouth, this defileth the man.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:12 - Then came the disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, when they heard this saying?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:13 - But he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father planted not, shall be rooted up.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:14 - Let them alone: they are blind guides. And if the blind guide the blind, both shall fall into a pit.

The Heart of Man

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:15 - And Peter answered and said unto him, Declare unto us the parable.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:16 - And he said, Are ye also even yet without understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:17 - Perceive ye not, that whatsoever goeth into the mouth passeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:18 - But the things which proceed out of the mouth come forth out of the heart; and they defile the man.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:19 - For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, railings:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:20 - these are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not the man.

The Syrophoenician Woman

(Mar 7:24–30 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:21 - And Jesus went out thence, and withdrew into the parts of Tyre and Sidon.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:22 - And behold, a Canaanitish woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a demon.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:23 - But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:24 - But he answered and said, I was not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:25 - But she came and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:26 - And he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread and cast it to the dogs.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:27 - But she said, Yea, Lord: for even the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:28 - Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it done unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was healed from that hour.

Healing Crowds

(Mar 7:31–37 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:29 - And Jesus departed thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the mountain, and sat there.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:30 - And there came unto him great multitudes, having with them the lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and they cast them down at his feet; and he healed them:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:31 - insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing: and they glorified the God of Israel.

Four Thousand Fed

(Mar 8:1–10 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:32 - And Jesus called unto 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 would not send them away fasting, lest haply they faint on the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:33 - And the disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so many loaves in a desert place as to fill so great a multitude?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:34 - And Jesus said unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few small fishes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:35 - And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:36 - and he took the seven loaves and the fishes; and he gave thanks and brake, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:37 - And they all ate, and were filled: and they took up that which remained over of the broken pieces, seven baskets full.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:38 - And they that did eat were four thousand men, besides women and children.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:39 - And he sent away the multitudes, and entered into the boat, and came into the borders of Magadan.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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