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Matej 15:1-39

Isus poučava o unutrašnjoj čistoći

(Mk 7:1-23)

1Isusu pristupe neki farizeji i pismoznanci iz Jeruzalema te ga upitaju: 2“Zašto tvoji učenici krše stare židovske predaje? Ne drže se obrednoga pranja ruku prije jela!”

3On im odgovori: “A zašto vi zbog svoje predaje kršite Božje zapovijedi? 4Bog je rekao: ‘Poštuj oca i majku!’ i ‘Tko prokune oca ili majku, neka se kazni smrću!’ 5Ali vi velite: ‘Kaže li tko ocu ili majci: pomoć koju biste od mene dobili darovat ću Bogu’, 6nije im dužan iskazati poštovanje brinući se o njihovim potrebama. Tako kršite Božju zapovijed zbog svoje predaje. 7Licemjeri! Lijepo je o vama prorokovao Izaija:

8‘Ovaj me narod štuje samo usnama,

ali srce im je daleko od mene.

9Uzalud me štuju

jer kao moje učenje poučavaju ljudske zapovijedi.’”15:8-9 Izaija 29:13.

Što onečišćuju čovjeka?

10Dozove tada mnoštvo pa im reče: “Slušajte i pokušajte razumjeti! 11Ne onečišćuje čovjeka ono što na usta ulazi, nego ono što izlazi iz njih!”

12Tada mu priđu učenici. “Znaš li da su se farizeji sablaznili na to što si rekao?” upitaju.

13“Svaka biljka koju nije posadio moj nebeski otac iščupat će se skupa s korijenom. 14Pustite ih! To su slijepi vođe slijepaca! A kad slijepac vodi slijepca, obojica završe u jarku.”

15Petar ga zamoli: “Protumači nam tu prispodobu!”

16“Zar još ne razumijete?” reče Isus. 17“Ne shvaćate li: sve što uđe na usta ode u trbuh i izbacuje se u zahod. 18Ali zle riječi15:18 U grčkome: Ono što izlazi na usta. izlaze iz srca i onečišćuju čovjeka. 19Jer iz srca izviru zle misli, ubojstva, preljubi, blud, krađe, klevete, laži i kletve. 20To onečišćuje čovjeka! Neće čovjek biti nečist pred Bogom ako jede a da prije toga nije obavio obredno pranje ruku.”

Vjera poganke

(Mk 7:24-30)

21Isus zatim ode iz Galileje na sjever, u tirski i sidonski kraj. 22Neka žena, Kanaanka, koja je ondje živjela, dođe k njemu i poviče: “Smiluj mi se, Gospodine, Sine Davidov! Kćerka mi je teško opsjednuta!”

23Ali Isus joj ne odgovori ni riječi. Nato dođu učenici i zamole ga: “Reci joj da ode jer viče za nama!”

24On reče: “Poslan sam da pomognem Židovima, izgubljenim ovcama Izraela.”

25Ali ona priđe, ničice mu se pokloni i reče: “Gospodine, pomozi mi!”

26“Nije pravo oduzeti kruh djeci i baciti ga psima”, reče joj.

27“Nije, Gospodine”, odgovori ona. “Ali i psi pojedu ostatke koji padnu s gospodarova stola!”

28“Velika je tvoja vjera, ženo!” reče joj Isus. “Neka ti bude što želiš!” I njezina kćerka odmah ozdravi.

Isus iscjeljuje mnoge bolesnike

(Mk 7:31-37)

29Isus ode odande do Galilejskog jezera, popne se na goru i sjedne. 30K njemu nagrne silno mnoštvo vodeći sa sobom hrome, kljaste, slijepe, nijeme i druge bolesnike te mu ih polože do nogu, a on ih iscijeli. 31Zadivljeno time što nijemi govore, kljasti ozdravljaju, hromi hodaju a slijepi vide, mnoštvo je slavilo Izraelova Boga.

Isus hrani četiri tisuće ljudi

(Mk 8:1-10)

32Isus pozove učenike i reče im: “Žao mi je ljudi. Već su tri dana sa mnom, a nemaju što jesti. Neću ih otpustiti gladne jer će putem klonuti.”

33Učenici odgovore: “Odakle da u pustinji nabavimo dovoljno hrane za toliko mnoštvo?”

34“Koliko hrane imate?” upita Isus.

“Sedam kruhova i nekoliko ribica”, rekoše. 35Isus zapovjedi mnoštvu da posjeda na zemlju 36te uzme sedam kruhova i ribe, zahvali Bogu, razlomi ih i dade učenicima. Oni ih razdijele mnoštvu. 37Svi su se do sita najeli i još su ostacima napunili sedam košara. 38A blagovalo je četiri tisuće muškaraca te žene i djeca koji su bili s njima. 39Isus otpusti narod, uđe u lađu i ode u magadanski kraj.

New International Version - UK

Matthew 15:1-39

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!’

3Jesus replied, ‘And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? 4For God said, “Honour your father and mother”15:4 Exodus 20:12; Deut. 5:16 and “Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.”15:4 Exodus 21:17; Lev. 20:9 5But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is “devoted to God,” 6they are not to “honour their father or mother” with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition. 7You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:

8‘ “These people honour me with their lips,

but their hearts are far from me.

9They worship me in vain;

their teachings are merely human rules.”15:9 Isaiah 29:13

10Jesus called the crowd to him and said, ‘Listen and understand. 11What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.’

12Then the disciples came to him and asked, ‘Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?’

13He replied, ‘Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. 14Leave them; they are blind guides.15:14 Some manuscripts blind guides of the blind If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.’

15Peter said, ‘Explain the parable to us.’

16‘Are you still so dull?’ Jesus asked them. 17‘Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? 18But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. 19For out of the heart come evil thoughts – murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. 20These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.’

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.’

24He answered, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.’

25The woman came and knelt before him. ‘Lord, help me!’ she said.

26He replied, ‘It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.’

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, ‘Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.’ And her daughter was healed at that moment.

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, ‘I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.’

33His disciples answered, ‘Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?’

34‘How many loaves do you have?’ Jesus asked.

‘Seven,’ they replied, ‘and a few small fish.’

35He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. 36Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people. 37They all ate and were satisfied. Afterwards the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 38The number of those who ate was four thousand men, besides women and children. 39After Jesus had sent the crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.