That Which Defiles 1Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked,
2“Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!”
12Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?”
15Peter said, “Explain the parable to us.”
The Faith of a Canaanite Woman 21Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
22A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”
23Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
25The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
27“Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
28Then Jesus said to her,
Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand 29Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down. 30Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them.
31The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.
32Jesus called his disciples to him and said,
33His disciples answered, “Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?”