Matthew 15:21-28 (New International Version)

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The Faith of the Canaanite Woman

15:21-28pp -- Mk 7:24-30

21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.1 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David,2 have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession."3 23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, "Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us." 24 He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel."4 25 The woman came and knelt before him.5 "Lord, help me!" she said. 26 He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs." 27 "Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table." 28 Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith!6 Your request is granted." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
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