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Matthew 15 :: New English Translation (NET)

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(Mar 7:1–23 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:1 - Then Pharisees and experts in the law came from Jerusalem to Jesus and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:2 - "Why do your disciples disobey the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat."
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:3 - He answered them, "And why do you disobey the commandment of God because of your tradition?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:4 - For God said, 'Honor your father and mother' and 'Whoever insults his father or mother must be put to death.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:5 - But you say, 'If someone tells his father or mother, "Whatever help you would have received from me is given to God,"
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:6 - he does not need to honor his father.' You have nullified the word of God on account of your tradition.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:7 - Hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied correctly about you when he said,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:8 - 'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:9 - and they worship me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:10 - Then he called the crowd to him and said, "Listen and understand.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:11 - What defiles a person is not what goes into the mouth; it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles a person."
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:12 - Then the disciples came to him and said, "Do you know that when the Pharisees heard this saying they were offended?"
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:13 - And he replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant will be uprooted.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:14 - Leave them! They are blind guides. If someone who is blind leads another who is blind, both will fall into a pit."
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:15 - But Peter said to him, "Explain this parable to us."
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:16 - Jesus said, "Even after all this, are you still so foolish?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:17 - Don't you understand that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach and then passes out into the sewer?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:18 - But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these things defile a person.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:19 - For out of the heart come evil ideas, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:20 - These are the things that defile a person; it is not eating with unwashed hands that defiles a person."
(Mar 7:24–30 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:21 - After going out from there, Jesus went to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:22 - A Canaanite woman from that area came and cried out, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is horribly demon-possessed!"
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:23 - But he did not answer her a word. Then his disciples came and begged him, "Send her away, because she keeps on crying out after us."
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:24 - So he answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:25 - But she came and bowed down before him and said, "Lord, help me!"
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:26 - "It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs," he said.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:27 - "Yes, Lord," she replied, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:28 - Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, your faith is great! Let what you want be done for you." And her daughter was healed from that hour.
(Mar 7:31–37 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:29 - When he left there, Jesus went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up a mountain, where he sat down.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:30 - Then large crowds came to him bringing with them the lame, blind, crippled, mute, and many others. They laid them at his feet, and he healed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:31 - As a result, the crowd was amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind seeing, and they praised the God of Israel.
(Mar 8:1–10 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:32 - Then Jesus called the disciples and said, "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have already been here with me three days and they have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away hungry since they may faint on the way."
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:33 - The disciples said to him, "Where can we get enough bread in this desolate place to satisfy so great a crowd?"
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:34 - Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" They replied, "Seven - and a few small fish."
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:35 - After instructing the crowd to sit down on the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:36 - he took the seven loaves and the fish, and after giving thanks, he broke them and began giving them to the disciples, who then gave them to the crowds.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:37 - They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:38 - Not counting children and women, there were four thousand men who ate.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:39 - After sending away the crowd, he got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan.
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