Mark 7

1 And the Pharisees and some of the scribes are gathered together to see him, having come from Jerusalem, 2 and having seen some of his disciples eating their bread with common, that is, unwashed hands, they found, fault. 3 For* the Pharisees and all the Jews, if they do not wash their hands scrubbing with the fist, do not eat, holding, fast the tradition of the elders; 4 and when coming from the marketplace, they do not eat if they do not immerse* {bathe} themselves first, and there are many other things which they took to holding, fast, like immersions* {Or, O. T. ceremonial washings} of cups and pint pitchers and brass kettles and cots. 5 Thereafter, the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why are your, your* disciples not walking according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with unwashed hands?

6 But he answered and said to them, Isaiah did prophesy well concerning you* hypocrites, as it has been written, ' This people are honoring me with their lips, but their heart is faraway from me. 7 But they are worshiping me in futility, teaching as their teachings -- the commandments of men.' {Isa 29: 13} 8 For* while leaving the commandment of God, you* are holding, fast the tradition of men, like immersions* of pint pitchers and cups, and you* practice many other such similar things.

9 And he said to them, You* reject well the commandment of God, in order that you* may keep your, your* tradition. 10 For* Moses said, ' Honor your, your* father and your, your* mother.' {Ex. 20: 12 & Deu. 5: 16} And, ' He who is speaking evil of father or mother, let him be ended by the sentence of death.' {Ex. 21: 17 & Lev. 20: 9} 11 But you* say, If a man says to his father or his mother, Whatever you might have been profited from me is Corban. (That is, a gift). 12 And so you* no longer allow him to do anything for his father or his mother, 13 invalidating the word of God by your, your* tradition, which you* have been given, and you* practice many such similar things.

14 And having called to him all the crowd again, he said to them, All of you * hear me and understand. 15 There is nothing outside the man, that traveling into him is able to desecrate him, but the things which travel out from him, those are the things which defile the man. 16 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.

17 And when he entered into the house away from the crowd, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. 18 And he says to them, So are you* also without understanding? Are you* not perceiving, that whatever is outside, travels into the man, is not able to desecrate him; 19 because it is not traveling into his heart, but into his belly and travels into the sewer? ( He said thus, cleansing all foods.) 20 Now he said, What travels out from the man, this desecrates the man. 21 For* evil reasonings travel from inside, out of the heart of men, such as: adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, 22 greedy, acts, wickednesses, treachery, unbridled, lusts, an evil eye, blasphemy, haughtiness, foolishness. 23 All these evil things travel from inside, and desecrate the man.



{Mk 7: 24 & Mt 15: 21. }

24 And he stood up and went away from there, into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered into a house and wished no one to know it, and he was not able to elude them.



{Mk 7: 25-30 & Mt 15: 22-28 Tyre and Sidon. }

25 For* a woman, having heard things concerning him, whose young, daughter had an unclean spirit, came and fell down before his feet. 26 Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she requested of him in order that he might cast forth the demon out of her daughter. 27 But Jesus said to her, Allow the children first to be fed; for* it is not good to take the children' s bread and cast it to the puppies.

28 But she answered and said to him, Yes, Lord; for* even the puppies underneath the table eat of the children' s crumbs.

29 And he said to her, Because of these words, go; the demon has come out of your, your* daughter. 30 And she went away to her house and found the child put upon her cot, the demon having gone forth.



{Mk 7: 31 & Mt 15: 29 Avoiding Herod' s territory. }

31 And again, having gone out from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, he came to the sea of Galilee, between the borders of Decapolis.



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

32 And they bring to him a speaking impaired deaf man and they plead with him in order that he might lay his hand on him. 33 And having taken him away from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and he spits, and touched his tongue; 34 and looking up to heaven, he groaned and says to him, Ephphatha. (That is, Be opened.) 35 And immediately his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he was speaking correctly. 36 And he ordered them in order that they should tell no one, but as many things as he was ordering them not to tell, rather, they were preaching it even, more. 37 And they were being abundantly astounded, saying, He has done all things well; he makes* even the deaf to hear, and the mute to speak.



{Mk 8: 1-8: 9 & Mt 15: 32-38. }



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