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24 Jesus left that place and went into the region of Tyre. He didn't want anyone to know that he had entered a house, but he couldn't hide.
From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice,
25 In fact, a woman whose young daughter was possessed by an unclean spirit heard about him right away. She came and fell at his feet.
but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet.
26 The woman was Greek, Syrophoenician by birth. She begged Jesus to throw the demon out of her daughter.
Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
27 He responded, "The children have to be fed first. It isn't right to take the children's bread and toss it to the dogs."
He said to her, "Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs."
28 But she answered, "Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."
But she answered him, "Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."
29 "Good answer!" he said. "Go on home. The demon has already left your daughter."
Then he said to her, "For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter."
30 When she returned to her house, she found the child lying on the bed and the demon gone.
So she went home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.
31 After leaving the region of Tyre, Jesus went through Sidon toward the Galilee Sea through the region of the Ten Cities.
Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis.
32 Some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly speak, and they begged him to place his hand on the man for healing.
They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him.
33 Jesus took him away from the crowd by himself and put his fingers in the man's ears. Then he spit and touched the man's tongue.
He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue.
34 Looking into heaven, Jesus sighed deeply and said, "Ephphatha," which means, "Open up."
Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened."
35 At once, his ears opened, his twisted tongue was released, and he began to speak clearly.
And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.
36 Jesus gave the people strict orders not to tell anyone. But the more he tried to silence them, the more eagerly they shared the news.
Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it.
37 People were overcome with wonder, saying, "He does everything well! He even makes the deaf to hear and gives speech to those who can't speak."
They were astounded beyond measure, saying, "He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak."
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