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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 15

Introduction

1Christ reproves the Scribes and Pharisees for transgressing God's commandments through their own traditions;
10teaches how that which goes into the mouth does not defile a man.
21He heals the daughter of the woman of Canaan,
29and other great multitudes;
32and with seven loaves and a few little fishes feeds four thousand men, beside women and children.

Verse 1

Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
came
Mark 7:1-13
scribes
5:20; 23:2,15-28; Luke 5:30; Acts 23:9
which
Luke 5:17,21
Reciprocal: Proverbs 26:5 - a fool; Matthew 7:29 - and not; Matthew 16:1 - Pharisees; Mark 3:22 - which

Verses 1-20

Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
came
Mark 7:1-13
scribes
5:20; 23:2,15-28; Luke 5:30; Acts 23:9
which
Luke 5:17,21

Verse 2

Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
transgress
Mark 7:2,5; Genesis 1:14; Colossians 2:8,20-23; 1 Peter 1:18
tradition
Tradition, in Latin traditio, from trado, I deliver, hand down, exactly agreeing with the original [paradosis (para/dosiv)] from [paradidomi (paradiĆ°dwmi)] I deliver, transmit. Among the Jews it signifies what is called oral law, which they say has been successively handed down from Moses, through every generation, to Judah the Holy, who compiled and digested it into the Mishneh, to explain which the two Gemaras, or Talmuds, called the Jerusalem and Babylonish, were composed. Of the estimation in which these were held by the Jews, the following may serve as an example: "The words of the Scribes are lovely beyond the words of the law, for the words of the law are weighty and light, but the words of the Scribes are all weighty."
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:2 - General; 2 Chronicles 17:9 - the book; Esther 3:3 - Why; Ecclesiastes 7:16 - Be not; Isaiah 29:13 - their fear; Malachi 2:8 - ye have caused; Matthew 15:20 - but; Matthew 23:3 - whatsoever; Matthew 23:24 - General; Mark 2:24 - why; Mark 7:3 - the tradition; Luke 6:2 - Why; Luke 11:38 - he marvelled; Luke 20:3 - I will; Galatians 1:14 - traditions; Hebrews 12:3 - contradiction; James 4:8 - Cleanse

Verse 3

But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
Why
7:3-5; Mark 7:6-8,13; Colossians 2:8,23; Titus 1:14
Reciprocal: Exodus 21:17 - curseth; Esther 3:3 - Why; Isaiah 5:20 - them; Hosea 4:6 - seeing; Matthew 5:19 - shall teach; Mark 2:24 - why; Mark 7:9 - Full; Luke 11:38 - he marvelled; Luke 20:3 - I will; Galatians 1:14 - traditions; Colossians 2:22 - after; 1 Peter 1:18 - received; 2 Peter 3:16 - the other

Verse 4

For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
God
4:10; 5:17-19; Isaiah 8:20; Romans 3:31
Honour
19:19; Exodus 20:12; Leviticus 19:3; Deuteronomy 5:16; Proverbs 23:22; Ephesians 6:1
He
Exodus 21:17; Leviticus 20:9; Deuteronomy 21:18-21; 27:16; Proverbs 20:20; 30:17
Reciprocal: Genesis 47:12 - his father; Numbers 30:5 - General; 1 Samuel 22:3 - Let my father; 2 Samuel 15:3 - there is; Psalm 119:139 - because; Proverbs 28:24 - robbeth; Proverbs 30:11 - that curseth; Ezekiel 22:7 - set; Malachi 1:6 - son; Matthew 16:12 - but; Mark 7:10 - Whoso; Romans 1:30 - disobedient; Romans 7:9 - without; Ephesians 6:2 - General; Colossians 3:20 - obey; 1 Timothy 5:4 - piety

Verse 5

But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
ye say
23:16-18; Amos 7:15-17; Mark 7:10-13; Acts 4:19; 5:29
It is
Leviticus 27:9-34; Proverbs 20:25; Mark 7:11,12
Reciprocal: Genesis 45:11 - General; Proverbs 11:9 - An hypocrite; Acts 28:10 - honoured

