Matthew 15:21

The Faith of a Canaanite Woman

21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.

Read Matthew 15:21 Using Other Translations

Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon.
Then Jesus left Galilee and went north to the region of Tyre and Sidon.

What does Matthew 15:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 15:21

Then Jesus went thence
From the land of Gennesaret, after he had silenced the Pharisees, as to the charge brought by them against his disciples; and when he had reproved them for their hypocrisy and wickedness, in making void the commands of God by their traditions; and had explained some difficult and parabolical sayings he had made use of to his disciples, he then left that country, and departed very privately: either to shun the multitude, for the sake of retirement; or to avoid any snares the Scribes and Pharisees might be laying for him, who must be greatly galled with his free discourse, and strong arguments:

and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon;
two principal cities of Phoenicia: not that he went into these places themselves, but into some places that bordered upon them; for as he ordered his disciples not to go in the way of the Gentiles, so neither did he himself.

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