The Tradition of the Elders
3 Jesus replied,
8 ‘These people honor Me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from Me.
9 They worship Me in vain;
they teach as doctrine the precepts of men.’ d”
What Defiles a Man
12 Then the disciples came to Him and said, “Are You aware that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?”
13 But Jesus replied,
15 Peter said to Him, “Explain this parable to us.”
The Faith of the Canaanite Woman
21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And a Canaanite woman from that region came to Him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is miserably possessed by a demon.”
23 But Jesus did not answer a word. So His disciples came and urged Him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
24 He answered,
25 The woman came and knelt before Him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
26 But Jesus replied,
The Feeding of the Four Thousand
(2 Kings 4:42–44; Mark 8:1–10)
29 Moving on from there, Jesus went along the Sea of Galilee. Then He went up on a mountain and sat down. 30 Large crowds came to Him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and laid them at His feet, and He healed them. 31 The crowd was amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled restored, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they glorified the God of Israel.
32 Then Jesus called His disciples to Him and said,
33 The disciples replied, “Where in this desolate place could we find enough bread to feed such a large crowd?”
“Seven,” they replied, “and a few small fish.”
35 And He instructed the crowd to sit down on the ground. 36 Taking the seven loaves and the fish, He gave thanks and broke them. Then He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.
39 After Jesus had dismissed the crowds, He got into the boat and went to the region of Magadan.
4 a Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16
4 b Exodus 21:17;Leviticus 20:9
6 c NE and TR (see also Mark 7:12); literally he need not honor his father or mother ; SBL, NA, WH, and BYZ do not include or mother .
9 d Isaiah 29:13 (see also LXX)
14 e Or blind guides of the blind
27 f Or puppies