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Passage Lookup: Matthew 15

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Matthew 15:1
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(a)Then some Pharisees and scribes *came to Jesus (b)from Jerusalem and said,
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Matthew 15:2
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"Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they (c)do not wash their hands when they eat bread."
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Matthew 15:3
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And He answered and said to them, "Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
Matthew 15:4
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For God said, ‘(d) Honor your father and mother ,' and, ‘(e) He who speaks evil of father or mother is to [a] be put to death .'
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Matthew 15:5
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But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, "Whatever I have that would help you has been [b]given to God,"
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Matthew 15:6
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he is not to honor his father or his mother[c].' And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
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Matthew 15:7
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You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you:
Matthew 15:8
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(f) This people honors Me with their lips , But their heart is far away from Me .
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Matthew 15:9
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‘ But in vain do they worship Me , Teaching as (g) doctrines the precepts of men .'"
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Matthew 15:10
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After Jesus called the crowd to Him, He said to them, "Hear and understand.
Matthew 15:11
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(h)It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man."
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Matthew 15:12
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Then the disciples *came and *said to Him, "Do You know that the Pharisees were [d]offended when they heard this statement?"
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Matthew 15:13
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But He answered and said, "(i)Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant shall be uprooted.
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Matthew 15:14
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Let them alone; (j)they are blind guides [e]of the blind. And (k)if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
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Matthew 15:15
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Peter [f]said to Him, "(l)Explain the parable to us."
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Matthew 15:16
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[g]Jesus said, "Are you still lacking in understanding also?
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Matthew 15:17
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Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is [h]eliminated?
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Matthew 15:18
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But (m)the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man.
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Matthew 15:19
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(n)For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, [i]fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.
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Matthew 15:20
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These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man."
Matthew 15:21
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(o)Jesus went away from there, and withdrew into the district of (p)Tyre and (q)Sidon.
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Matthew 15:22
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And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, (r)Son of David; my daughter is cruelly (s)demon-possessed."
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Matthew 15:23
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But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, "Send her away, because she keeps shouting [j]at us."
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Matthew 15:24
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But He answered and said, "I was sent only to (t)the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
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Matthew 15:25
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But she came and (u)began [k]to bow down before Him, saying, "Lord, help me!"
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Matthew 15:26
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And He answered and said, "It is not [l]good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
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Matthew 15:27
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But she said, "Yes, Lord; [m]but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters' table."
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Matthew 15:28
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Then Jesus said to her, "O woman, (v)your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish." And her daughter was healed [n]at once.
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Matthew 15:29
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(w)Departing from there, Jesus went along by (x)the Sea of Galilee, and having gone up on the mountain, He was sitting there.
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Matthew 15:30
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And [o]large crowds came to Him, bringing with them those who were lame, crippled, blind, mute, and many others, and they laid them down at His feet; and (y)He healed them.
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Matthew 15:31
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So the crowd marveled as they saw the mute speaking, the crippled [p]restored, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they (z)glorified the God of Israel.
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Matthew 15:32
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(aa)And Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, "(ab)I feel compassion for the [q]people, because they [r]have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way."
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Matthew 15:33
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The disciples *said to Him, "Where would we get so many loaves in this desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd?"
Matthew 15:34
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And Jesus *said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" And they said, "Seven, and a few small fish."
Matthew 15:35
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And He directed the [s]people to [t]sit down on the ground;
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Matthew 15:36
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and He took the seven loaves and the fish; and (ac)giving thanks, He broke them and started giving them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.
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Matthew 15:37
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And they all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, seven large (ad)baskets full.
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Matthew 15:38
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And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
Matthew 15:39
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And sending away the crowds, Jesus got into (ae)the boat and came to the region of (af)Magadan.
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