Matthew 15:24

“But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But he answered, and said, I am not sent, but vnto the lost sheepe of the house of Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But He answered and said, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he answered and said, I was not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he made answer and said, I was sent only to the wandering sheep of the house of Israel.
- Basic English Bible

But he answering said, I have not been sent save to the lost sheep of Israel's house.
- Darby Bible

But he answered and said, I am not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
- Webster's Bible

I have only been sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, He replied.
- Weymouth Bible

But he answered, "I wasn't sent to anyone but the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
- World English Bible

He answeride, and seide, Y am not sent, but to the scheep of the hous of Israel that perischiden.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he answering said, `I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 15:24


15:24 I am not sent - Not primarily; not yet.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 15:24


Mt 15:24 I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. The Lord's "personal" mission was to the Jews. Under the first commission his apostles were directed to go only to the Jews (Mt 10:6). It would be impossible to evangelize the Gentiles without setting aside the Jewish customs, the law of Moses, and arousing the bitterest prejudice of the Jews. Hence it was the divine plan that the Son should "keep the law blameless" during his ministry. It was only when the Jews crucified him that "the handwriting of ordinances was nailed to the cross" (Col 2:14), the "wall of partition" (Eph 2:14) between Jews and Gentiles broken down, and all prepared for the Great Commission which bade his disciples "go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mr 16:15).

Discussion for Matthew 15:24

  • Sarat meitei for verse 24
    Elizabeth, if u think about this verse only, i think u will never see the accurate answer becouse there are more verse about the salvation for sinner.there are more ministry miracle among the people of gentile . Jesus he said himself, "Go and spread the gospel in all nation ". .and think abou this . "For God so love the world............. john-3:16 . not said that "for God so love the lost israel " so we need god for salvation from our sins...
  • see the context of this verse-matt.15:24. she was a Canaanite woman-a gentile. Christ compares her to a dog.but see her faith in a jewish-chtist. did he see such faith in Israel? same matthew who wrote this text, also wrote chapter-1. the lineage of Christ.tamar-a Canaanite,rahab a canaatite,ruth was a Moabite, Bathsheba-uriahs wife- a Hittite. all these gentile women stepped into the messianic line. this is the true nature of kingdom of chtist.everything Christ said had deep , hidden meaning.only the holy spirit can reveal this to us.me,a gentile, go on my knees and say- my LORD AND MY GOD.
  • Lets face it ,this verse spoken by Jesus is crystal clear isn 't it , Christ is saying that He was sent only to the people of -where- who - the children of Jacob better known as Israel and who were the children of , you guessed it the Jews. These people were so rebellious that TheAlmighty sent prophets upon prophets to give them guidance. And even on to this day they continue in their way to cause rebellion. The ironic thing about this is that one of his deciples is telling the world this , of what he himself said . But the Christian world is denying that he said this . putting words in his mouth just because you wants it your way does not makes it the truth.if your name is Mr White and I go telling the world that you are Mr Black would I be right? this JESUS as was not sent to for all mankind simply put.
  • The chosen one,think about your own family.from the bigining we all are one when superacted from the from good and bad we are divided.cosen and not chosen.first we need clean our own people then we can be a witness for others.so let us clean our own family.
  • Rebecca for verse 24
    YB Elizabeth has an interesting question, but I disagree with your answer. Many native Americans, over the two thousand some years since the resurrection, continued in their tribal religions. Read John 3 16, and reconsider your position. Faith in Jesus is the only thing that will save someone, not being born a Native American, or being born Hispanic. Please keep in mind that being a NativeAmerican does not make you saved by default, and being Asian or White does not make you less capable of being saved. To say that Jesus can only save certain ethnicities is discounting His love for sinners it is not His will that any perish .
  • David Burton for verse 24
    Search the scriptures to find out who Israel is and then Mt 15 24 makes sense Romans says and then will all Israel be saved

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