Jesus left that place and went to the territory of Tyre. He didn't want anyone to know that he was staying in a house there. However, it couldn't be kept a secret.
A woman whose little daughter had an evil spirit heard about Jesus. She went to him and bowed down.
The woman happened to be Greek, born in Phoenicia in Syria. She asked him to force the demon out of her daughter.
Jesus said to her, "First, let the children eat all they want. It's not right to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs."
She answered him, "Lord, even the dogs under the table eat some of the children's scraps."
Jesus said to her, "Because you have said this, go! The demon has left your daughter."
The woman went home and found the little child lying on her bed, and the demon was gone.