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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Matthew Chapter 15

Matthew 15:5

mat 15:5


That is, dedicated to God. (Mat 5:23-24); (Mar 7:11).

(See Scofield) - (Mar 7:11).

Matthew 15:21

mat 15:21


The Syrophenician woman.

For the first time, the rejected Son of David ministers to a Gentile. It is a precursive fulfilment of (Mat 12:18). Addressed by a Gentile as Son of David, He makes no reply, for a Gentile has no claim upon Him in that character.

(See Scofield) - (Mat 2:2); (Eph 2:12).

Addressing him as "Lord," she obtained an immediate answer. (Rom 10:12-13).

Matthew 15:24

mat 15:24

lost sheep

(Greek, "apollumi").

(See Scofield) - (Joh 3:16).

Matthew 15:28

mat 15:28

great is thy faith

See (Luk 7:7-9); (Mar 6:6).

Faith honours God, knowing that he is faithful.

Compare (Jo1 5:10).

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