Verse 6

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.
honour
1 Timothy 5:3,4,8,16
Thus
Psalms 119:126,139; Jeremiah 8:8; Hosea 4:6; Malachi 2:7-9; Mark 7:13; Romans 3:31
Reciprocal: Genesis 45:11 - General; 1 Kings 12:33 - in the month; 2 Kings 16:10 - the pattern; Psalm 119:99 - than all; Isaiah 50:11 - all ye; Jeremiah 18:15 - caused; Ezekiel 34:18 - to have; Malachi 1:6 - son; Matthew 22:36 - General; Matthew 23:16 - it is; Acts 28:10 - honoured; 1 Corinthians 3:12 - wood; Galatians 1:14 - traditions; 2 Timothy 3:2 - disobedient; 2 Peter 3:16 - the other; Revelation 22:18 - If

Verse 7

Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
hypocrites
7:5; 23:23-29
well
Mark 7:6; Acts 28:25-27
Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:8 - General; Psalm 73:27 - lo; Isaiah 10:6 - against; Isaiah 29:13 - Forasmuch; Isaiah 58:2 - they seek; Matthew 6:2 - as; Matthew 16:3 - O ye; Luke 13:15 - Thou hypocrite; Luke 18:12 - fast; John 4:23 - true; John 8:48 - Say; John 12:38 - Esaias; 1 Peter 2:1 - hypocrisies

Verse 8

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
draweth
Isaiah 29:13; Ezekiel 33:31; John 1:47; 1 Peter 3:10
but
Proverbs 23:26; Jeremiah 12:2; Acts 8:21; Hebrews 3:12
Reciprocal: Leviticus 3:3 - the fat; Leviticus 13:8 - General; 1 Samuel 7:3 - prepare; 1 Samuel 21:7 - detained; 1 Kings 12:32 - like unto; Psalm 17:1 - not out of feigned lips; Psalm 73:27 - lo; Isaiah 45:19 - Seek; Isaiah 48:1 - not in truth; Jeremiah 2:5 - are gone; Jeremiah 34:15 - ye; Jeremiah 42:1 - came; Ezekiel 20:3 - As I; Ezekiel 33:30 - Come; John 4:24 - must; Ephesians 5:19 - making

Verse 9

But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
in
Exodus 20:7; Leviticus 26:16,20; 1 Samuel 25:21; Psalms 39:6; 73:13; Ecclesiastes 5:2-7; Isaiah 1:13-15; 58:1-3; Malachi 3:14; Mark 7:7; 1 Corinthians 15:2; James 2:20
teaching
Deuteronomy 12:32; Proverbs 30:5,6; Isaiah 29:13; Colossians 2:18-22; 1 Timothy 1:4; 4:1-3,6,7; Titus 1:14; Hebrews 13:9; Revelation 22:18
Reciprocal: Exodus 27:8 - as it was showed; Judges 17:13 - General; 1 Kings 12:32 - like unto; 2 Kings 16:10 - the pattern; Isaiah 45:19 - Seek; Isaiah 48:1 - not in truth; Isaiah 55:2 - do ye; Ezekiel 20:3 - As I; Amos 4:5 - for; John 4:24 - must; Acts 17:23 - ignorantly; 1 Corinthians 15:14 - General; James 1:26 - this

Verse 10

And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
he
1 Kings 22:28; Mark 7:14,16; Luke 20:45-47
Hear
13:19; 24:15; Isaiah 6:9; 55:3; Luke 24:45; Ephesians 1:17; Colossians 1:9; James 1:5
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 9:3 - Understand; 2 Chronicles 18:27 - Hearken; Matthew 15:16 - General; Matthew 23:1 - General; Mark 4:9 - General; Luke 12:57 - General; Acts 8:30 - Understandest

Verse 11

Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
that which goeth
Mark 7:15; Luke 11:38-41; Acts 10:14,15; 11:8,9; Romans 14:14,17,20; 1 Timothy 4:4,5; Titus 1:15; Hebrews 13:9
but
18-20; 12:34-37; Psalms 10:7; 12:2; 52:2-4; 58:3,4; Isaiah 37:23; Isaiah 59:3-5,13-15; Jeremiah 9:3-6; Romans 3:13,14; James 3:5-8; 2 Peter 2:18
Reciprocal: Leviticus 11:2 - General; Leviticus 11:8 - they are unclean; Colossians 2:16 - in meat; James 3:6 - a world

