24 Jesus got up and went away from there to the region of Tyre[a]. And when He had entered a house, He wanted no one to know of it; [b]yet He could not escape notice.25 But after hearing of Him, a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately came and fell at His feet.26 Now the woman was a [c]Gentile, of the Syrophoenician race. And she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.27 And He was saying to her, “Let the children be satisfied first, for it is not [d]good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”28 But she answered and *said to Him, “Yes, Lord, but even the dogs under the table feed on the children’s crumbs.”29 And He said to her, “Because of this [e]answer go; the demon has gone out of your daughter.”30 And going back to her home, she found the child [f]lying on the bed, the demon having left.
31 Again He went out from the region of Tyre, and came through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, within the region of Decapolis.32 They *brought to Him one who was deaf and spoke with difficulty, and they *implored Him to lay His hand on him.33 Jesus took him aside from the crowd, by himself, and put His fingers into his ears, and after spitting, He touched his tongue with the saliva;34 and looking up to heaven with a deep sigh, He *said to him, “Ephphatha!” that is, “Be opened!”35 And his ears were opened, and the [g]impediment of his tongue [h]was removed, and he began speaking plainly.36 And He gave them orders not to tell anyone; but the more He ordered them, the more widely they continued to proclaim it.37 They were utterly astonished, saying, “He has done all things well; He makes even the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”
Four Thousand Fed
8 In those days, when there was again a large crowd and they had nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples and *said to them,2 “I feel compassion for the [i]people because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat.3 If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way; and some of them have come from a great distance.”4 And His disciples answered Him, “Where will anyone be able to find enough[j]bread here in this desolate place to satisfy these people?”5 And He was asking them, “How many loaves do you have?” And they said, “Seven.”6 And He *directed the [k]people to [l]sit down on the ground; and taking the seven loaves, He gave thanks and broke them, and started giving them to His disciples to [m]serve to them, and they served them to the [n]people.7 They also had a few small fish; and after He had blessed them, He ordered these to be [o]served as well.8 And they ate and were satisfied; and they picked up seven large baskets full of what was left over of the broken pieces.9 About four thousand were there; and He sent them away.10 And immediately He entered the boat with His disciples and came to the district of Dalmanutha.
11 The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, seeking from Him a [p]sign from heaven, [q]to test Him.12 Sighing deeply [r]in His spirit, He *said, “Why does this generation seek for a [s]sign? Truly I say to you, [t]no [u]sign will be given to this generation.”13 Leaving them, He again embarked and went away to the other side.
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