Matthew 15:23

“But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came, and besought him, saying, Send her away, for she cryeth after vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, "Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he gave her no answer. And his disciples came and said to him, Send her away, for she is crying after us.
- Basic English Bible

But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came to [him] and asked him, saying, Dismiss her, for she cries after us.
- Darby Bible

But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
- Webster's Bible

But He answered her not a word. Then the disciples interposed, and begged Him, saying, "Send her away because she keeps crying behind us."
- Weymouth Bible

But he answered her not a word. His disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away; for she cries after us."
- World English Bible

And he answeride not to hir a word. And hise disciplis camen, and preieden hym, and seiden, Leue thou hir, for she crieth aftir vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he did not answer her a word; and his disciples having come to him, were asking him, saying -- `Let her away, because she crieth after us;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 15:23


15:23 He answered her not a word - He sometimes tries our faith in like manner.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 15:23


Mt 15:23 He answered her not a word. He neither repelled her, nor made a favorable answer. There were reasons for hesitation, but there is no doubt that it was his purpose to have mercy. See PNT "Mt 15:24". He delayed in order to bring out a great lesson.

Discussion for Matthew 15

  • A disciple
    "Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind." In saying this, Jesus has revealed that each and every one of us is accountable first to God; and no amount of obstinate determination to follow ANY form or methodology may take the preeminence over His view of us; notwithstanding howsoever strongly one might protest!
  • Bruce
    Andrea: His Word says: every Creature of God is Good and nothing to be refused,if it be received with Thanksgiving:For it is Sanctified by The Word of God and Prayer. 1Timothy 4:4-6./ Oysters, clams,muscles, shrimp, lobster,any seafood. Cows, pigs, rabbits, muskrat, raccoon, squirrels, whatsoever,but always give Thanks for what you have
  • A disciple
    Andrea; If I may add here, the teaching of the Law in the eating of things designated clean and unclean; is in reference to our walk. "But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common." Acts 10 (esp. v28) confirms, The Kingdom of God IS NOT Meat and Drink..
  • Andrea McCallum
    To Bruce.
    Are you saying pork shrimp, lobsters etc are allowed as long as God's word is prayed over them?
  • Bruce
    Chad: We who are Born-again can eat what-so-ever:1Timothy 4:4-5: every creature of God is good, nothing to be refused, if it be received with Thanksgiving: For it is Sanctified by The Word of God and Prayer.
  • Chad I
    People often misinterpret verses 1-20 by saying Yeshua allowed the consumption of pork, shellfish and other unclean animals. Yeshua rebuked the Pharisees only for their man made law (tradition) of washing hands which is not found anywhere in the law of Moses.

    13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

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