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Jesus Helps a Non-Jewish Woman (Mk. 7:24-30)

21Jesus left that place and went to the area of Tyre and Sidon. 22A Canaanite woman from that area came to Jesus. The woman shouted, "Lord, Son of David,* please help me! My daughter has a demon* inside her, and she is suffering very much." 23But Jesus did not answer the woman. So the followers came to Jesus and begged him, "Tell the woman to go away. She is following us and shouting." 24Jesus said, "God sent me only to the lost people* of Israel (the Jews)." 25Then the woman came to Jesus again. She bowed before Jesus and said, "Lord, help me!" 26Jesus answered, "It is not right to take the children's bread and give it to the dogs." 27The woman said, "Yes, Lord, but even the dogs eat the pieces of food that fall from their master's table." 28Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! I will do the thing you wanted me to do." And at that time the woman's daughter was healed.

Jesus Heals Many People

29Then Jesus left that place and went to the shore of Lake Galilee. Jesus went up on a hill and sat down. 30Many, many people came to Jesus. These people brought many other sick people and put the sick people before Jesus. There were people that could not walk, blind people, crippled people, deaf people, and many others. Jesus healed all these people. 31People were amazed when they saw that people that could not speak were able to speak again. Crippled people were made strong again. People that could not walk were able to walk again. The blind were able to see again. All the people thanked the God of Israel (the Jews) for this.

Jesus Feeds More than 4,000 People (Mk. 8:1-10)

32Jesus called his followers to him and said, "I feel sorry for these people. They have been with me three days, and now they have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away hungry. They might faint while going home." 33The followers asked Jesus, "Where can we get enough bread to feed all these people? We are far away from any town." 34Jesus asked, "How many loaves of bread do you have?" The followers answered, "We have seven loaves of bread and a few small fish." 35Jesus told the people to sit on the ground. 36Jesus took the seven loaves of bread and the fish. Then Jesus gave thanks to God for the food. Jesus divided the food and gave it to the followers. The followers gave the food to the people. 37All the people ate and were full. After this, the followers filled seven baskets with the pieces of food that were not eaten. 38There were about 4,000 men there that ate. There were also women and children that ate. 39After they ate, Jesus told the people they could go home. Jesus got into the boat and went to the area of Magadan.

Son of David Name for the Christ {(Messiah)}. He was from the family of David, king of Israel about 1000 years B.C. demon(s) Demons are evil spirits from the devil. people Literally, "sheep."

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