Matthew 15:1-20

Rotherham(i) 1 Then, there come unto Jesus from Jerusalem Pharisees and Scribes, saying— 2 Wherefore do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands, when they eat bread! 3 But, he, answering, said unto them—Wherefore do, ye also, transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 For, God, said—Honour thy father and thy mother, and—He that revileth father or mother, let him, surely die! 5 But, ye, say—Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother—A gift! Whatsoever, out of me, thou mightest be profited, 6 in nowise, shall honour his father or his mother—and so ye have cancelled, the word of God, for the sake of your, tradition. 7 Hypocrites! well prophesied concerning you, Isaiah, saying— 8 This people, with the lips, do, honour, me, while, their heart, far off, holdeth from me; 9 But, in vain, do they pay devotions unto me, teaching, for teachings, the commandments of men. 10 And, calling near the multitude, he said to them—Hear and understand! 11 Not that which entereth into the mouth, defileth the man, but, that which proceedeth out of the mouth, the same, defileth the man, 12 Then, coming near, his disciples say unto him—Knowest thou, that the Pharisees, hearing the word, were caused to stumble? 13 And, he, answering, said—Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, will be uprooted: 14 Let them alone! they are, blind leaders; and, if the, blind, lead the, blind, both, into a ditch, will fall. 15 And Peter, answering, said unto him, Declare to us the parable. 16 And, he, said, To this moment, are, ye also, without discernment? 17 Perceive ye not that, every thing which entereth into the mouth, into the stomach, findeth way, and, into the draught, is passed; 18 while, the things which proceed out of the mouth, out of the heart, come forth, and, they, defile the man. 19 For, out of the heart, come forth wicked designs,—murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, profane speakings: 20 these, are the things which defile the man, but, the eating with unwashed hands, doth not defile the man.