Matthew 15 Disciples’ Literal New Testament (DLNT)
Jesus Condemns The Pharisees For Obeying Their Traditions Instead of God’s Commands
15 Then Pharisees and scribes come to Jesus from Jerusalem, saying, 2 “For what reason are Your disciples transgressing the tradition of the elders? For they are not washing[a] their hands when they eat bread”. 3 But the One, having responded, said to them, “For what reason indeed are you transgressing the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 For God said [in Ex 20:12]: ‘Be honoring your father and your mother’, and [in Ex 21:17] ‘Let the one speaking-evil-of father or mother come-to-an-end[b] by a death’. 5 But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or his mother: “Whatever you might be benefitted from me is a gift[c] [to God]” 6 shall by-no-means honor[d] his father’. And you nullified[e] the word of God for the sake of your tradition. 7 Hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied rightly concerning you, saying [in Isa 29:13]: 8 ‘This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far distant from Me. 9 But they are worshiping Me in-vain[f]— teaching as teachings the commandments of humans’”. 10 And having summoned the crowd, He said to them, “Listen and understand. 11 The thing entering into the mouth does not defile[g] the person. But the thing proceeding out of the mouth— this defiles the person”.
The Pharisees Focus On What Goes Into The Body Versus What Comes From The Heart
12 Then having come to Him, the disciples say to Him, “Do You know that the Pharisees, having heard Your statement, took-offense[h]? 13 But the One, having responded, said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant will be uprooted. 14 Leave them alone. They are blind guides of blind ones. And if a blind one guides a blind one, both will fall into a pit”. 15 And having responded, Peter said to Him, “Explain this parable to us”. 16 And the One said, “Are you[i] even yet also without-understanding? 17 Do you not perceive that everything proceeding into the mouth advances into the stomach and is expelled into a latrine? 18 But the things proceeding out of the mouth come out of the heart. And those things defile the person. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts[j], murders, adulteries, sexual-immoralities, thefts, false-testimonies[k], blasphemies. 20 These are the things defiling the person. But the eating with unwashed hands does not defile the person”.
A Gentile Woman Begs For Crumbs From The Master’s Table
21 And having gone out from there, Jesus withdrew into the regions of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold— a Canaanite woman having come out from those districts was crying out, saying, “Have mercy on me, Master, Son of David. My daughter is badly demon-possessed”. 23 But the One did not respond a word to her. And having come to Him, His disciples were asking Him, saying, “Send her away, because she is crying-out after us”. 24 But the One, having responded, said, “I was not sent-forth except for[l] the lost[m] sheep of the house of Israel”. 25 But the one, having come, was prostrating-herself before Him, saying, “Master, help me”. 26 And the One, having responded, said, “It is not good to take the bread of the children and throw it to the little-dogs[n]”. 27 But the one said, “Yes, Master. For indeed the little-dogs eat from the crumbs falling from the table of their masters!” 28 Then, having responded, Jesus said to her, “O woman, your faith is great. Let it be done for you as you wish”. And her daughter was healed from that hour.
Jesus Again Creates Bread And Fish For a Group of 4000 Men
29 And having passed on from there, Jesus went beside the Sea of Galilee. And having gone up on the mountain, He was sitting there. 30 And large crowds came to Him, having with them lame ones, blind ones, crippled ones, mute ones, and many others. And they threw[o] them at His feet. And He cured them, 31 so that the crowd marveled— seeing mute ones speaking, crippled ones healthy, and lame ones walking, and blind ones seeing. And they glorified the God of Israel. 32 And Jesus, having summoned His disciples, said, “I feel-deep-feelings [of compassion] toward the crowd, because it is already three days they are remaining-with Me and they do not have anything they may eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, so that they may not perhaps become-exhausted[p] on the way”. 33 And the disciples say to Him, “From where are there so many loaves for us in a desolate place so as to fill-to-satisfaction so large a crowd?” 34 And Jesus says to them, “How many loaves do you have?” And the ones said, “Seven, and a few small-fish”. 35 And having ordered the crowd to fall-back on the ground [to eat], 36 He took the seven loaves and the fish. And having given-thanks, He broke them and was giving them to the disciples, and the disciples to the crowds. 37 And they all ate and were filled-to-satisfaction. And they picked up the amount of the fragments being left-over— seven full large-baskets. 38 And the ones eating were four-thousand men, apart from women and children.
The Pharisees Ask For a Sign From Heaven. No Sign Will Be Given Except Jonah’s
39 And having sent away the crowds, He got into the boat and went to the districts of Magadan.
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