A woman from Canaan lived near Tyre and Sidon. She came to him and cried out, "Lord! Son of David! Have mercy on me! A demon controls my daughter. She is suffering terribly."
Jesus did not say a word. So his disciples came to him. They begged him, "Send her away. She keeps crying out after us."
Jesus answered, "I was sent only to the people of Israel. They are like lost sheep."
Then the woman fell to her knees in front of him. "Lord! Help me!" she said.
He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to their dogs."
"Yes, Lord," she said. "But even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their owners' table."
Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! You will be given what you are asking for." And her daughter was healed at that very moment.