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 for Matthew 15:24

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 for Matthew 15:24

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

  • Steve Dennis on Matthew 15:24
    Jesus told the Canaanite woman "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel" to fulfill the scriptures that were written concerning his death burial & resurrection! Scripture for told of his coming in many places! But the Jews could not accept that he was the Messiah because they lacked the faith to see it! But the Canaanite woman having faith worshiped him the scripture says and so Christ honored that and rebuked the devil from her daughter. Only after the crucifixion & resurrection was salvation now open to all.
  • Sarat meitei on Matthew 15:24
    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...
  • Lily on Matthew 15:24
    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,a gentile, go on my knees and say- my LORD AND MY GOD.
  • Oumar on Matthew 15:24
    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.
  • Lanka on Matthew 15:24
    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 let us clean our own family.
  • Rebecca on Matthew 15:24
    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 on Matthew 15:24
    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
  • Joyce gibbs on Matthew 15:24
    He was sent to Israel, His people. The other nations who see the Israelites walk not according to the course of this world may follow in the light that Israel is to be to the heathen. If they do they will not perish.
  • Elizabeth Lee Qiao on Matthew 15:24
    If Jesus said that he was not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel (Mathew 15:24)

    How can then Jesus be for the whole humanity as he himself says he was only for Israel and how can he take all the sins of the world when he was only limited for Israel

    Please respond to me with accurate answer


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