Then Jesus left and went away to the territory near the city of Tyre. He went into a house and did not want anyone to know he was there, but he could not stay hidden.
A woman, whose daughter had an evil spirit in her, heard about Jesus and came to him at once and fell at his feet.
The woman was a Gentile, born in the region of Phoenicia in Syria. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.
But Jesus answered, "Let us first feed the children. It isn't right to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs."
"Sir," she answered, "even the dogs under the table eat the children's leftovers!"
So Jesus said to her, "Because of that answer, go back home, where you will find that the demon has gone out of your daughter!"
She went home and found her child lying on the bed; the demon had indeed gone out of her.