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Matthew 15 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Tradition and Commandment

(Mar 7:1–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:1 - Then some Pharisees and scribes *came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:2 - “Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:3 - And He answered and said to them, “Why do you yourselves also break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:5 - “But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever I have that would help you has been [fn]given to God,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:6 - he is not to [fn]honor his father or mother.’ And by this you have invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:7 - “You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy about you, by saying:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:9 - ‘AND IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:10 - After Jesus called the crowd to Him, He said to them, “Hear and understand!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:11 - It is not what enters the mouth that defiles the person, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles the person.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:12 - Then the disciples came and *said to Him, “Do You know that the Pharisees were [fn]offended when they heard this statement?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:13 - But He answered and said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant will be uprooted.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:14 - “Leave them alone; they are blind guides [fn]of blind people. And if a person who is blind guides another who is blind, both will fall into a pit.”

The Heart of Mankind

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:15 - Peter [fn]said to Him, “Explain the parable to us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:16 - [fn]Jesus said, “Are you also still lacking in understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:17 - “Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is [fn]eliminated?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:18 - “But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and those things defile the person.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:19 - “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, acts of adultery, other immoral sexual acts, thefts, false testimonies, and [fn]slanderous statements.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:20 - “These are the things that defile the person; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the person.”

The Faith of a Canaanite Woman

(Mar 7:24–30 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:21 - Jesus went away from there, and withdrew into the region of Tyre and Sidon.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:22 - And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely demon-possessed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:23 - But He did not answer her with even a word. And His disciples came up and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, because she keeps shouting [fn]at us!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:24 - But He answered and said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:25 - But she came and began [fn]to bow down before Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:26 - Yet He answered and said, “It is not [fn]good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:27 - And she said, “Yes, Lord; but please help, for even the dogs feed on the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:28 - Then Jesus said to her, “O woman, your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed [fn]at once.

Healing Crowds

(Mar 7:31–37 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:29 - Departing from there, Jesus went along the Sea of Galilee, and after going up on the mountain, He was sitting there.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:30 - And [fn]large crowds came to Him bringing with them those who were limping, had impaired limbs, were blind, or were unable to speak, and many others, and they laid them down at His feet; and He healed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:31 - So the crowd was astonished as they saw those who were unable to speak talking, those with impaired limbs [fn]restored, those who were limping walking around, and those who were blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.

Four Thousand Men Fed

(Mar 8:1–10 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:32 - Now Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, “I feel compassion for the [fn]people, because they [fn]have remained with Me now for three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:33 - The disciples *said to Him, “Where would we get so many loaves in this desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:34 - And Jesus *said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven, and a few small fish.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:35 - And He directed the [fn]people to [fn]sit down on the ground;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:36 - and He took the seven loaves and the fish; and after giving thanks, He broke them and started giving them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:37 - And they all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, seven large baskets full.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:38 - And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:39 - And sending away the crowds, Jesus got into the boat and came to the region of Magadan.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit die the death
Lit a gift; i.e., an offering
I.e., by supporting them with it
Lit caused to stumble
Later mss add of blind people
Lit answering, said
Lit and He
Lit thrown out into the latrine
Or abusive speech
Lit behind us
Or worshiped
Or proper
Lit from that hour
Lit many
Or healthy
Lit crowd
Lit are remaining
Lit crowd
Lit recline
See the NASB20 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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