Verse 12

Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
Knowest
17:27; 1 Kings 22:13,14; 1 Corinthians 10:32,33; 2 Corinthians 6:3; Galatians 2:5; James 3:17
Reciprocal: Proverbs 29:25 - fear; Matthew 3:7 - the Pharisees; Matthew 11:6 - whosoever; Matthew 24:3 - the disciples; Mark 10:2 - the Pharisees; Luke 14:21 - and showed; John 9:40 - Are

Verse 13

But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
Every
13:40,41; Psalms 92:13; Isaiah 60:21; John 15:2,6; 1 Corinthians 3:12-15
Reciprocal: Judges 17:13 - General; 1 Kings 14:15 - root up Israel; 2 Kings 4:39 - a wild vine; Ecclesiastes 3:2 - a time to plant; Amos 4:5 - for; Mark 11:20 - General; Acts 5:38 - for; Romans 6:5 - planted; 2 Timothy 2:18 - overthrow; Revelation 22:18 - If

Verse 14

Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Let
Hosea 4:17; 1 Timothy 6:5
they
23:16-24; Isaiah 9:16; 42:19; 56:10; Malachi 2:8; Luke 6:39
And if
Jeremiah 5:31; 6:15; 8:12; Ezekiel 14:9,10; Micah 3:6,7; 2 Peter 2:1,17; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 22:15
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 27:18 - General; 2 Kings 17:28 - taught them; Psalm 119:99 - than all; Proverbs 4:19 - General; Proverbs 9:8 - Reprove; Proverbs 16:22 - the instruction; Isaiah 3:12 - lead thee; Isaiah 8:15 - stumble; Isaiah 43:27 - and thy; Isaiah 51:18 - none; Isaiah 60:2 - the darkness; Jeremiah 14:16 - the people; Jeremiah 23:1 - pastors; Jeremiah 23:32 - therefore; Jeremiah 27:15 - ye; Lamentations 4:14 - have wandered; Hosea 4:6 - for; Hosea 4:9 - like people; Amos 4:5 - for; Micah 3:5 - concerning; Zephaniah 1:17 - they shall; Zechariah 11:3 - a voice; Zechariah 11:9 - that that dieth; Zechariah 11:15 - a foolish; Malachi 2:12 - the master and the scholar; Matthew 16:4 - And he; Matthew 21:27 - We cannot tell; Mark 8:13 - General; Mark 11:33 - We; Luke 13:15 - Thou hypocrite; Luke 20:8 - General; John 3:10 - Art; John 12:40 - hath; Acts 19:9 - he departed; Romans 1:24 - God; Romans 2:19 - art confident; 1 Corinthians 12:2 - even; 1 Corinthians 14:38 - General; 1 Timothy 1:7 - understanding; Revelation 22:11 - that is unjust

Verse 15

Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
Declare
13:36; Mark 4:34; 7:17; John 16:29
Reciprocal: Mark 4:13 - Know; Mark 9:28 - asked; Luke 8:9 - What; Acts 8:34 - of whom

Verse 16

And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?
10; 13:51; 16:9,11; Isaiah 28:9,10; Mark 6:52; 7:18; 8:17,18; 9:32; Luke 9:45; Luke 18:34; 24:45; Hebrews 5:12
Reciprocal: Proverbs 7:7 - void; Ezekiel 17:12 - Know; Matthew 13:36 - Declare; Matthew 16:7 - It is; Mark 7:15 - but; Mark 16:14 - and upbraided; Romans 1:31 - Without understanding

Verse 17

Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
that
7:19,20; Luke 6:45; 1 Corinthians 6:13; Colossians 2:21,22; James 3:6
and is
2 Kings 10:27
Reciprocal: Ezekiel 17:12 - Know; Matthew 13:51 - Have; Matthew 16:9 - ye not; Mark 7:18 - General; Mark 7:19 - General; Mark 8:17 - perceive; Mark 16:14 - and upbraided

