Context4For God said, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER, and, HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER OR MOTHER IS TO BE PUT TO DEATH. 5But you say, Whoever says to his father or mother, Whatever I have that would help you has been given to God, 6he is not to honor his father or his mother. And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition. 7You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you:
8THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS,
9BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME,
12Then the disciples came and said to Him, Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this statement? 13But He answered and said, Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant shall be uprooted. 14Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.
The Heart of Man
15Peter said to Him, Explain the parable to us. 16Jesus said, Are you still lacking in understanding also? 17Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated? 18But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man. 19For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders. 20These are the things which defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile the man.
The Syrophoenician Woman
21Jesus went away from there, and withdrew into the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed. 23But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us. 24But He answered and said, I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25But she came and began to bow down before Him, saying, Lord, help me! 26And He answered and said, It is not good to take the childrens bread and throw it to the dogs. 27But she said, Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters table. 28Then Jesus said to her, O woman, your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish. And her daughter was healed at once.
29Departing from there, Jesus went along by the Sea of Galilee, and having gone up on the mountain, He was sitting there. 30And 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 He healed them. 31So the crowd marveled as they saw the mute speaking, the crippled restored, and the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.
Four Thousand Fed
32And Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, I feel compassion for the people, because they 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. 33The disciples said to Him, Where would we get so many loaves in this desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd? 34And Jesus said to them, How many loaves do you have? And they said, Seven, and a few small fish. 35And He directed the people to sit down on the ground; 36and He took the seven loaves and the fish; and giving thanks, He broke them and started giving them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 37And they all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, seven large baskets full. 38And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
39And sending away the crowds, Jesus got into the boat and came to the region of Magadan.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For God said, Honor thy father and thy mother: and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die the death.
Honour thy father and mother: And: He that shall curse father or mother, let him die the death.
Darby Bible Translation
For God commanded saying, Honour father and mother; and, He that speaks ill of father or mother, let him die the death.
English Revised Version
For God said, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, He that speaketh evil of father or mother, let him die the death.
Webster's Bible Translation
For God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
Weymouth New Testament
For God said, 'Honour thy father and thy mother'; and 'Let him who reviles father or mother be certainly put to death';
World English Bible
For God commanded, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'He who speaks evil of father or mother, let him be put to death.'
Young's Literal Translation
for God did command, saying, Honour thy father and mother; and, He who is speaking evil of father or mother -- let him die the death;
Eversley, Second Sunday in Lent, 1872. St Matthew xv. 22-28. "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, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
Crumbs and the Bread
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xv. 21,"Jesus Went Out Thence, and Withdrew into the Parts of Tyre and Sidon. And Behold, a Canaanitish Woman,"
The Perseverance of Faith
Genesis xxvii. 38
Sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent
How to Make Use of Christ for Cleansing of us from Our Daily Spots.
Second Withdrawal from Herod's Territory.
Another Avoiding of Herod's Territory.
Jesus Fails to Attend the Third Passover.
Healing a Phoenician Woman's Daughter.
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