Matthew 15

Then came to YHWH scribes and Pharisees, who were of Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), saying,

2 “Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

3 But He answered and said unto them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God (Elohim) by your tradition?

4 For יהוה your God (Elohim) commanded, saying, ‘Honor your father and mother; and, ‘He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.’ – Deut. 5:16, Exo. 21:17

5 But you say, ‘Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, “It is a gift (given to the temple of God), whatsoever you mightest be profited by me;”

6 And he shall be free from honoring his father or his mother;’ Thus have you made the commandment of God (Elohim) of none effect by your tradition.

7 You hypocrites, well did Isaiah (Yeshayahu) prophesy of you, saying,

8 ‘This people draweth near unto Me with their mouth, and honoureth Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me. – Isa. 29:3

9 But in vain they do worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’” – Isa. 29:3

10 And He called the multitude, and said unto them, “Hear, and understand:

11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.”

12 Then came His disciples, and said unto Him, “Knowest You that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?”

13 But He answered and said, “Every plant, which My heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

14 Let them alone; they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”

15 Then answered Peter (Kefa) and said unto Him, “Declare unto us this parable.”

16 And YHWH said, “Are you also yet without understanding?

17 Do not you yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.

20 These are the things which defile a man; but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.”

21 Then YHWH went from there, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.

22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord (Adonai), You son (descendant) of Dawid; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

23 But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and besought Him, saying, “Send her away; for she crieth after us.”

24 But he answered and said, “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Yisrael.”

25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, “Lord (Adonai), help me!”

26 But He answered and said, “It is not right to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.”

27 And she said, “Yes, Lord (Adonai); yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”

28 Then YHWH answered and said unto her, “O woman, great is your faith; be it unto you even as you wilt.” And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

29 And YHWH departed from there, and came near unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.

30 And great multitudes came unto Him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at YHWH’s feet; and He healed them.

31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see; and they glorified the God (Elohim) of Yisrael.

32 Then YHWH called His disciples unto Him, and said, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with Me now three days, and have nothing to eat; and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint on the way.”

33 And His disciples say unto Him, “Where should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?”

34 And YHWH saith unto them, “How many loaves have you?” And they said, “Seven, and a few little fishes.”

35 And He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

36 And He took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and broke them, and gave to His disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

37 And they did all eat, and were filled; and they took up of the broken pieces that was left seven baskets full.

38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, besides women and children.

39 And He sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.