7:1 And there came together to him the Pharisees and some of the scribes that had come from Jerusalem.
2 And seeing some of his disciples that they ate bread with common, that is, with unwashed hands,
3 for the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands often, eat not. Holding the tradition of the elders;
4 And when they come from market, unless they immerse themselves, they eat not; and there are many other things that they received to hold, the immersion of cups and pitchers and brazen vessels:
5 And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him: Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with common hands?
6 And he said to them: Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written. This people honor me with their lips, but their heart is far distant from me;
7 but in vain do they offer reverence to me, teaching teachings the commandments of men.
8 Leaving the commandment of God you hold the tradition of men.
9 And he said to them: Well do you set aside the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.
10 For Moses said: Honor thy father and thy mother, and: He that curses father or mother let him surely die.
11 But you say: If a man shall say to his father or mother: That, by whatever thou mightest receive aid from me, is corban, which is a gift.
12 You no longer permit him to do any thing for his father or mother,
13 Making the word of God of no effect by your tradition which you have delivered. And many things like these you do.
14 And again calling the multitude to him he said to them: Hear me, all of you, and understand.
15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him; but the things that proceed from a man are they that defile a man.
17 And when he had entered the house apart from the multitude, his disciples asked him about the parable.
18 And he said to them: So even you are without understanding? Do you not perceive that nothing from without by entering into a man can defile him?
19 because it goes not into his heart, but into his belly, and is cast out into the sink, making all meats clean.
20 But he said: That which proceeds from a man, that defiles a man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, lewdness, thefts, murders,
22 Adulteries, covetousness, wicked counsels, deceit, wantonness, an evil eye, blasphemy, haughtiness, folly:
23 All these wicked things proceed from within, and defile a man.
24 But he arose and went away thence into the borders of Tyre. And entering a house he desired that no one should know it, and was not able to escape notice;
25 But a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, immediately heard of him, and came in and fell at his feet;
26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she asked him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
27 And he said to her: Let the children first be filled; for it is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.
28 But she answered and said to him: Yes, Lord; and yet the little dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs.
29 And he said to her: Because of this saying go, the demon has gone out of thy daughter.
30 And she went away to her house, and found the little child lying on the bed, and the demon gone out.
31 And again going forth out of the borders of Tyre, he came through Sidon to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis.
32 And they bring to him one deaf and that spoke with difficulty; and they beseech him to lay his hand on him.
33 And taking him aside from the multitude, he put his fingers into his ears, and spit, and touched his tongue.
34 and looking up to heaven he sighed, and said to him: Ephphatha, which is, Be opened.
35 And his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was immediately loosed, and he spoke plainly.
36 And he charged them to tell no one; but as much as he charged them, the more abundantly they proclaimed it.
37 And they were exceedingly amazed, saying: He has done all things well: he makes both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak,