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10 And he called the mul- 14 And when he had called citude, and said unto them, all the people unto him, he Hear and understand. said unto them, Hearken unto

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people, 12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended after they heard this saying?

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14 Ler them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind; and if the blind lead the blind,.... . . ... both shall fall into the ditch. is Then answered Peter, ;

his disciples and said unto him, Declare asked him concerning the unto us this parable.

parable. · 16 And Jesus said, Are ye 18 And he saich unco chem, also yet without understand. Are ye fo without undering?

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purging all meacs ? 18 But those things which 20 And he said, That which proceed our of the mouth, cometh out of the inan, chac come forth from the heart, defileth che man. and they defile the man.

planted, rould be rooted up, tho the minds of the irreligious were offended at it: By which words he signified, tho obscurely, that there was no longer any account to be made of the ceremonial Laws, which God never design'd Nould be perpetual; and that the Traditions of Men were not to be regarded, which contributed notbing to Virtue, but were sometimes repugļuant to it. And as for the opinion of thele men, they ought not to let any value on it, being but blind Directors of others, like themfelves blind, in the way to Happiness ; who according to the Proverb would both together fall into a Ditch.

After this, Peter in the name of all the Apostles desir'd him to explain what he had lately told them concerning what goes into and comes out of a man. Then Kid Jesus unto them, Are you so unskilful as not to comprehend the meaning of it? Perceive you not that it is impollible for a man to be defiled by the Meat he swallows, which going in at the Mouth partes down into the Stomach, and from thence into the Bowels, where that part from which we receive nourishment, is feparated from the Excrements that are vuided? Thus you see it is impoflible we should be 'polluted by the Food we eat, that is, become the worse tür it in God's fight. But that which makes us les acceptable to him, proceeds out of the Soul of Man.

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