Modern Literal Version
[Matthew 15]




     {Mar 7:1-23 & Mat 15:1-20 & Joh 7:1 Galilee, probably Capernaum Spring 29 AD.}



     15:1 Then the scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem come to Jesus, saying, 15:2 Why are your disciples transgressing the tradition of the elders? For* they do not wash their hands whenever they eat bread.



     15:3 But he answered and said to them, Why do youĎ also transgress the commandment of God because of yourĎ tradition? 15:4For* God commanded, saying, 'Honor your father and your mother.'{Exo 20:12 & Deu 5:16}And, 'He who is speaking evil of their father or mother, let him be ended by the sentence of death.' {Exo 21:17 & Lev 20:9}15:5But youĎ say, Whoever says to his father or his mother, in whatever you might have been profited from me, it is a gift to God,15:6and then should never* honor his father and mother, and thus youĎ invalidated the commandment of God because of yourĎ tradition. 15:7YouĎ hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied well concerning youĎ, saying, 15:8'These people are drawing near to me with their mouth, and are honoring me with their lips, but their heart is faraway from me. 15:9But they are worshiping me in futility, teaching as their teachingsС the commandments of men.'{Isa 29:13}



     15:10 And he called to him the crowd and said to them, HearĎ and understandĎ! 15:11Not what enters into the mouth desecrates the man, but what is traveling from the mouth, this desecrates the man.




     15:12 Then the disciples came to him and said, Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when* they heard this speech?



     15:13 He answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly father did not plant will be uprooted.15:14LeaveĎ them! They are blind guides of the blind. Now if the blind guide the blind, both will be falling into a ditch.



     15:15 Now Peter answered and said to him, Explain to us the parable.



     15:16 Now Jesus said, Are youĎ also without understanding at this point? 15:17Are youĎ not yet perceiving, that whatever travels into the mouth makes room in the belly, and is cast out into the sewer? 15:18But these things which are traveling from the mouth, come out from the heart, and they desecrate the man. 15:19For* out of the heart comes forth evil reasonings, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies. 15:20 These things are what desecrate the man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not desecrate the man.




     {Mar 7:24 & Mat 15:21.}



     15:21 And Jesus went out from there, and departed into the parts of Tyre and Sidon.




     {Mar 7:25-30 & Mat 15:22-28 Tyre and Sidon.}



     15:22 And behold, a woman from Canaan came out from those borders, and cried-out to him, saying, Show-mercy to me, O Lord, you the son of David. My daughter is evilly demon-possessed.15:23 But he answered her not a word.



     And his disciples came and asked him, saying, Dismiss her, because she is crying behind us.



     15:24 But he answered and said, I was not sent, except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.



     15:25 But she came and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me.



     15:26 Now he answered and said, It is not good to take the children's bread and cast it to the puppies.



     15:27 But she said, Yes, Lord; for* even the puppies eat from the crumbs which are falling from the table of their lords.



     15:28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith. Let it happen for you as you will it. And her daughter was healed from that hour.




     {Mar 7:31 & Mat 15:29 Avoiding Herod's territory.}



     15:29 And Jesus, having proceeded from there, went beside the sea of Galilee, and he went up into the mountain and was sitting there.



     {Mar 7:32-37 & Mat 15:30-31 Magadan and Bethsaida Summer 29 AD.}



     15:30 And large crowds came to him there, having the lame, blind, mute, crippled and many others with them. They tossed them beside the feet of Jesus, and he healed them; 15:31 so-that the crowds marveled, seeing the mute speaking; the crippled healthy; the lame walking; and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.




     {Mar 8:1-8:9 & Mat 15:32-38.}



     15:32 Now Jesus called his disciples to him, and said, I have compassion upon the crowd because they already remain with me three days, and do not have anything that they might eat, and I am not willing to dismiss them starving, lest they might faint on the road.



     15:33 And his disciples say to him, From where can we buy so-many loaves for us in the wilderness, so-then to feed so-great a crowd?



     15:34 And Jesus said to them, How many loaves do youĎ have?



     But they said, Seven and a few small-fish.



     15:35 And he commanded the crowd to lean-back upon the soil. 15:36 And he took the seven loaves and the few fish, and he gave-thanks and broke them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciplesgave to the crowds. 15:37 And they all ate and were fed, and they took up what was leftover of the broken pieces, seven baskets full. 15:38 Now those eating were approximately four thousand men, plus women and children.




     {Mar 8:10-26 & Mat 15:39-16:12 Near Caesarea Philippi Summer 29 AD.}



     15:39 And he dismissed the crowds, and stepped into the ship, and went into the borders of Magadan.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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