Matthew 15

Chapter 15

15:5  But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;

gift i.e. dedicated to God.

Matthew 5:23 Matthew 5:24 ; Mark 7:11 (See Scofield "Mark 7:11")

15:21  Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.


the Syrophenician woman

For the first time the rejected Son of David ministers to a Gentile. It is a precursive fulfilment of Matthew 12:18 Addressed by a Gentile as Son of David, He makes no reply, for a Gentile has no claim upon Him in that character. (See Scofield "Matthew 2:2") Ephesians 2:12 . Addressing him as "Lord," she obtained an immediate answer. Romans 10:12 Romans 10:13

15:24  But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

lost sheep For Another Point of View: See Topic 301191 (Greek - ajpovllumi ). (See Scofield "John 3:16")

15:28  Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

great is thy faith

See, Luke 7:7-9 ; Mark 6:6 Faith honours God, knowing that he is faithful. cf. 1 John 5:10 .