The Jesus Passages: Mark 7:24-30

Passage #113

Unexpected Friendship

~ Mark 7:24-30                                        

24Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret. 25In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an evil spirit came and fell at his feet. 26The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.

 27"First let the children eat all they want," he told her, "for it is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs."

 28"Yes, Lord," she replied, "but even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."

 29Then he told her, "For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter."

 30She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

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See also: Matthew 15:21-28

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