Matthew 15:25

25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.

Matthew 15:25 in Other Translations

KJV
25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
ESV
25 But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me."
NLT
25 But she came and worshiped him, pleading again, “Lord, help me!”
MSG
25 Then the woman came back to Jesus, went to her knees, and begged. "Master, help me."
CSB
25 But she came, knelt before Him, and said, "Lord, help me!"

Matthew 15:25 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 15:25

Then came she and worshipped him
She followed the disciples into the house; and perceiving another repulse by Christ's answer to them, she pushes on, through all discouragements; her faith grows stronger, and her importunity greater: she had called Christ Lord, and the son of David before, but now she worships him as God:

Saying, Lord help me;
a short petition, but what fully and fitly expressed her case: the object she prays unto is the Lord, by which she owns his sovereignty, dominion, and power: the request she makes is for "help", signifying that her case required it; that it was such, that she could not help herself, nor any creature help her, only he, which she firmly believed; and though it was her daughter, and not she herself, that was so miserably afflicted; yet such was her sympathy, love, and affection to her, that she makes the case her own, and calls helping her daughter, helping herself; for her daughter being relieved, she would be made easy.

Matthew 15:25 In-Context

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.”
25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”

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