Verse 18

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
11; 12:34; 1 Samuel 24:13; Psalms 36:3; Proverbs 6:12; 10:32; 15:2,28; Luke 19:22; James 3:6-10; Revelation 13:5,6
Reciprocal: Leviticus 18:24 - Defile; Isaiah 55:7 - his thoughts; Galatians 5:19 - Adultery; Titus 1:15 - but; James 1:14 - when

Verse 19

For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
out
Genesis 6:5; 8:21; Proverbs 4:23; 6:14; 22:15; 24:9; Jeremiah 17:9; Mark 7:21-23; Romans 3:10-19; 7:18; 8:7,8; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 2:1-3; Titus 3:2-6
evil
9:4; Psalms 119:113; Isaiah 55:7; 59:7; Jeremiah 4:14; Acts 8:22; James 1:13-15
Reciprocal: Exodus 20:15 - General; Leviticus 15:19 - and her issue; Numbers 19:22 - the soul; Deuteronomy 15:9 - Beware; 1 Samuel 24:13 - Wickedness; Psalm 14:1 - abominable; Proverbs 6:19 - A false; Proverbs 10:16 - the fruit; Proverbs 12:17 - but; Proverbs 15:26 - thoughts; Ecclesiastes 7:22 - also; Ecclesiastes 9:3 - also; Isaiah 10:12 - punish the fruit of the stout heart; Isaiah 32:6 - the vile; Isaiah 65:2 - after; Zechariah 8:17 - let; Malachi 2:15 - take; Matthew 5:37 - cometh; Matthew 23:25 - for; Matthew 23:28 - but; Luke 11:39 - but; Acts 8:20 - thou; Acts 13:10 - O full; Romans 7:5 - did work; 2 Corinthians 10:5 - every thought; Ephesians 5:3 - fornication; Colossians 3:5 - fornication; 1 Thessalonians 4:3 - that; James 4:1 - come they; Revelation 9:21 - nor of their fornication; Revelation 13:6 - he opened

Verse 20

These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
which
1 Corinthians 3:16,17; 6:9-11,18-20; Ephesians 5:3-6; Revelation 21:8,27
but
2; 23:25,26; Mark 7:3,4; Luke 11:38-40
Reciprocal: Leviticus 11:8 - they are unclean; Numbers 19:22 - the soul; Ecclesiastes 9:3 - also; Jeremiah 4:14 - wash; Matthew 23:28 - but; 1 Corinthians 6:13 - Meats for; James 1:14 - when

Verse 21

Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
and departed
Mark 7:24
Tyre
10:5,6; 11:21-23; Genesis 49:13; Joshua 11:8; 13:6; 19:28,29; Judges 1:31
Reciprocal: Genesis 42:14 - General; 1 Kings 17:9 - which belongeth; Matthew 16:13 - came; Luke 6:17 - the sea; John 4:43 - two; Acts 10:38 - who

Verses 21-28

Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
and departed
Mark 7:24
Tyre
10:5,6; 11:21-23; Genesis 49:13; Joshua 11:8; 13:6; 19:28,29; Judges 1:31

Verse 22

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.
a woman
3:8,9; Psalms 45:12; Ezekiel 3:6; Mark 7:26
Have
9:27; 17:15; Psalms 4:1; 6:2; Luke 17:13; 18:13
son
1:1; 20:30,31; 22:42-45; Luke 18:38,39; John 7:41,42
my
17:15; Mark 7:25; 9:17-22
Reciprocal: Genesis 32:25 - that he; Ruth 2:10 - seeing; 1 Kings 8:41 - a stranger; 1 Kings 17:9 - which belongeth; Psalm 80:4 - how long; Song of Solomon 5:6 - but my; Isaiah 30:18 - wait; Isaiah 62:6 - keep; Matthew 4:24 - possessed; Matthew 7:8 - General; Matthew 12:23 - Is not; Mark 9:18 - teareth him; Mark 9:22 - have; Mark 10:47 - thou; Luke 6:18 - vexed; Luke 9:38 - look; Luke 11:8 - because of; John 4:46 - whose; John 11:6 - he abode; John 12:21 - we would; Romans 1:3 - which

