The Syrophoenician Woman
Interwoven Gospels

Then Jesus arose and went away from thence into the frontiers of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Gentile woman, having heard of Him, came out from those borders and cried, saying, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously possessed with a demon!" But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and besought Him, saying, "Send her away; for she crieth after us." But He, answering, said, "I was not sent, except only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." And He entered into a house and wished no one to know it. And He could not be hid; but immediately the woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, came in and fell down at His feet. (Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race.)

And she kept beseeching Him that He would cast forth the demon out of her daughter, and worshipped Him, saying, "Lord, help me!" But He, answering, said to her, "Let the children first be satisfied; for it is not good to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs." Then she answered and said to Him, "Yea, Lord, help me; for even the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs that fall from their master's table."

Then Jesus answered and said to her, "O woman, great is thy faith; because of this saying, go thy way; be it to thee as thou wilt: the demon has gone forth out of thy daughter." And her daughter was healed from that hour. And going back to her house, she found the child laid upon the bed, and the demon gone out.

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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