But he did not answer her at all. Then his disciples came to him and urged him, "Send her away. She keeps shouting behind us." 24
Jesus responded, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the nation of Israel." 25
She came to him, bowed down, and said, "Lord, help me!" 26
Jesus replied, "It's not right to take the children's food and throw it to the dogs." 27
She said, "You're right, Lord. But even the dogs eat scraps that fall from their masters' tables." 28
Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, you have strong faith! What you wanted will be done for you." At that moment her daughter was cured.
29Jesus moved on from there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up a mountain and sat there. 30A large crowd came to him, bringing with them the lame, blind, disabled, those unable to talk, and many others. They laid them at his feet, and he cured them. 31The crowd was amazed to see mute people talking, the disabled cured, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. So they praised the God of Israel.
32Jesus called his disciples and said, "I feel sorry for the people. They have been with me three days now and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away hungry, or they may become exhausted on their way home." 33His disciples asked him, "Where could we get enough bread to feed such a crowd in this place where no one lives?" 34Jesus asked them, "How many loaves of bread do you have?" They answered, "Seven, and a few small fish." 35He ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground. 36He took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks to God. Then he broke the bread and gave it to the disciples, and they gave the bread and fish to the people. 37All of them ate as much as they wanted. The disciples picked up the leftover pieces and filled seven large baskets. 38Four thousand men had eaten. (This number does not include the women and children who had eaten.)
39After he sent the people on their way, Jesus stepped into the boat and came to the territory of Magadan.