Verse 23

But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
Genesis 42:7; Deuteronomy 8:2; Psalms 28:1; Lamentations 3:8
Send
14:15; Mark 10:47,48
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:27 - thrust; 2 Kings 5:10 - sent a messenger; Job 30:20 - I cry; Matthew 20:31 - rebuked; Mark 6:36 - General; Mark 7:27 - Let; Mark 8:33 - he rebuked; Luke 4:38 - they; Luke 9:12 - Send; Luke 18:5 - weary; John 8:6 - as though

Verse 24

But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
I am not
9:36; 10:5,6; Isaiah 53:6; Jeremiah 50:6,7; Ezekiel 34:5,6,16,23; Luke 15:4-6; Acts 3:25,26; 13:46; Romans 15:8
Reciprocal: Numbers 27:17 - as sheep; Deuteronomy 22:1 - Thou shalt; Judges 6:37 - only; Psalm 119:176 - gone astray; Isaiah 49:5 - to bring; Ezekiel 3:4 - General; Zechariah 11:4 - Feed; Matthew 18:11 - General; Luke 17:18 - save; Luke 19:10 - General; John 1:11 - came

Verse 25

Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
came
20:31; Genesis 32:26; Hosea 12:4; Luke 11:8-10; 18:1-8
worshipped
14:33
Lord
Mark 9:22,24
Reciprocal: Matthew 8:2 - worshipped; Matthew 9:18 - worshipped; Matthew 20:20 - worshipping; Ephesians 6:18 - all perseverance

Verse 26

But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
It is not
7:6; Mark 7:27,28; Acts 22:21,22; Romans 9:4; Galatians 2:15; Ephesians 2:12; Philippians 3:2; Revelation 22:15
dogs
[kunarion (kuna/rion)] "to the little dogs," lap dogs, etc., the diminutive of [kuon (ku/wn)] a dog. The Jews, while they boasted of being the children of God, gave the name of dogs to the heathen, for their idolatry, etc.
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 9:8 - a dead dog; Isaiah 56:3 - The Lord hath; Matthew 8:8 - I am; Luke 15:19 - make

Verse 27

And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
Truth
8:8; Genesis 32:10; Job 40:4,5; 42:2-6; Psalms 51:4,5; Ezekiel 16:63; Daniel 9:18; Luke 7:6,7; 15:18,19; 18:13; 23:40-42; Romans 3:4,19; 1 Corinthians 15:8,9; 1 Timothy 1:13-15
yet
5:45; Luke 16:21; Romans 3:29; 10:12; Ephesians 3:8,19
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 9:8 - a dead dog; 2 Kings 5:11 - Naaman; Song of Solomon 6:5 - away; Isaiah 56:3 - The Lord hath

Verse 28

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.
Jesus
Job 13:15; 23:10; Lamentations 3:32
O woman
Our Lord's purpose being now answered, he openly commended her faith, and assured her that her daughter was healed.
great
8:10; 14:31; 1 Samuel 2:30; Luke 17:5; Romans 4:19,20; 2 Thessalonians 1:3
be it
8:13; 9:29,30; Psalms 145:19; Mark 5:34; 7:29,30; 9:23,24; Luke 7:9,50; Luke 18:42,43; John 4:50-53
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:13 - all her desire; 1 Kings 17:15 - did according; Song of Solomon 6:5 - away; Matthew 17:18 - from; Mark 1:42 - immediately; Mark 8:8 - and were; Mark 10:52 - thy faith; Luke 7:10 - General; John 2:4 - Woman; Acts 14:9 - he had; Romans 2:26 - General

Verse 29

And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
and came
Mark 7:31
unto
4:18; Joshua 12:3
Chinneroth
Isaiah 9:1; Mark 1:16; Luke 5:1
lake of Gennesaret
John 6:1,23; 21:1
Tiberias
went
5:1; 13:2
Reciprocal: Mark 6:33 - General; John 6:3 - General

Verses 29-31

And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
and came
Mark 7:31
unto
4:18; Joshua 12:3
Chinneroth
Isaiah 9:1; Mark 1:16; Luke 5:1
lake of Gennesaret
John 6:1,23; 21:1
Tiberias
went
5:1; 13:2

