Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre.a2 He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret.
In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an evilb spirit3 came and fell at his feet.
The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.
27"First let the children eat all they want," he told her, "for it is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs."28
"Yes, Lord," she replied, "but even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."
Then he told her, "For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter."30
She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.
Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre4 and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee5 and into the region of the Decapolis.c632
There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk,7 and they begged him to place his hand on8 the man.