1 AND there gathered to him Pharishee and Sophree, who had come from Urishlem;
2 and they saw some of his disciples eating bread with their hands not washed; and they complained.
3 For all the Jihudoyee and Pharishee, unless they carefully wash their hands, do not eat, because they hold the tradition of the elders;
4 and (coming) from the market, unless they lave, they eat not. And many other of those (things) there are which they have received to observe, (as) the baptisms of cups, and of measures, and of brasen utensils, and of beds.
5 And the Sophree and Pharishee questioned him, Why do not your disciples walk according to the tradition of the elders; but, while their hands are not washed, eat bread?
6 But he said to them, Well prophesied concerning you Eshaia the prophet, you hypocrites; as it is written, This people with their lips honour me, but their heart is very far from me.
7 But in vain do they reverence me while they teach the teachings of the commandments of men.
8 For you have abandoned the commandment of God and hold the tradition of men, as the baptisms of cups and measures, and many things like these.
9 He said to them (moreover), You decently suppress the commandment of God, that you may establish your tradition.
10 For Musha hath said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and whosoever curseth father and mother, the death he shall die.
11 But you say, If a man shall say to his father, or to his mother, My oblation, (be that) whatever from me thou mayest profit;
12 and you permit him not to do any thing for his father and his mother.
13 But you reject the word of Aloha for the sake of the tradition which you have delivered: and many similar (observances) to these you practise.
14 And Jeshu called the whole multitude, and said to them, Hear me, all of you, and understand:
15 It is not that which is without the man, and which entereth into him, that can defile him: but that which proceedeth from him, that defileth a man.
16 He who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
17 But when Jeshu had gone into the house (apart) from the multitude, his disciples asked him concerning that parable.
18 He said to them, How dull are even you! Know you not, that nothing from without that entereth a man can defile him,
19 because it entereth not into his heart, but into his belly, and is cast out in the purgation which all food purgeth?
20 But that which proceedeth from a man, that polluteth a man.
21 For from within, from the heart of the sons of men, go forth evil thoughts, adultery, fornication, robbery, murder,
22 rapacity, malice, fraud, obscenity, an evil eye, blasphemy, vain-glory, folly;
23 all these evils come from within, and they defile a man.
24 FROM thence Jeshu arose and went to the confine of Tsur and of Tsaidon, and entered into a certain house: and he was unwilling that any man should know of him, but he could not conceal.
25 For immediately heard a certain woman concerning him, whose daughter had an unclean spirit; and she came, (and) fell before his feet.
26 But that woman was a Gentile of Phuniki of Suria, and she prayed of him to cast out the demon from her daughter.
27 But Jeshu said to her, Let the children first be filled; for it is not well to take the bread of the children and cast it to the dogs.
28 But she answering said to him, Yes, my Lord, yet the dogs also from beneath the table eat the crumbs of the children.
29 Jeshu saith to her, Go; on account of that word, the demon hath gone forth from thy daughter.
30 And she went to her house, and found her daughter lying on the couch, and the demon had gone out from her.
31 Jeshu again departed from the confine of Tsur and of Tsaidon, and came to the sea of Galila, on the confine of the Ten Cities;
32 and they brought to him a blind man, a stammerer, and besought him to lay upon him the hand.
33 And he took him aside from the crowd by himself, and put his fingers in his ears, and spat, and touched his tongue.
34 And he looked up to heaven, and sighed, and said to him, Be opened:
35 and in that hour his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plainly.
36 And he charged them that to no man they should tell this. But so much as he charged them, they the more proclaimed it;
37 and they were exceedingly astonished, and said, He doeth every thing well; the deaf he maketh to hear, and them who spoke not, to speak.