15:1 Then came to Jesus Pharisees and scribes from Jerusalem, saying:
2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3 But answering he said to them: Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?
4 For God commanded, saying: Honor thy father and thy mother; and he that curses father or mother let him surely die;
5 but you say: Whoever shall say to his father or his mother: That, by whatever thou mightest receive aid from me, is a gift, he shall no more honor his father or his mother.
6 And you have made the law of God of no effect because of your traditions.
7 Hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying: This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far distant from me.
9 But in vain do they show devotion to me, teaching teachings the commandments of men.
10 And calling the multitude to him he said to them: Hear and understand;
11 not that which enters the mouth defiles the man; but that which comes forth out of the mouth, this defiles the man.
12 Then came the disciples and said to him: Knowest thou that the Pharisees, when they heard the saying, were offended?
13 But he answered and said: Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted shall be rooted up.
14 Let them alone; they are blind leaders of the blind; and if a blind man lead a blind man, both shall fall into the pit.
15 But Peter answered and said to him: Explain to us the parable.
16 And he said; Are you also yet without understanding?
17 Do you not perceive that every thing that enters the mouth goes into the belly, and is cast out into the sink?
18 But the things that come forth from the mouth proceed from the heart; and these defile the man.
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, lewdness, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.
20 These are the things that defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands defiles not the man.
21 And Jesus went out thence and withdrew into the regions of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came forth from those borders and cried out, saying: Have mercy on me. Lord, Son of David: my daughter is grievously afflicted by a demon.
23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying: Dismiss her, for she cries after us.
24 But he answered and said: I have not been sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 And she came and worshipped him, saying: Lord, help me.
26 But he answered and said: It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.
27 And she said: Yes, Lord: and yet thou canst help me; for the little dogs eat of the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.
28 Then Jesus answered and said to her: O woman, great is thy faith: be it done for thee as thou wilt. And her daughter was restored to health from that hour.
29 And having departed thence Jesus came by the sea of Galilee; and going up into the mountain he sat there,
30 And there came to him many multitudes, having with them the lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others; and they threw them down at his feet; and he cured them,
31 so that the multitude was astonished when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.
32 But Jesus called to him his disciples and said: I have pity on the multitude, because they have continued with me now three days, and have nothing to eat; and I am not willing to send them away fasting, lest perhaps they faint on the road.
33 And the disciples said to him: Whence have we in the desert as many loaves as can fill so great a multitude?
34 And Jesus said to them: How many loaves have you? They said: Seven, and a few little fishes.
35 And having commanded; the multitude to recline on the ground,
36 he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and after giving thanks he broke, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the multitudes.
37 And all ate and were filled; and they took up what remained of the broken pieces, seven provision baskets full.
38 And they that had eaten were four thousand men besides children and women.
39 And 1 he sent the multitudes away, and entered the ship, and came into the borders of Magadan.