The Gospel According to St. Matthew
1 – Then came to him from Jerusalem scribes and Pharisees, saying:
2 – Why do thy disciples trangress the tradition of the ancients? For they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3 – But he answering, said to them: Why do you also transgress the commandment of God for your tradition? For God said:
4 – Honour thy father and mother: And: He that shall curse father or mother, let him die the death.
5 – But you say: Whosoever shall say to father or mother, The gift whatsoever proceedeth from me, shall profit thee.
6 – And he shall not honour his father or his mother: and you have made void the commandment of God for your tradition.
7 – Hypocrites, well hath Isaias prophesied of you, saying:
8 – This people honoureth me with their lips: but their heart is far from me.
9 – And in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and commandments of men.
10 – And having called together the multitudes unto him, he said to them: Hear ye and understand.
11 – Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man: but what cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
12 – Then came his disciples, and said to him: Dost thou know that the Pharisees, when they heard this word, were scandalized?
13 – But he answering them, said: Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
14 – Let them alone: they are blind, and leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the pit.
15 – And Peter answering, said to him: Expound to us this parable.
16 – But he said: Are you also yet without understanding?
17 – Do you not understand, that whatsoever entereth into the mouth, goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the privy?
18 – But the things which proceed out of the mouth, come forth from the heart, and those things defile a man.
19 – For from the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.
20 – These are the things that defile a man. But to eat with unwashed hands doth not defile a man.
21 – And Jesus went from thence, and retired into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
22 – And behold a woman of Canaan who came out of those coasts, crying out, said to him: Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David: my daughter is grieviously troubled by the devil.
23 – Who answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying: Send her away, for she crieth after us:
24 – And he answering, said: I was not sent but to the sheep that are lost of the house of Israel.
25 – But she came and adored him, saying: Lord, help me.
26 – Who answering, said: It is not good to take the bread of the children, and to cast it to the dogs.
27 – But she said: Yea, Lord; for the whelps also eat of the crumbs that fall from the table of their masters.
28 – Then Jesus answering, said to her: O woman, great is thy faith: be it done to thee as thou wilt: and her daughter was cured from that hour.
29 – And when Jesus had passed away from thence, he came nigh the sea of Galilee. And going up into a mountain, he sat there.
30 – And there came to him great multitudes, having with them the dumb, the blind, the lame, the maimed, and many others: and they cast them down at his feet, and he healed them:
31 – So that the multitudes marvelled seeing the dumb speak, the lame walk, and the blind see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
32 – And Jesus called together his disciples, and said: I have compassion on the multitudes, because they continue with me now three days, and have not what to eat, and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
33 – And the disciples say unto him: Whence then should we have so many loaves in the desert, as to fill so great a multitude?
34 – And Jesus said to them: How many loaves have you? But they said: Seven, and a few little fishes.
35 – And he commanded the multitude to sit down upon the ground.
36 – And taking the seven loaves and the fishes, and giving thanks, he brake, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the people.
37 – And they did all eat, and had their fill. And they took up seven baskets full, of what remained of the fragments.
38 – And they that did eat, were four thousand men, beside children and women.
39 – And having dismissed the multitude, he went up into a boat, and came into the coasts of Magedan.
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