The New Testament
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10. Teaching concerning the
Things That Defile from Within

1 1And the aPharisees and some of the scribes gathered together to Him when they had come from bJerusalem

2 And 1had seen that some of His disciples ate bread with common hands, that is, aunwashed.

3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they 1carefully wash their hands, do not eat, holding the atradition of the 2elders;

4 And when they come from the marketplace, unless they 1wash themselves, they do not eat. And there are amany other things which they have received to hold, the bdipping of cups and pitchers and copper 2vessels.)

5 And the 1Pharisees and the scribes questioned Him, Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with common hands?

6 And He said to them, Well has Isaiah prophesied concerning you 1hypocrites, as it is written, a"This people honors Me with their blips, but their heart stays far away from Me;

7 But in vain do they 1worship Me, teaching as teachings the commandments of amen.''

8 While leaving the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of 1men.

9 And He said to them, You nicely 1aset aside the commandment of God that you may keep your tradition.

10 For Moses said, a"Honor your father and your mother,'' and, b"He who speaks evil of father or mother, 1let him be put to death.''

11 But you say: If a man says to his father or his mother, Whatever you would have been profited by me is now 1corban (that is, a agift to God),

12 Allow him to no longer do anything for his father or his mother.

13 Thus you deprive the word of God of its authority by your tradition which you have handed down. And amany things similar to these you do.

14 And He called the crowd to Him again and said to them, Hear Me, all of you, and aunderstand.

15 There is nothing outside of a man which entering into him can 1defile him, but the things coming out of a man are the things which defile a man.

16 1If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.

17 And when He entered into a ahouse from the crowd, His disciples questioned Him concerning the bparable.

18 And He said to them, Are you also in the same manner without aunderstanding? Do you not understand that everything that enters from outside into a man is not able to defile him,

19 Because it does not enter into his heart, but into the astomach, and goes out into the drain? (In saying this, He made all foods bclean.)

20 And He said, That which goes out of the man, that adefiles the man.

21 For from within, out of the aheart of men, proceed evil reasonings, fornications, thefts, bmurders,

22 aAdulteries, bcovetousness, wickedness, 1deceit, licentiousness, 2envy, cblasphemy, arrogance, foolishness.

23 All these 1wicked things proceed from within and defile the man.

11. Casting a Demon out of a
Canaanite Daughter

24 1And He rose up from there and awent away into the borders of bTyre 2and Sidon. And entering into a chouse, He wanted 3no one to know about it; yet He could not escape notice.

25 But a woman whose little daughter had an aunclean spirit heard about Him, and bimmediately she came and fell at His feet.

26 Now the woman was a aGreek, 1Syrophoenician by race. And she asked Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.

27 And He said to her, aFirst let the bchildren be satisfied, for it is not good to take the children's cbread and throw it to the 1little ddogs.

28 And she answered and said to Him, Yes, Lord, but even the little dogs under the atable eat of the little children's crumbs.

29 And He said to her, Because of this word, ago. The 1demon has gone out of your daughter.

30 And she went away to her house and found the little child lying on the couch and the demon gone out.

12. Healing a Deaf and Dumb Man

31 And again He acame out of the borders of bTyre and came through Sidon to the Sea of 1cGalilee in the midst of the borders of 2dDecapolis.

32 And they brought to Him 1one who was adeaf and who bspoke with difficulty, and they entreated Him to clay His hand on him.

33 And He took him aside from the crowd privately and 1put His fingers into his ears, and He aspat and touched his tongue.

34 And alooking up to heaven, He bgroaned and said to him, 1Ephphatha! that is, Be opened!

35 And aimmediately his ears were opened, and the bond on his tongue was released and he spoke clearly.

36 And He charged them 1not to tell aanyone. But the more He charged them, so much the more they bproclaimed it.

37 And they were utterly aastounded, saying, He has done all things well; He makes both the deaf hear and the dumb speak.