Modern Literal Version
[Matthew 15]

     {Mar 7:1-23 & Mat 15:1-20 & Joh 7:1 Galilee, probably Capernaum Spring 29 AD.}

     15:1 Then the scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem come to Jesus, saying, 15:2 Why are your disciples transgressing the tradition of the elders? For* they do not wash their hands whenever they eat bread.

     15:3 But he answered and said to them, Why do you* also transgress the commandment of God because of your* tradition? 15:4For* God commanded, saying, 'Honor your father and your mother.'{Exo 20:12 & Deu 5:16}And, 'He who is speaking evil of their father or mother, let him be endedby the sentence of death.' {Exo 21:17 & Lev 20:9}15:5But you* say, Whoever says to his father or his mother, in whatever you might be profited from me, it is a gift to God,and then should never honor his father and mother, 15:6 and thus you* invalidated the commandment of God because of your*tradition. 15:7You* hypocrites! Isaiah prophesied well concerning you*, saying, 15:8'This people are drawing near to me with their mouth, and are honoring me with their lips, but their heart is distant, faraway from me. 15:9But they are worshiping me in futility, teaching as their teachingsС the commandments of men.'{Isa 29:13}

     15:10 And having called to him the crowd, he said to them, Hear* and understand*! 15:11Not what enters into the mouth desecrates the man, but what is traveling from the mouth, this desecrates the man.

     15:12 Then the disciples came near to him and said, Do you know that the Pharisees were offendedafter they heard this speech?

     15:13 He answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly father did not plant will be uprooted.15:14Leave* them! They are blind guides of the blind. Now if the blind guide the blind, both will be falling into a ditch.

     15:15 Now Peter answered and said to him, Explain to us this parable.

     15:16 Now Jesus said, Are you* also without understanding at this point? 15:17Are you* not yet perceiving, that everything which travels into the mouth makes room in the belly, and is cast out into the sewer? 15:18But these things which are traveling from the mouth, come out from the heart, and they desecrate the man. 15:19For* out of the heart comes forth evil reasonings, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies. 15:20 These things are what is desecrating the man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not desecrate the man.

     {Mar 7:24 & Mat 15:21.}

     15:21 And Jesus went out from there, and departed into the parts of Tyre and Sidon.

     {Mar 7:25-30 & Mat 15:22-28 Tyre and Sidon.}

     15:22 And behold, a woman from Canaan went out from those borders, and cried-out to him, saying, Show-mercy to me, O Lord, you the son of David. My daughter is evilly demon-possessed.15:23 But he answered her not a word.

     And his disciples came near and asked him, saying, Dismiss her, because she is crying behind us.

     15:24 But he answered and said, I was not sent, except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

     15:25 But she came and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me.

     15:26 Now he answered and said, It is not good to take the children's bread and cast it to the puppies.

     15:27 But she said, Yes, Lord; for* even the puppies eat from the crumbs which are falling from the table of their lords.

     15:28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith. Let it happen for you as you will it. And her daughter was healed from that hour.

     {Mar 7:31 & Mat 15:29 Avoiding Herod's territory.}

     15:29 And Jesus, having gone-away from there, went beside the sea of Galilee, and he went-up into the mountain and was sitting there.

     {Mar 7:32-37 & Mat 15:30-31 Magadan and Bethsaida Summer 29 AD.}

     15:30 And large crowds came to him there, having their own lame, blind, mute, crippled and many others with them. They tossed them beside the feet of Jesus, and he healed them; 15:31 so-then for the crowds to marvel, seeing the mute speaking; the crippled healthy; the lame walking; and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.

     {Mar 8:1-8:9 & Mat 15:32-38.}

     15:32 Now Jesus called his disciples to him, and said, I have compassion upon the crowd because they already remain with me three days, and do not have what they might eat, and I am not willing to dismiss them starving, lest they might faint on the road.

     15:33 And his disciples say to him, From where can we buy so-many loaves for us in the wilderness, so-then to fully-feed so-great a crowd?

     15:34 And Jesus says to them, How-many loaves do you* have?

     But they said, Seven and a few small-fish.

     15:35 And he commanded the crowds to lean-back upon the soil. 15:36 And he took the seven loaves and the few fish, and he gave-thanks and broke them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples gaveto the crowd. 15:37 And they all ate and were fully-fed, and they took up what was leftover of the broken pieces, seven baskets full. 15:38 Now those eating were approximately four thousand men, plus women and children.

     {Mar 8:10-26 & Mat 15:39-16:12 Near Caesarea Philippi Summer 29 AD.}

     15:39 And having dismissed the crowds, he stepped into the ship, and went into the borders of Magadan.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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