Mark: Chapter 07 (1534)

The Gospell of S. Marke. The .vij. Chapter.

  1. And ye pharises came togedder vnto him and dyvers of ye scribes which came from Jerusalem.
  2. And whe they sawe certayne of his disciples eate breed wt comen hondes (that is to saye wt vnwesshen hondes) they coplayned.
  3. For the pharises and all the Jewes excepte they washe their hondes ofte eate not observinge the tradicions of the elders.
  4. And whe they come from the market except they washe they eate not. And many other thinges ther be which they have taken apon them to observe as the wasshinge of cuppes and cruses and of brasen vessels and of tables.
  5. Then axed him the pharises and sribes why walke not thy disciples accordinge to ye tradicions of the elders but eate breede with vnweshen hondes?
  6. He answered and sayde vnto them: well prophesied Esaias of you ypocrites as it is writte: This people honoreth me with their lyppes but their hert is farre from me:
  7. In vayne they worshippe me teachinge doctryns which are nothinge but ye comaundementes of men.
  8. For ye laye the commaundement of God aparte and observe the tradicions of men as the wesshinge of cruses and of cuppes and many other suche lyke thinges ye do.
  9. And he sayde vnto them: well ye cast asyde the comaundement of God to mayntayne youre owne tradicios.
  10. For Moses sayde: Honoure thy father and thy mother: and whosoever cursseth father or mother let him dye for it.
  11. But ye saye: a man shall saye to father or mother Corban: which is: that thou desyrest of me to helpe the with is geven God.
  12. And so ye soffre him no more to do ought for his father or his mother
  13. makinge the worde of God of none effecte through youre awne tradicions which ye have ordeyned. And many soche thinges ye do.
  14. And he called all the people vnto him and sayde vnto them: Herken vnto me every one of you and vnderstonde.
  15. There is no thinge with out a man that can defyle him when it entreth into him: but thoo thinges which procede out of him are those which defyle ye man.
  16. If eny man have eares to heare let him heare
  17. And whe he came to house awaye fro the people his disciples axed him of the similitude.
  18. And he sayd vnto the: Are ye so without vnderstondinge? Do ye not yet perceave yt whatsoever thinge from wt out entreth into a man it can not defyle him
  19. because it entrith not in to his hert but into ye belly: and goeth out into the draught that porgeth oute all meates.
  20. And he sayde: yt defileth a ma which cometh oute of a man.
  21. For fro wt in even oute of the herte of men proceade evill thoughtes: advantry fornicacion murder
  22. theeft coveteousnes wickednes diceyte vnclennes and a wicked eye blasphemy pryde folysshnes:
  23. all these evyll thinges come from with in and defile a man.
  24. And from thence he rose and went into ye borders of Tyre and Sidon and entred into an housse and wolde that no man shnld have knowen: But he coulde not be hyd.
  25. For a certayne woma whose doughter had a foule sprete hearde of him and came and fell at his fete.
  26. The woman was a Greke oute of Syrophenicia and she besought him yt he wolde caste out ye devyll oute of her doughter.
  27. And Jesus sayde vnto her: let the chyldren fyrst be feed. For it is not mete to take the chyldres breed and to caste it vnto whelppes.
  28. She answered and sayde vnto him: even soo master neverthelesse the whelppes also eate vnder the table of the chyldrens cromes.
  29. And he sayde vnto her: for this sayinge goo thy waye the devyll is gone out of thy doughter.
  30. And when she was come home to her housse she founde the devyll departed and her doughter lyinge on the beed.
  31. And he departed agayne from the coostes of Tyre and Sidon and came vnto the see of Galile thorowe ye middes of the coostos of ye .x. cities.
  32. And they brought vnto him one yt was deffe and stambred in his speche and prayde him to laye his honde apon him.
  33. And he toke him asyde from ye people and put his fyngers in his eares and dyd spyt and touched his tounge
  34. and loked vp to heven and sygthed and sayde vnto him: ephatha that is to saye be openned.
  35. And streyght waye his eares were openned and the stringe of his tounge was loosed and he spake playne.
  36. And he comaunded them that they shuld tell no man. But the more he forbad them soo moche the more a greate deale they publesshed it:
  37. and were beyonde measure astonyed sayinge: He hath done all thinges well and hath made booth the deffe to heare and the dome to speake.
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