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they have received to bold, as the washing of cups "5 and pots, brazen vefsels, and of tables. Then the

Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy

disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but 6 eat bread with unwashen (a) hands ? He answered

and said unto them, Well hath Efaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people

honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far 7 from ine.

Howbeit, in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold

the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and 9 cups: and many other such like things ye do. And

he said unto them, Full well ye reject the com

mandment of God, that you may keep your own 10 tradition. For Moses said, Honour thy father and

thy mother : and whoso curseth father or mother, II let him die the death. But ye say, If a man fhall

fay to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to

fay, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited 12 by me (6): he shall be free. And ye suffer him no

more to do ought for his father or his mother : 13 Making the word of God of none effect through

your tradition, which ye have delivered : and many

such like things do ye. 14

And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of 15 you, and understand. There is nothing from with

out a man that entering into him can defile him :

but the things which come out of hiin, those are 16 they that (c) defle the man, If any man have ears 17 to hear, let him (2) hear. And when he was en

(a) Sce Mat. xv. 2: (b) See Mat. xv. 5. (c) Sec Mat. xv.

17 id). Observe attentively what I say, and make juk refle&tiuns upon it; as verfe 14. See Mat. xi. 15.


tered into the house from the people, his disciples rd asked him concerning the parable. And he faith

unto them, Are ye fo without understanding also ? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from

without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him, og Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the

belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all 20 meats (e)? And he said, That which cometh out of 21 the man, that defileth the man. For from within;

out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adul22 teries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetouf

ness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, anevil eye (f), 23 blafphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil thing3

come from within, and defile the man. 24 And from thence he arose, and went into the

borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house,

and would have no man know it; but he could not 25 be hid. For a certain woman, whose young daugh

ter had an unclean fpirit, heard of him, and came 26. and fell at his feet: (The woman was (g) a Greek,

a Syrophenician by nation) and she besought him

that he would căst forth the devil out of her daugh27 ter. But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first

be filled : for, it is not meet to take the children's 28 bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. And she an

fwered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs

under the table eat of the children's crumbs (h). 29

And he said unto her, For this saying, go thy way, (e) The draught which carries off all the dregs and unclean parts of food. (f) An evil eye

See Mat. xx. 15. Blasphemy here means evil speaking in general: foolishness is put for all foolish and ungoverned paflions:

(8) By a Greek is generally meant a Gentile or Heathen, held in abhorrence by the Jews. This miracle was admirably fuited to cure them of that prejudice.

(h) And I hope for only a small share of that bounty which you largely on the Jews.


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30 the devil is gone out of thy daughter. And when

she was come to her house, she found the devil gone

out, and her daughter laid upon the bed. 31 And again departing from the coasts of Tyre and

Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the 32 midst of the coasts of Decapolis. And they bring

unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment

in his speech : and they beseech him to put his hand 33 upon him. And he took him aside from the multi

tude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he fpit, 34 and touched his tongue : And looking up to heaven,

he fighed (i), and faith unto him, Ephphatha, that 35 is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened,

and the fring of his tongue was loofed, and he 36 spake plain. And be charged them that they should

tell no man: but the more he charged them, so 37 much the more a great deal they published it : And

were beyond measure aftonished, faying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf ta bear, and the dumb to speak.

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In those days the multitude being very great, and

having nothing to eat, Jefus called his disciples a unto him, and faith unto them, I have compassion on

the multitude, because they have now been with me 3 three days, and have nothing to eat: And if I send

them away fasting to their own houses, they will

faint by the way: för divers of them came from far. 4 And his disciples answered him, From whence can

a man satisfy thefe men with bread here in the wil5 derness? And he asked them, How many loaves 6 have ye? And they said, Seven, And he com

manded the people to sit down on the ground, and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and (2) In pity to the infirmities and miseries of mankind.


brakė, and gave to his disciples to set before them: 7 and they did fet them before the people. And they

had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and com8 manded to set them allo before them. So they did

eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken o meat that was left,. feven baskets. And they that

had eaten were about four thousand; and he sent

them away.

"And straightway he entered into a ship with his

disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha (a). 11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to ques

tion with him, feeking of him a sign from heaven, 12 tempting him. And he fighed deeply in his spirit (b),

and faith, Why doth this generation seek after a fign?

verily I say unto you, There fhall no sign be given 13 to this generation... And he left them, and entering

into the ship again, departed to the other fide, 14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread,

neither had they in the ship with thera more than 15 one loaf. And he charged them, saying, Take heed,

beware of the leaven of the (c) Pharisees, and of the 26 leaven of Herod (d). And they reasoned among them 37 selves, faying, .It is because we have nabread. And

when Jesus knew it, he faith "unto thein, Why reason ye, because ye bave no (e) bread? perceive ye

not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet 18 hardened? Having eyes, fee ye not? and having 19 ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? When

I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how

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(b) In compassion to the hardness of their hearts, (0) See Motor xvi: 12.;.

(d). The peculiar tenets of Herod's party in a great measure agreed with those of the Sadducees, and this seat is accordingly called by that name, Mat. xvi. 11. but they likewise allowed fome Heathen and idolatrous practices, ufag images in their worship.. (e) Sec Mat. xvi. 8. G5


many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They 20 say unto him, Twelve. And when the seven amoing

four thousand, how many baskets full of fraginents 21 took ye up? And they said, Seven. And he said

unto them, How is it that ye do not understand? 22

And he cometh to Bethsaida, and they bring a blind man unto him, and befought him touch 23 him. And he took the blind man by the hand, and

led him out of the town; and when he had spit on

his eyes, and put his hands upon hiin, he asked him 24 if he saw ought. And he looked up, and said, I see 25 men as (f) trees, walking. After that, he put his

hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up :

and he was restored, and law every man clearly (8). 26 And he fent him away to his house, saying, Neither:

go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town. 27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the

towns of Cefarea Philippi: and by the way he

asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do 28' men say that I am! And they answered, John the

Baptist: but some fay. Elias, and others, One of 29 the prophets. And he faith unto them, But whom

fay ye that I am? And Peter answereth and 30 faith unto him, Thou art the Chrift. And he

charged them that they should tell no man of him. 31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of

man must fuffer many things, and be rejected of the

elders, and of the chief priests and scribes, and be 32 killed, and after three days rife again. And he

spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and

(f) I see some objects, which by their motion I suppose are men. but otherwise I could not distinguish them from trees.

(8). As in other miracles our Lord shewed his power by working them instantly, by only fpeaking a word, so here he chofe to work one gradually, with a view perhaps to convince the beholders, that he did not effect thefe wonders by the use of any magieal word or charm, to which, by the fuperftition of the times, some might be difposed to impute them.

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