The Faith of a Canaanite Woman

21 (A)And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, (B)a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, (C)“Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, (D)“Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” 24 He answered, (E)“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and (F)knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26 And he answered, “It is not right to take the children's bread and (G)throw it to the dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat (H)the crumbs that fall from their masters' table.” 28 Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, (I)great is your faith! (J)Be it done for you as you desire.” (K)And her daughter was (L)healed instantly.[a]

Jesus Heals Many

29 (M)Jesus went on from there and walked (N)beside the Sea of Galilee. And he (O)went up on the mountain and sat down there. 30 And great crowds came to him, bringing with them (P)the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and they put them at his feet, and he healed them, 31 (Q)so that the crowd wondered, when they saw the mute speaking, (R)the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And (S)they glorified (T)the God of Israel.

Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand

32 (U)Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, (V)“I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.” 33 And the disciples said to him, “Where are we to get enough bread in such a desolate place to feed so great a crowd?” 34 And Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, (W)“Seven, and a few small fish.” 35 And directing the crowd to sit down on the ground, 36 he took the seven loaves and the fish, and (X)having given thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 37 And (Y)they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces left over. 38 Those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 15:28 Greek from that hour

The Syrophoenician Woman's Faith

24 And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon.[a] And he entered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden. 25 But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet. 26 (A)Now the woman was a (B)Gentile, (C)a Syrophoenician by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. 27 And he said to her, “Let the children be (D)fed first, for it is not right to take the children's bread and (E)throw it to the dogs.” 28 But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children's (F)crumbs.” 29 And he said to her, “For this statement you may (G)go your way; the demon has left your daughter.” 30 And she went home and found the child lying in bed and the demon gone.

Jesus Heals a Deaf Man

31 (H)Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to (I)the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the (J)Decapolis. 32 And they brought to him (K)a man who was deaf and (L)had a speech impediment, and they begged him to (M)lay his hand on him. 33 And (N)taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and (O)after spitting touched his tongue. 34 And (P)looking up to heaven, (Q)he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” 35 (R)And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. 36 And (S)Jesus[b] charged them to tell no one. But (T)the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37 And they were (U)astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”

Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand

(V)In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him and said to them, (W)“I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And if I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way. And some of them have come from far away.” And his disciples answered him, “How can one feed these people with bread here in this desolate place?” And he asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, (X)“Seven.” And he directed the crowd to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves, and (Y)having given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and they set them before the crowd. And they had a few small fish. And (Z)having blessed them, he said that these also should be set before them. And (AA)they ate and were satisfied. And they took up the broken pieces left over, (AB)seven baskets full. And there were about four thousand people. And he sent them away.

Footnotes

  1. Mark 7:24 Some manuscripts omit and Sidon
  2. Mark 7:36 Greek he

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