Verse 30

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:
great
4:23,24; 11:4,5; 14:35,36; Psalms 103:3; Isaiah 35:5,6; Mark 1:32-34; Mark 6:54-56; Luke 6:17-19; 7:21,22; Acts 2:22; 5:15,16; 19:11,12
Reciprocal: Matthew 8:1 - great; Matthew 9:33 - the dumb; Matthew 12:23 - the people; Matthew 13:2 - great; Matthew 18:8 - maimed; Matthew 19:2 - General; Mark 9:43 - maimed; Luke 5:15 - great; John 5:3 - of blind; John 6:2 - General; Acts 8:7 - lame

Verse 31

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.
the dumb
9:33; Mark 7:37
the maimed
18:8; Mark 9:43; Luke 14:13,21
the lame
21:14; Acts 3:2-11; 14:8-10
and they
9:8; Psalms 50:15,23; Mark 2:12; Luke 7:16; 17:15-18; 18:43; John 9:24
God
Genesis 32:28; 33:20; *marg:; Exodus 24:10
Reciprocal: Isaiah 35:6 - shall the lame; Matthew 4:23 - healing; Matthew 8:27 - General; Matthew 11:5 - the lame; Matthew 12:23 - the people; Matthew 19:2 - General; Mark 1:27 - they were; Luke 5:15 - great; Luke 7:22 - the lame; John 6:2 - General; Acts 4:21 - for all; Acts 5:16 - bringing; Acts 8:7 - lame

Verse 32

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.
Jesus
9:36; 14:14; 20:34; Mark 8:1,2; 9:22; Luke 7:13
I have
Hebrews 4:15
three
12:40; 27:63; Acts 27:33
and have
6:32,33; Luke 12:29,30
lest
1 Samuel 14:28-31; 30:11,12; Mark 8:3
Reciprocal: Genesis 21:17 - heard; Mark 6:34 - saw; Mark 6:37 - give; Luke 9:12 - Send; Luke 14:13 - call; Acts 27:34 - for this; James 2:16 - one

Verses 32-39

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.
Jesus
9:36; 14:14; 20:34; Mark 8:1,2; 9:22; Luke 7:13
I have
Hebrews 4:15
three
12:40; 27:63; Acts 27:33
and have
6:32,33; Luke 12:29,30
lest
1 Samuel 14:28-31; 30:11,12; Mark 8:3

Verse 33

And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
Whence
Numbers 11:21,22; 2 Kings 4:42-44; Mark 6:37; 8:4,5; John 6:5-7
to fill
14:15; Luke 9:13; John 6:8,9
Reciprocal: Numbers 11:13 - General; 1 Kings 17:12 - but an handful; 2 Kings 4:43 - What; Matthew 6:31 - What shall we eat; Matthew 14:17 - General; Matthew 14:20 - were; Matthew 15:37 - all

Verse 34

And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
How
16:9,10
few
Luke 24:41,42; John 21:9,10
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 17:12 - but an handful; 2 Kings 4:2 - What shall I:2 Kings 4:43 - What; Matthew 14:17 - General; Mark 6:38 - General; Mark 8:5 - How; Mark 8:20 - General

Verse 35

And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
to sit
14:19-21; Mark 6:39,40; Luke 9:14-16; John 6:10
Reciprocal: Mark 8:6 - to sit

Verse 36

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 multitude.
and gave thanks
26:26,27; 1 Samuel 9:13; Luke 22:19; 24:30; John 6:11; Acts 27:35; Romans 14:6; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Timothy 4:3,4
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 17:14 - The barrel of meal; Matthew 14:19 - he blessed; Mark 6:41 - blessed; Mark 8:6 - to sit; Luke 9:16 - he blessed; John 6:10 - Make

Verse 37

And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
all
33; 14:20,21; Psalms 107:9; Luke 1:53
seven
16:9,10; Mark 8:8,9,19-21
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:6 - when the vessels; 2 Kings 4:43 - They shall eat; 2 Chronicles 31:10 - we have had; Psalm 78:25 - he sent; Mark 6:42 - General; Luke 9:17 - eat; John 6:12 - they

Verse 39

And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.
he sent
14:22; Mark 8:10 Reciprocal: Matthew 13:36 - Jesus; Matthew 16:5 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Matthew 15". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/matthew-15.html.