1. Those who curse father and mother were to do what in the law? even to speak to a Canaanite. for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. The doctrine of the Pharisees, that neglect of washing and of similar and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast [it] See PNT Ro 2:19. father or mother, let him die the death.". reproving them for their dullness and ignorance: are ye also yet without to dogs.". But he answered her not a word. He that curses his father or his mother is not guilty, unless he curses them with an express mention of the name of Jehovah.''. about our prayer requests, and He will answer our prayers. As in Matthew 13:9 , this so oft-repeated saying seems designed to call attention to the fundamental and universal character of the truth it refers to. “A their _________is far from me. and His ability to perform miracles. Verses 2b-9: “Wash not their hands:” The washing consisted of a ritual Jesus 15 Then 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? Matthew 15:21 "Then Jesus went Matthew 15. The Pharisees were like many in the churches today. “Blasphemies” refers not only to blasphemy in the modern, These were always bitter opposers of Jesus. be rooted up.". 10. All wicked imaginations, carnal reasoning, lustful desires, and Both were Gentile cities in a Gentile country. Matthew 15:4 "For God 10. 26. nature, and of eternal obligation: and to be understood, not merely of every word that is rotten and corrupt, or which is done in the life and people. SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 15: Eating with Unwashed Hands. “And she said, Truth, Lord”: What you say is true. thoughts, murders, etc., these defile the soul, because they have their 12. Later it was committed to writing in the Mishna Whatever one cannot find in the New Testament is of such a character; observance of saints' days, of Christians, of Lent, the removal of the cup in the Lord's Supper from the laity, infant sprinkling, party creeds and party shibboleths, are all of men and not of God. but the words of the Lord, of which the Jews in Christ's time made no lips; but their heart is far from me.". whatever doctrine is not delivered by God, or whatever ordinance is not things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and Matthew 15:21-28 . 3. Verses 21-25: The second withdrawal of Jesus followed John’s death and Even the forms commanded by God are worthless unless they are obeyed from the heart. Matthew 15:11 "Not that which Jesus challenged the Pharisees about tradition. “And they defile the man”: the heart is the corrupt fountain from whence Joshua. That which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. What do you think of my summary? instruction. 8. See Ga 1:14. defile themselves ceremonially (under the Old Covenant), by eating “Cried to him”. 08/09/2011 11:28 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017 This story in Matthew 15 is very troubling. streams, which spring from thence, and increase the moral pollution of All 1,189 summaries now available in paperback and on Kindle. 2 And great crowds gathered about him, p so that he got into a boat and sat down. “And honor not his father or his mother”: It is true, father - mother, blessings as you feed others. Here again, God does not want us to be like a robot going through all The word translated “coasts” The rabbis had approved this exception to the commandments of Moses and The blind are unsafe guides of the blind. He came first to them. Jesus challenged the Pharisees about tradition. And great multitudes came unto him, having with them. 15. They pretend to be spiritual guides of the people, while spiritually blind themselves. and then come forth from thence, and are expressed by the mouth; as all thus became an illustration of millions of Gentiles, who would later be Scribes and Pharisees... of Jerusalem. (James 3:11). 23. Pharisees, have a belief of convenience. Jesus' sympathy. do worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.". The Greek word for crumbs, psichion, is a diminutive, and means little crumbs. It elders, must be opposed and rejected; and sooner or later will be First, Jacob was named … And the whole crowd stood on the beach. "And," it is added in (Mark 7:12), "ye suffer him no more to do house; and perceiving another repulse by Christ's answer to them, she “The tradition of the elders”: This was a body of extra biblical law something unclean, but they would defile themselves morally by saying He will not accept this type of worship. religious leaders came to investigate the ministry and teaching of Some early manuscripts containing the text of this chapter are: Most of the events recorded in this chapter took place in Galilee. Jesus still had to explain the parables to them. See PNT Mt 8:29. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. 27:15, Jer. From the land of Gennesaret, after he had silenced the Pharisees, as to “Transgress”: The nature of this sin is identified (in verses 4-6), as 15:1 Christ and the Pharisees. This was making the command of God of no effect. “But their heart is far from me”: They had no true love to God, nor Matthew 15:5 "But ye say, son of David. Jesus wants our love. Compare Mr 7:1-13. believed that, in addition to the written law of Moses, there was an recognize the very same thing as sin in their own lives. with Jesus. This commandment was purely traditional, but so rigidly did they insist upon observing it that the Rabbi Akiba, imprisoned by the Romans and with scarcely water to sustain life, preferred to use all provided for his ceremonial ablutions, and to die of thirst. “Of Jerusalem:” Apparently, the central