Jesus Helps a Non-Jewish Woman
Jesus left that place and went to the area of Tyre and Sidon.
A Canaanite woman from that area came to Jesus. The woman cried out, “Lord, Son of David, please help me! My daughter has a demon, and she is suffering very much.”
But Jesus did not answer the woman. So the followers came to Jesus and begged him, “Tell the woman to go away. She is following us and shouting.”
Jesus answered, “God sent me only to the lost sheep, the people of Israel.”
Then the woman came to Jesus again. She bowed before him and said, “Lord, help me!”
Jesus answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and give it to the dogs.”
The woman said, “Yes, Lord, but even the dogs eat the pieces of food that fall from their masters’ table.”
Then Jesus answered, “Woman, you have great faith! I will do what you asked me to do.” And at that moment the woman’s daughter was healed.