Mark 7

Then came together unto Him the Pharisees and certain of the scribes, who came from Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).

2 And when they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen hands, they found fault.

3 For the Pharisees and all the Jews (Yehudim), except they wash their hands often, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.

4 And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.

5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, “Why walk not Your disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?”

6 He answered and said unto them, “Well hath Isaiah (Yeshayahu) prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honoureth Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.’

7 Howbeit in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. – Isa. 29:13

8 For laying aside the commandment of God (Elohim), you hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups; and many other such like things you do.”

9 And He said unto them, “Well you reject the commandment of God (Elohim), that you may keep your own tradition.

10 For Moses (Mosheh) said, ‘Honour your father and your mother;’ and, ‘Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death;’ – Deu. 5:16, Exo. 21:17

11 But you say, ‘If a man shall say to his father or mother, “It is Korban” that is to say “a Gift”, by whatsoever you mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.’

12 And you let him no more to do anything for his father or his mother;

13 Making the word of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) of none effect through your tradition, which you have delivered; and many such things do you.”

14 And when He had called all the people unto Him, He said unto them, “Hearken unto Me every one of you, and understand:

15 There is nothing from outside a man, that entering into him can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.

16 If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.”

17 And when He was entered into the house from the people, His disciples asked Him concerning the parable.

18 And He saith unto them, “Are you so without understanding also? Do you not perceive, that whatsoever thing from outside entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;

19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all foods?”

20 And He said, “That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.

21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness;

23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.”

24 And from there He arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into a house, and would have no man know it; but He could not be hidden.

25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of Him, and came and fell at His feet.

26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought Him that He would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.

27 But YHWH said unto her, “Let the children first be filled, for it is not right to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.”

28 And she answered and said unto Him, “Yes, Lord (Adonai); yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs.”

29 And He said unto her, “For this saying go your way; the devil is gone out of your daughter.”

30 And when she had come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.

31 And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, He came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.

32 And they bring unto Him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech Him to put His hand upon him.

33 And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers into his ears, and He spit, and touched his tongue;

34 And looking up to heaven, He sighed, and saith unto him, “Ephphatha” that is: “Be opened.”

35 And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.

36 And He warned them that they should tell no man; but the more He warned them, so much the more a great deal they published it;

37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, “He hath done all things well; He maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.”