7:16. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
7:17. And when he was come into the house from the multitude, his disciples asked him the parable.
7:18. And he saith to them: So are you also without knowledge?
Understand you not that every thing from without entering into a man cannot defile him:
7:19. Because it entereth not into his heart but goeth into his belly and goeth out into the privy, purging all meats?
7:20. But he said that the things which come out from a man, they defile a man.
7:21. For from within, out of the heart of men, 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 a man.
7:24. And rising from thence he went into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon: and entering into a house, he would that no man should know it. And he could not be hid.
7:25. For a woman as soon as she heard of him, whose daughter had an unclean spirit, came in and fell down at his feet.
7:26. For the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophenician born. And she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
7:27. Who said to her: suffer first the children to be filled: for it is not good to take the bread of the children and cast it to the dogs.
7:28. But she answered and said to him: Yea, Lord; for the whelps also eat under the table of the crumbs of the children.
7:29. And he said to her: For this saying, go thy way. The devil is gone out of thy daughter.
7:30. And when she was come into her house, she found the girl lying upon the bed and that the devil was gone out.
7:31. And again going out of the coasts of Tyre, he came by Sidon to the sea of Galilee, through the midst the of the coasts of Decapolis.
7:32. And they bring to him one deaf and dumb: and they besought him that he would lay his hand upon him.
7:33. And taking him from the multitude apart, he put his fingers into his ears: and spitting, he touched his tongue.
7:34. And looking up to heaven, he groaned and said to him: Ephpheta, which is, Be thou opened.
7:35. And immediately his ears were opened and the string of his tongue was loosed and he spoke right.
7:36. And he charged them that they should tell no man. But the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal did they publish it.
7:37. And so much the more did they wonder, saying: He hath done all things well. He hath made both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak.
Mark Chapter 8
Christ feeds four thousand. He gives sight to a blind man. He foretells his passion.
8:1. In those days again, when there was great multitude and they had nothing to eat; calling his disciples together, he saith to them:
8:2. I have compassion on the multitude, for behold they have now been with me three days and have nothing to eat.
8:3. And if I shall send them away fasting to their home, they will faint in the way: for some of them came from afar off.
8:4. And his disciples answered him: From whence can any one fill them here with bread in the wilderness?
8:5. And he asked them: How many loaves have ye? Who said: Seven.
8:6. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground. And taking the seven loaves, giving thanks, he broke and gave to his disciples for to set before them. And they set them before the people.
8:7. And they had a few little fishes: and he blessed them and commanded them to be set before them.
8:8. And they did eat and were filled: and they took up that which was left of the fragments, seven baskets.
8:9. And they that had eaten were about four thousand. And he sent them away.
8:10. And immediately going up into a ship with his disciples, he came into the parts of Dalmanutha.
8:11. And the Pharisees came forth and began to question with him, asking him a sign from heaven, tempting him.
8:12. And sighing deeply in spirit, he saith: Why doth this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, a sign shall not be given to this generation.
8:13. And leaving them, he went up again into the ship and passed to the other side of the water.
8:14. And they forgot to take bread: and they had but one loaf with them in the ship.
8:15. And he charged them saying: Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herod.
8:16. And they reasoned among themselves, saying: Because we have no bread.
8:17. Which Jesus knowing, saith to them: Why do you reason, because you have no bread? Do you not yet know nor understand? Have you still your heart blinded?
8:18. Having eyes, see you not? And having ears, hear you not? Neither do you remember?
8:19. When I broke the five loves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took you up? They say to him: Twelve.
8:20. When also the seven loaves among four thousand, how many baskets of fragments took you up? And they say to him: Seven.
8:21. And he said to them: How do you not yet understand?
8:22. And they came to Bethsaida: and they bring to him a blind man. And they besought him that he would touch him.
8:23. And taking the blind man by the hand, he led him out of the town.
And spitting upon his eyes, laying his hands on him, he asked him if he saw any thing.
8:24. And looking up, he said: I see men, as it were trees, walking.
8:25. After that again he laid his hands upon his eyes: and he began to see and was restored, so that he saw all things clearly.