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

  • 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.
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    let the righteous smite me it SHALL BE A KINDNESS let him reprove me its shall be an excellent oil. You want the brethren to rebuke or do you want chastening from the lord which can lead to sin unto death personally I want to be rebuked if its with scripture not with your philosophy
  • Manuelf324
    What we forget as a bible believer is when we rebuke(not scorn which is different) its because we love that person not hate. Heres a verse most kjv bible believers avoid. Thous shalt not HATE THY BROTHER Thou shalt in any wise REBUKE thy neighbor suffer not sin upon him. If you love the brethren you rebuke them you obey God you rebuke them you dont they will get chastened along with you!
  • A disciple
    "And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?" It is no secret to anyone who reads the Bible that there are certain kinds of men who will be offended at the directness of the Lord's speech; especially when it exposes sin and hypocrisy. For the men who were chosen to be the Lord's anointed Sent Ones, the rebuke is accepted as a shaming, in order to push them to grow up and be better men.
  • Insight777
    The Jews had laws they followed only in rituals, outward shows of faith. But if their faith required them to actually do its works of charity or forgiveness, they were not interested.
    After all, they do not have to honor their parents or feed the fatherless and widows because they can go to the temple and pay the priests for a helpless animal to be slaughtered in their name and walk out blameless!

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