Marcos 7

1 And gathered together unto him are the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, having come from Jerusalem,

2 and having seen certain of his disciples with defiled hands -- that is, unwashed -- eating bread, they found fault;

3 for the Pharisees, and all the Jews, if they do not wash the hands to the wrist, do not eat, holding the tradition of the elders,

4 and, coming from the market-place, if they do not baptize themselves, they do not eat; and many other things there are that they received to hold, baptisms of cups, and pots, and brazen vessels, and couches.

5 Then question him do the Pharisees and the scribes, 'Therefore do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but with unwashed hands do eat the bread?'

6 and he answering said to them -- 'Well did Isaiah prophesy concerning you, hypocrites, as it has been written, This people with the lips does honor Me, and their heart is far from Me;

7 and in vain do they worship Me, teaching teachings, commands of men;

8 for, having put away the command of God, you hold the tradition of men, baptisms of pots and cups; and many other such like things you do.'

9 And he said to them, 'Well do you put away the command of God that your tradition you may keep;

10 for Moses said, Honour your father and your mother; and, He who is speaking evil of father or mother -- let him die the death;

11 and you say, If a man may say to father or to mother, Korban (that is, a gift),is whatever you may be profited out of mine,

12 and no more do you suffer him to do anything for his father or for his mother,

13 setting aside the word of God for your tradition that you delivered; and many such like things you do.'

14 And having called near all the multitude, he said to them, 'Hearken to me, you all, and understand;

15 there is nothing from without the man entering into him that is able to defile him, but the things coming out from him, those are the things defiling the man.

16 If any has ears to hear -- let him hear.'

17 And when he entered into a house from the multitude, his disciples were questioning him about the simile,

18 and he said to them, 'So also you are without understanding! Do you not perceive that nothing from without entering into the man is able to defile him?

19 because it does not enter into his heart, but into the belly, and into the drain it does go out, purifying all the meats.'

20 And he said -- 'That which is coming out from the man, that does defile the man;

21 for from within, out of the heart of men, the evil reasonings do come forth, adulteries, whoredoms, murders,

22 thefts, covetous desires, wickedness, deceit, arrogance, an evil eye, evil speaking, pride, foolishness;

23 all these evils do come forth from within, and they defile the man.'

24 And from thence having risen, he went away to the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and having entered into the house, he wished none to know, and he was not able to be hid,

25 for a woman having heard about him, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having come, fell at his feet, --

26 and the woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by nation -- and was asking him, that the demon he may cast forth out of her daughter.

27 And Jesus said to her, 'Allow first the children to be filled, for it is not good to take the children's bread, and to castit to the little dogs.'

28 And she answered and said to him, 'Yes, sir; for the little dogs also under the table do eat of the children's crumbs.'

29 And he said to her, 'Because of this word go; the demon has gone forth out of your daughter;'

30 and having come away to her house, she found the demon gone forth, and the daughter laid upon the couch.

31 And again, having gone forth from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis,

32 and they bring to him a deaf, stuttering man, and they call on him that he may put the hand on him.

33 And having taken him away from the multitude by himself, he put his fingers to his ears, and having spit, he touched his tongue,

34 and having looked to the heaven, he sighed, and said to him, 'Ephphasa,' that is, 'Be you opened;'

35 and immediately were his ears opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he was speaking plain.

36 And he charged them that they may tell no one, but the more he was charging them, the more abundantly they were proclaiming it,

37 and they were being beyond measure astonished, saying, 'Well has he done all things; both the deaf he does make to hear, and the dumb to speak.'