7.7 Healed Gentile Woman's Daughter

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May 19 7.7 Jesus left and went to the Tyre area. To escape notice, he entered into a house. But a Greek woman from Syro-Phoenicia, whose daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him, came and fell at his feet and begged him to expel the demon. But he didnt answer. So his disciples urged Jesus, “Send her away for she is crying after us.”

But Jesus said, “I wasnt sent but to the lost sheep of Israel.” She replied worshipfully, “Lord, help me!” Jesus answered, “First1 let the children, the lost sheep of Israel, eat their fill. It isnt right to take their bread and throw it to puppies.” She answered, “Yes, Lord, but even the puppies under the table eat the childrens crumbs.” Jesus said, “Because of your reply of faith,2 the demon has left your daughter.” Reaching home, she found the child in bed, and the demon gone. Her daughter was healed that very hour.3