7:1,2 Then came together unto him the Pharisees
and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem. And when they saw
some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen,
hands, they found fault.
7:3 For the Pharisees and all the Jews, except they wash their hands
oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.
7:4 And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat
not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold,
as the washing of cups and pots, brasen vessels and of tables.
7:5 Then the Pharisees
and scribes asked him, Why walk not your disciples
according to the tradition
of the elders, but eat bread with
7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well has Esaias.(Isaiah).prophesied
of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honors me with their lips,
but their heart is far from me.
7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines
the commandments of men.
7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition
of men, as the washing of pots and cups and many other such like things
busy doing many physical things:.Luke
7:9 And he said unto them, Full well you reject the commandment of
God that you may keep your own tradition..(Jeremiah
7:10 For Moses said, Honor your father and your mother and Whoso curses
father or mother, let him die the death.
7:11 But you say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is
Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever you might be profited by
me, he shall be free.
Dictionaries: Corban means 'consecrated
to God'. It is the Aramaic
word for 'offering to God', that
is, a son might deprive
his parents of anything which he ought.justly
to render to
them by going through an empty ceremony
of consecrating it to God. In
reality this nullified
the law of love involving caring for parents and it was, therefore, a striking.instance
of the hypocrisy
of the Scribes
and of their making the word of God of none effect through tradition.
of rendering God honor,
one only had to pronounce
this word over anything in
it aside for some alleged.divine
use and in so doing, escape the obligation
of giving it for the relief
or comfort of his parents. Even when said in good faith, this contravenes
the law of love, since the duty
to the parent takes precedence
over any obligation to make offerings to the religious leaders of the day.
The Mosaic Law never gave offerings precedence
over moral duties.
The religious inventions of the scribes had so perverted
the moral intelligence of people that it had come to be a recognized thing
that to declare any possession 'Corban', left one free to refuse to use
it for help even to father or mother. This was a devilish con
job to get people to contribute
money to corrupt.religious.groups
which at that time included the Scribes.
7:12 And you suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;
7:13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition,
which you have delivered and many such like things do you.
7:14 And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them,
Hearken unto me every one of you and understand:
7:15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can
defile him. But the things which come out of him, those are they that defile
7:16,17 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. And when he was
entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning
7:18 And he said unto them, Are you so without understanding also?
Do you not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without enters into the
man, it cannot defile him.
7:19 Because it enters not into his heart, but into the belly and goes
out into the draught.(a
place where the human waste discharges are dumped), purging
7:20 And he said, That which comes out of the man, that defiles the
7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men.(if
it's negative out of the heart, it's from the
ego influenced by the dark side), proceed evil thoughts,
adulteries, fornications, murders,
7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil
eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.
7:23 All these evil things come from within and defile the man.
7:24-26 And from thence
he arose and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon and entered into an
house and would have no man know it, but he could not be hid, for a certain
woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him and came
and fell at his feet. The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation
and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
7:27 But Emmanuel said unto her, Let the children first be filled.(Emmanuel's
purpose at this time was
to deal with the 'lost sheep of the house
of Israel; at this link
are the parallel
accounts), for it is not meet.(not
take the children's bread and to cast it unto the dogs..(*)
7:28-30 And she answered and said unto him, Yes Lord, yet the dogs
under the table eat of the children's crumbs. And he said unto her, For
this saying go your way; the devil is gone out of your daughter. And when
she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out and her daughter
laid upon the bed.
7:31 And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came
unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.
7:32-35 And they bring unto him one that was deaf and had an impediment
in his speech and they beseech
him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude
and put his fingers into his ears and he spit and touched his tongue; And
looking up to heaven, he sighed and said unto him, Ephphatha, that is,
Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened and the string of his tongue
was loosed and he spake plain.
7:36,37 And he charged them that they should tell no man, but the more
he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it; And were
beyond measure astonished, saying, He has done all things well. He makes
both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak.
8:1-9 In those days the multitude being very great and having nothing
to eat, Emmanuel
called his disciples unto him and saith unto them, I have compassion on
the multitude, because they have now been with me three days and have nothing
to eat; And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will
faint by the way, for divers
of them came from far. And his disciples answered him, From whence can
a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness? And he asked
them, How many loaves have you? And they said, Seven. And he commanded
the people to sit down on the ground and he took the seven loaves and gave
thanks and brake and gave to his disciples to set before them and they
did set them before the people. And they had a few small fishes and he
blessed and commanded to set them also before them. So they did eat and
were filled and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets.
