Bible: Matthew 15:21-28

A Canaanite Woman’s Faith

15:21 After going out from there, Jesus went to the region of Tyre 1  and Sidon. 2  15:22 A 3  Canaanite woman from that area came 4  and cried out, 5 Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is horribly demon-possessed! 15:23 But he did not answer her a word. Then 6  his disciples came and begged him, 7 Send her away, because she keeps on crying out after us.” 15:24 So 8  he answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 15:25 But she came and bowed down 9  before him and said, 10 Lord, help me! 15:26 It is not right 11  to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs,” 12  he said. 13  15:27 Yes, Lord,” she replied, 14 but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masterstable.” 15:28 Then 15  Jesus answered her, “Woman, 16  your faith is great! Let what you want be done for you.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.

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