Matthew 15:21

The Faith of a Canaanite Woman

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

Matthew 15:21 in Other Translations

KJV
21 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
ESV
21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon.
NLT
21 Then Jesus left Galilee and went north to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
MSG
21 From there Jesus took a trip to Tyre and Sidon.
CSB
21 When Jesus left there, He withdrew to the area of Tyre and Sidon.

Matthew 15:21 Meaning and Commentary

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.

Matthew 15:21 In-Context

19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
20 These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.”
21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”
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.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Matthew 11:21