And they that had eaten were about four thousand and he sent them away.
8:10 And straightway he entered into a ship with his disciples and
came into the parts of Dalmanutha.
8:11 And the Pharisees
came forth and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven,
8:12,13 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, Why does this
generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign
be given unto this generation. And he left them and entering into the ship
again departed to the other side.
8:14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they
in the ship with them more than one loaf.
8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven
of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herod.
8:16-21 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we
have no bread. And when Emmanuel
knew it, he said unto them, Why reason you, because you have no bread?
perceive you not yet, neither understand? have you your heart yet hardened?
Having eyes, see you not? and having ears, hear you not? and do you not
remember? When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets
full of fragments took you up? They say unto him, Twelve. And when the
seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took you
up? And they said, Seven. And he said unto them, How is it that you do
8:22 And he comes to Bethsaida and they bring a blind man unto him
and besought him to touch him.
8:23-26 And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the
town and when he had spit on his eyes and put his hands upon him, he asked
him if he saw ought. And he looked up and said, I see men as trees, walking.
After that he put his hands again upon his eyes and made him look up and
he was restored and saw every man clearly. And he sent him away to his
house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.
8:27-30 And Emmanuel went out and his disciples into the towns of Caesarea
Philippi and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them Whom do
men say that I am? And they answered, John the Baptist but some say, Elias
and others, One of the prophets.
8:29 And he said unto them But whom say you that I am? And Peter answered
and said unto him, You are the Christ. And he charged them that they should
tell no man of him.
8:31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many
things and be rejected of the elders and of the chief priests and scribes
and be killed and after three days rise again.
8:32,33 And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him and began
to rebuke him. But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples,
he rebuked Peter saying, Get you behind me, Satan, for you savour
not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
Peter was impetuous
and was inclined
to act without thinking, as he also did here Matthew
26:51-54 and here Matthew 26:33-35.
8:34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples
also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself
and take up his cross and follow me.
8:35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it, but whosoever
shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's.(it
was so important that the message of good news called 'the gospel', be
gotten out to
others), the same shall save it.
8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole
world and lose his own soul?.(*)
8:37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed
of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him
also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his
Father with the holy angels..
As the original
has it, "Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed
of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him
also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when comes with glory the Father
with holy angels.".(word
'glory' means 'to think like God'; that is, when comes the thinking of
God with the holy angels? that
is, when comes the thinking of God to each of us, enabled
by the angels, if not when our minds are
awakened to our true state? Meaning, if one is awakened, but ashamed
of what he or she has been awakened to, well, what good is it then? Also
in Luke 9:26.
9:1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some
of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have
seen the kingdom of God come with power..(?)
9:2 And after six days Emmanuel takes
with him Peter and James and John and leads them up into an high mountain
apart by themselves. And he was transfigured
9:3 And his raiment
became shining, exceeding white as snow, so as no fuller
on earth can white them.
9:4-8 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses. And they were
talking with Emmanuel. And Peter answered and said to Emmanuel, Master,
it is good for us to be here. And let us make three tabernacles, one for
you and one for Moses and one for Elias. For he didn't know what not what
to say for they were sore afraid. And there was a cloud that overshadowed
them. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son.
Hear him. And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man
any more, save Emmanuel only with themselves.
9:9 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they
should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were
risen from the dead.
9:12 And he answered and told them, Elias verily comes first and restores
all things and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer
many things and be set at nought.
Testament prophecy on this..Barnes
Notes on 'to be set at nought'
means 'is to be esteemed
as worthless or as nothing', to be cast out and despised.
was ever more strikingly fulfilled:.Luke
9:13-16 But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come and they have
done unto him whatsoever they listed,
as it is written of him. And when he came to his disciples,
he saw a great multitude about them and the scribes
questioning with them. And straightway all the people, when they
beheld him, were greatly amazed and running to him saluted him. And he
asked the scribes, What question you with them?
9:17,18 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have
brought unto you my son, which has a dumb spirit; And wheresoever he.(the
dumb spirit; the evil demon making the child unable to speak).takes
him, he tears him.(twists
and turns him one way and then another and flails
his arms about as he walks).and
he foams and gnashes
with his teeth and pines
away and I spake to your disciples that they should cast him out and they
9:19 He answered him and said, O
these common people had faith they could have
done the miracles
Emmanuel did, but they never looked to themselves as being able to
do them, instead looking only to Him to do it for them; though they were
thankful for the miracles He did, they assumed it was His domain
only and never asked Him about teaching them to do it), how
long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him unto me.
