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had come out of the ship, immediately recognizing 55′ him, they ran through all that region, and began

to carry about on beds those that were sick, where 56 they heard he was. And wherever he entered, into villages, or cities, or fields, they laid the sick in the market-places, and besought him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched him were made whole.

1 VII. AND there come together to him the Pharisees and certain of the scribes, who came 2 from Jerusalem. And when they saw some of his disciples eating bread with defiled (that is, unwashen) 3 hands, they found fault. For the Pharisees, and

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all the Jews, except they carefully wash their hands 4 do not eat, holding the tradition of the elders. And coming from the market, except they immerse themselves they do not eat. And there are many other things which they have received to hold, immersions of cups and pots, and brazen vessels, and 5 couches. Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him': Why do not thy disciples walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with defiled 6 hands? And he said to them: Well did Isaiah prophesy concerning you hypocrites; as it is written, This people honor me with their lips, but 7 their heart is far from me. But in vain they wor

ship me, teaching as doctrines commandments of For laying aside the commandment of God,

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ye hold the tradition of men, immersions of pots and cups; and many other such things ye do. And 9 he said to them: Well do ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition! For 10 Moses said: Honor thy father and thy mother; and he that curses father or mother, let him surely die. But ye say: If a man say to his father or his 11 mother, It is Corban (that is, a gift) whatsoever thou mightest be profited with from me, [he shall be free.] And ye suffer him no more to do aught for 12 his father or his mother, annulling the word of God 13 by your tradition, which ye have handed down. And many such things ye do.

And again calling to him the multitude, he said 14 to them: Hearken to me every one, and understand. There is nothing from without a man, that entering 15 into him can defile him; but the things that come out of him, these are they that defile the man. If 16 any one hath ears to hear, let him hear.

And when he had entered into the house from the 17 multitude, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. And he says to them: Are ye so without 18 understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatever from without enters into the man can not defile him? Because it enters not into his heart, 19 but into the belly, and goes out into the drain, cleansing all food. And he said: That which comes 20

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21 out of the man, that defiles the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, come forth evil 22 thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts,

covetousness, wickedness, deceit, wantonness, an evil 23 eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come forth from within, and defile the man.


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And he arose, and departed thence into the borders of Tyre and Sidon; and entering into a house, he would have no one know it. And he could not be 25 hid. For a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at 26 his feet. The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician

by nation; and she besought him that he would cast 27 out the devil from her daughter. And he said to her: Let the children first be filled; for it is not good to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs. 28 And she answered and said to him: Yea, Lord; for

the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. 29 And he said to her: For this saying go thy way; 30 the devil has gone out of thy daughter. And departing to her house, she found the little child laid on the bed, and the devil gone out.


And again going forth out of the borders of Tyre, he came through Sidon to the sea of Galilee, through 32 the midst of the borders of Decapolis. And they bring to him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put V. 25. In some ancient copies: but immediately, a woman V. 28. or, yet the dogs

his hand upon him. And he took him aside from 33 the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up 34 to heaven, he sighed, and says to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears 35 were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plainly. And he charged them that 36 they should tell no one. But the more he charged them, the more abundantly they published it; and 37 were beyond measure astonished, saying: He has done all things well; he makes both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

VIII. In those days, there being a very great 1 multitude, and they having nothing to eat, he called to him his disciples, and says to them: I have compas- 2 sion on the multitude, because they continue with mẹ now three days, and have nothing to eat; and 3 if I dismiss them fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way; and some of them have come from afar. And his disciples answered him : From whence will one be able to satisfy these men with bread, here in a wilderness? them, How many loaves have ye? Seven. And he commanded the


And he asked 5 And they said, multitude to lie 6

down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they set them before the multitude. And they had a few small fishes. 7

And having blessed them, he commanded to set these 8 also before them. So they ate, and were filled ; and they took up of the fragments that were left seven 9 baskets. And they were about four thousand. And he dismissed them.


And straightway he entered into the ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha. 11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, 12 tempting him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and says: Why does this generation seek a sign? Verily I say to you, there shall no sign be given to 13 this generation. And leaving them, he entered again into the ship, and departed to the other side. 14 And they forgot to take bread; and they had 15 none in the ship with them, except one loaf. And

he charged them, saying: Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod. 16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, it is 17 because we have no bread. And Jesus knowing it, says to them: Why reason ye because ye have no bread? Do ye not yet perceive, nor understand? 18 Have ye your heart yet hardened? Having eyes,

do ye not see? And having ears, do ye not hear? 19 And do ye not remember? When I brake the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did ye take up? They say to him, 20 Twelve. And when the seven among the four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did ye

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