Matthew 15:25
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New International Version
The woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me!" she said.

New Living Translation
But she came and worshiped him, pleading again, "Lord, help me!"

English Standard Version
But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.”

New American Standard Bible
But she came and began to bow down before Him, saying, "Lord, help me!"

King James Bible
Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But she came, knelt before Him, and said, "Lord, help me!"

International Standard Version
Then she came and fell down before him, saying, "Lord, help me!"

NET Bible
But she came and bowed down before him and said, "Lord, help me!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But she came and worshiped him and she said, “My Lord, help me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She came to him, bowed down, and said, "Lord, help me!"

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then she came and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

King James 2000 Bible
Then came she and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me.

American King James Version
Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

American Standard Version
But she came and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But she came and adored him, saying: Lord, help me.

Darby Bible Translation
But she came and did him homage, saying, Lord, help me.

English Revised Version
But she came and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then came she and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me.

Weymouth New Testament
Then she came and threw herself at His feet and entreated Him. "O Sir, help me," she said.

World English Bible
But she came and worshiped him, saying, "Lord, help me."

Young's Literal Translation
And having come, she was bowing to him, saying, 'Sir, help me;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:21-28 The dark corners of the country, the most remote, shall share Christ's influences; afterwards the ends of the earth shall see his salvation. The distress and trouble of her family brought a woman to Christ; and though it is need that drives us to Christ, yet we shall not therefore be driven from him. She did not limit Christ to any particular instance of mercy, but mercy, mercy, is what she begged for: she pleads not merit, but depends upon mercy. It is the duty of parents to pray for their children, and to be earnest in prayer for them, especially for their souls. Have you a son, a daughter, grievously vexed with a proud devil, an unclean devil, a malicious devil, led captive by him at his will? this is a case more deplorable than that of bodily possession, and you must bring them by faith and prayer to Christ, who alone is able to heal them. Many methods of Christ's providence, especially of his grace, in dealing with his people, which are dark and perplexing, may be explained by this story, which teaches that there may be love in Christ's heart while there are frowns in his face; and it encourages us, though he seems ready to slay us, yet to trust in him. Those whom Christ intends most to honour, he humbles to feel their own unworthiness. A proud, unhumbled heart would not have borne this; but she turned it into an argument to support her request. The state of this woman is an emblem of the state of a sinner, deeply conscious of the misery of his soul. The least of Christ is precious to a believer, even the very crumbs of the Bread of life. Of all graces, faith honours Christ most; therefore of all graces Christ honours faith most. He cured her daughter. He spake, and it was done. From hence let such as seek help from the Lord, and receive no gracious answer, learn to turn even their unworthiness and discouragements into pleas for mercy.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 25. - Came she and worshipped him. Meantime, as we learn from St. Mark, Jesus had left the street and entered into a house. The woman, nothing daunted by her rebuff and the disregard with which her appeal was received, followed him persistently, and, growing bolder in her importunity, fell as a suppliant at his feet. While he still seemed to repulse her, she was learning fresh faith and hope. Lord, help me. She does not now call him "Son of David." She begins to feel that she has little claim upon him as the Jewish Messiah; she appeals rather to his mercy and his power. Still, she identifies herself, as at first, with her daughter; the only boon she wants for herself is her child's relief. "For she indeed (my daughter) is insensible of her disease, but it is I that suffer her innumerable woes; my disease is with consciousness, my madness with perception of itself" (St. Chrysostom, 'Hom. 52 in S. Matt.').

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then came she and worshipped him,.... She followed the disciples into the house; and perceiving another repulse by Christ's answer to them, she pushes on, through all discouragements; her faith grows stronger, and her importunity greater: she had called Christ Lord, and the son of David before, but now she worships him as God:

Saying, Lord help me; a short petition, but what fully and fitly expressed her case: the object she prays unto is the Lord, by which she owns his sovereignty, dominion, and power: the request she makes is for "help", signifying that her case required it; that it was such, that she could not help herself, nor any creature help her, only he, which she firmly believed; and though it was her daughter, and not she herself, that was so miserably afflicted; yet such was her sympathy, love, and affection to her, that she makes the case her own, and calls helping her daughter, helping herself; for her daughter being relieved, she would be made easy.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

25. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me—(Also see on [1312]Mr 7:26.)

Matthew 15:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Faith of the Canaanite Woman
24But He answered and said, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." 25But she came and began to bow down before Him, saying, "Lord, help me!" 26And He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."…
Cross References
Matthew 8:2
A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."

Matthew 15:26
He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to the dogs."
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