9:20 And they brought him unto him and when he saw him, straightway
the spirit tare him and he fell on the ground and wallowed foaming.
9:21,22 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came
unto him? And he said, Of a child. And ofttimes it has cast him into the
fire and into the waters, to destroy him, but if you can do anything, have
compassion on us and help us.
9:23 Emmanuel said unto him, If you can believe,.all
things are possible.to
him that believes.
The word 'believes'
here is 'faith' in the original. What's
the difference? The verse is really talking about one who looks to
God as compared to one who doesn't. Learn
9:24 And straightway the father of the child cried out and said with
you mine unbelief.
Help my lack
of faith not to negatively affect me, help me to believe or, as.Clarke's
it 'assist me against it', that is, assist
me against this unbelief that is dogging
me. And the best way to do that is to realize that it's not any faith you
can muster up
that matters anyhow, why?
And, Bruno Gröning said."I
will believe for you until you can.".This
meaning, because you ask him for help or healing, he will do it and then
you'll see that there is this
power available for you too.
9:25 When Emmanuel saw that the people came running together, he rebuked
the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee,
come out of him and enter no more into him.
9:26 And the spirit cried and rent him sore and came out of him. And
he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
9:27 But Emmanuel took him by the hand and lifted him up and he arose..(Mark
9:28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately,
Why could not we cast him out?
9:29 And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but
by prayer and fasting..(these
things help one to get into and remain in a
9:30 And they departed thence and passed through Galilee and he would
not that any man should know it.
9:31 For he taught his disciples and said unto them, The Son of man
is delivered into the hands of men and they shall kill him and after that
he is killed, he shall rise the third day.
9:32 But they understood not that saying and were afraid to ask him.
9:33 And he came to Capernaum and being in the house he asked them,
What was it that you disputed among yourselves by the way?
9:34 But they held their peace, for by the way they had disputed among
themselves who should be the greatest.
back and forth amongst themselves, reasoning which of them is most qualified
to be the leader in this kingdom they expected Christ was to soon form
9:35 And he sat down and called the twelve and said unto them, If any
man desire to be first, the same should learn to be last of all and servant
If one wants
to be first, that is, first above others, it's of his or her ego and needs
to learn humility:.Matthew
18:1-7; 23:11; Luke
9:46; 22:24. The great apostle
was this way at first:.Romans
9:3; 1Corinthians 9:19.
9:36 And he took a child and set him in the midst of them and when
he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,
9:37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receives
me. And whosoever shall receive me, receives not me, but him that sent
9:38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out
devils in your name and he follows not us and we forbad him, because he
follows not us.
9:39 But Emmanuel said, Forbid him not. For there is no man.(original
is 'no one').which shall do
a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me..(?)
9:40 For he that is not against us is on our part.
the whole world out there; they just need
to be awakened to their
true state, but with people like
the Pharisees around to lead them astray, it was difficult.
9:41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name,
because you belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose
9:42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe
in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck
and he were cast into the sea.
9:43 And if your hand offend you, cut it off.(?).
It is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to
go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched.
9:44 Where their worm dies not and the fire is not quenched..(?)
9:45 And if your foot offend you, cut it off. It is better for you
to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into
the fire that never shall be quenched.
9:46 Where their worm dies not and the fire is not quenched..(?)
9:47 And if your eye offend thee, pluck it out. It is better for thee
to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to
be cast into hell fire.
9:48 Where their worm dies not and the fire is not quenched..(?)
9:49 For every one shall be salted with fire and every sacrifice shall
be salted with salt.
9:50 Salt is good, but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith
will you season it? Have salt.(Matthew
5:13).in yourselves and
have peace one with another.
Standard Bible Encyclopedia:.as
salt was regarded as a necessary ingredient of daily food and of all sacrifices
offered to God (Leviticus 2:13),
it became an easy step to the very close connection between salt and covenant-making
(a covenant is an agreement). When men ate together they became friends;
compare the Arabic expression 'There is salt between us' and 'He has eaten
of my salt' which means partaking of hospitality which cemented friendship.
were generally confirmed by sacrificial
meals and salt was always present. Since too, salt is a preservative, it
would easily become symbolic of an enduring covenant, so as offerings to
God were to be by a statute
18:19. David received his kingdom forever from God by a "covenant
13:5. In the light of these conceptions this remark of our Lord becomes
the more significant.