1 ThenNone resist the wisdom of God more than they that should be wisest, and they resist because of their zeal for their own traditions: for men please themselves in superstition more than in any other thing, that is to say, in a worship of God fondly devised by themselves.came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.
2 And when they saw some of his disciplesLiterally, «eat bread»: an idiom which the Hebrews use, understanding bread to represent every type of food.eat bread withFor the Pharisees would not eat their food with unwashed hands, because they thought that their hands were defiled with the common handling of things; (Mat_15:11-12).defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.
3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash [their] hands oft, eat not,Observing diligently.holding the tradition of the elders.
4 And [when they come] from theThat is to say, after coming from civil and worldly affairs they do not eat unless they first wash themselves.market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, [as] the washing of cups, andBy these words are understood all types of vessels which we use daily.pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.
5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, WhyWhy live they not? This is a Hebrew idiom: for among them the «way» is taken for «lifestyle».walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?
6 Hypocrisy is always joined with superstition.He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with [their] lips, but their heart is far from me.
7 The more earnest the superstitious are, the more mad they are in promising themselves God's favour because of their deeds.Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.
8 The deeds of superstitious men not only do not fulfil the law of God (as they blasphemously persuaded themselves) but these deeds utterly take away God's law.For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, [as] the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
9 True religion, which is completely contrary to superstition, consists in spiritual worship: and all enemies of true religion, although they seem to have taken deep root, will be plucked up.And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let himWithout hope of pardon, he will be put to death.die the death:
11 But yee say, If a man say to father or mother, Corban, that is, By the gift that is offered by mee, thou mayest haue profite, hee shall be free.
12 So ye suffer him no more to doe any thing for his father, or his mother,
13 Making the worde of God of none authoritie, by your tradition which ye haue ordeined: and ye doe many such like things.
14 Then he called the whole multitude vnto him, and sayd vnto them, Hearken you all vnto me, and vnderstand.
15 There is nothing without a man, that can defile him, when it entreth into him: but the things which proceede out of him, are they which defile the man.
16 If any haue eares to heare, let him heare.
17 And when hee came into an house, away from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
18 And he sayde vnto them, What? Are ye without vnderstanding also? Doe ye not knowe that whatsoeuer thing from without entreth into a man, cannot defile him,
19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught,For that which goes into the draught purges all meats.purging all meats?
20 Then he sayd, That which commeth out of man, that defileth man.
21 For from within, euen out of the heart of men, proceede euill thoughtes, adulteries, fornications, murthers,
22 Thefts,All types of craftiness by which men profit themselves at other men's losses.covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, anCorrupted malice.evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
23 All these euill things come from within, and defile a man.
24 That which the proud reject when it is offered to them, that same thing the modest and humble sinners as it were voraciously consume.And from thence he arose, and went into theInto the uttermost coasts of Palestine, which were next to Tyre and Sidon.borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know [it]: but he could not be hid.
25 For a certaine woman, whose litle daughter had an vncleane spirit, heard of him, and came, and fell at his feete,
26 The woman was aBy nationality, profane.Greek, aA neighbour of or near to Damascus.Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast [it] unto the«Dog» here signifies a little dog, and he uses this term that he may seem to speak more reproachfully.dogs.
28 And she answered and said unto him,As if she said, «It is as thou sayest Lord, for it is enough for the dogs if they can but gather up the crumbs that are under the table; therefore I crave the crumbs and not the children's bread.»Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
29 Then he said vnto her, For this saying goe thy way: the deuil is gone out of thy daughter.
30 And when shee was come home to her house, shee founde the deuill departed, and her daughter lying on the bed.
31 As the Father created us to this life in the beginning in his only son, so does he also in him alone renew us into everlasting life.And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts ofIt was a little country, and it was so called because it consisted of ten cities under the jurisdiction of four surrounding governments; Pliny, book 3, chap. 8.Decapolis.
32 And they brought vnto him one that was deafe and stambered in his speache, and prayed him to put his hand vpon him.
33 Then hee tooke him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers in his eares, and did spit, and touched his tongue.
34 And looking vp to heauen, hee sighed, and said vnto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
35 And straightway his eares were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and hee spake plaine.
36 And he commanded them, that they should tell no man: but howe much soeuer hee forbad them, the more a great deale they published it,
37 And were beyonde measure astonied, saying, Hee hath done all thinges well: he maketh both the deafe to heare, & the domme to speake.