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- Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of
- Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for
they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
- But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the
commandment of God by your tradition?
- For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He
that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
- But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It
is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
- And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus
have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
- Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
- This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth
me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
- But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the
commandments of men.
- And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and
- Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that
which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
- Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that
the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
- But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father
hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
- Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the
blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
- Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this
- And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?
- Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the
mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
- But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from
the heart; and they defile the man.
- For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,
fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
- These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with
unwashen hands defileth not a man.
- Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and
- And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and
cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David;
my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
- But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and
besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
- But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep
of the house of Israel.
- Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
- But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's
bread, and to cast it to dogs.
- And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which
fall from their masters' table.
- Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy
faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made
whole from that very hour.
- And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of
Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
- And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that
were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at
Jesus' feet; and he healed them:
- Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to
speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see:
and they glorified the God of Israel.
- Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have
compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three
days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting,
lest they faint in the way.
- And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much
bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
- And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they
said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
- And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
- And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks,
and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the
- And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the
broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
- And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and
- And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the
coasts of Magdala.
Orthodox Library, Sts. Galacteon and Episteme, 2006.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servants
the scribe John, the priest John, the priest Luke,
and the parishioners of the temple of Saint Andrew in Lubbock.
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!