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Chapter 15

Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
came Mark 7:1

Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
tradition Mark 7:5, Gal 1:14

But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.
Exod 20:12, Exod 21:17, Lev 20:9, Dt 5:16, 27:16, Prov 30:17

But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
But Mark 7:11

And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
tradition

Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
hypocrites Mark 7:6

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
This Isa 29:13, Mark 7:6

But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Isa 29:13, Mark 7:7

And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
he Mark 7:14

Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
rooted John 15:2, 1st Cor 3:11

Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
alone Hos 4:17
leaders Isa 9:16, Mal 2:8, Matt 23:16, Luke 6:39

Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
answered Mark 7:17

And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?
understanding Matt 16:9, Mark 7:18

Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
mouth James 3:6

For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
heart Gen 6:5, Gen 8:21, Prov 6:14, Jer 17:9, Matt 5:28, Mark 7:21

These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
went Mark 7:24

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.
woman Mark 7:25
son Matt 9:27, Matt 20:30, Mark 10:47, Luke 18:38

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.
lost sheep Isa 53:6 Jer 50:6, 17 Matt 10:6 1st Peter 2:25
Israel Matt 10:6, Acts 3:26, 13:46 Rom 11:1

Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
dogs Matt 7:6, Mark 7:27, Phil 3:2, Rev 22:15

And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
she Mark 7:28

Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
answered Mark 7:29

And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
departed Mark 7:31

And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:

Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
wondered Mark 7:37

Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
called Mark 8:1

And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
Whence Numbers 11:22, 2nd Kings 4:43

And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
saith Mark 8:5
Seven Matt 16:10

And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
thanks Deut 8:10, 1st Samuel 9:13, Matt 14:19, Luke 22:19

And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
filled Psa 103:5, Psa 104:28, Psa 136:25, Psa 145:15

And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.

And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.
ship Mark 8:10

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The "tradition of the elders" referenced here is the "oral law" spuriously created by the Jewish Rabbis. The "tradition of the elders" many times set aside the "written law" or "Torah", which is the Law of God as written by Moses in the first 5 books of the Bible.
The "tradition of the elders" is called the "Talmud" and is the current "bible" that the Jews of today use. Jesus condemned the Talmud followers in great detail in Matthew 23 and other places. The Talmud as used by the modern Jewish Pharisees of today is a subversion of God's Law.
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Verse 6 is just one of many examples of how the "traditions of the elders" or Jewish Talmud completely subverts God's Law.
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