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The Holman Christian Standard Bible

Matthew 15:21–28

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A Gentile Mother’s Faith

21 When Jesus left there, e He withdrew to the area of Tyre and Sidon. f 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came and kept crying out, g “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly tormented by a demon.” h

23 Yet He did not say a word to her. So His disciples i approached Him and urged Him, “Send her away because she cries out after us.” j

24 He replied, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” k

25 But she came, knelt before Him, and said, “Lord, help me!”

26 He answered, “It isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to their dogs.” l

27 “Yes, Lord,” she said, “yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table!”

28 Then Jesus replied to her, * Woman, your faith is great. Let it be done for you as you want.” And from that moment m her daughter was cured. n

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