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Matthew 15:22

    Matthew 15:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried to him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, you son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And behold, a Canaanitish woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a demon.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And a woman of Canaan came out from those parts, crying and saying, Have pity on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is greatly troubled with an unclean spirit.

    Webster's Revision

    And behold, a Canaanitish woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a demon.

    World English Bible

    Behold, a Canaanite woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, you son of David! My daughter is severely demonized!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And behold, a Canaanitish woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

    Definitions for Matthew 15:22

    Devil - Slanderer; false accuser.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 15:22

    A woman of Canaan - Matthew gives her this name because of the people from whom she sprung - the descendants of Canaan, Judges 1:31, Judges 1:32; but Mark calls her a Syrophenician, because of the country where she dwelt. The Canaanites and Phoenicians have been often confounded. This is frequently the case in the Septuagint. Compare Genesis 46:10, with Exodus 6:15, where the same person is called a Phoenician in the one place, and a Canaanite in the other. See also the same version in Exodus 16:35; Joshua 5:12.

    The state of this woman is a proper emblem of the state of a sinner, deeply conscious of the misery of his soul.

    Have mercy on me, etc. - How proper is this prayer for a penitent! There are many excellencies contained in it;

    1. It is short;

    2humble;

    3. full of faith;

    4. fervent;

    5. modest;

    6. respectful;

    7. rational;

    8. relying only on the mercy of God;

    9. persevering.

    Can one who sees himself a slave of the devil, beg with too much earnestness to be delivered from his thraldom?

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    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 15:22

    A woman of Canaan - This woman is called, also, a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by birth, Mark 7:26

    In ancient times, the whole land, including Tyre and Sidon, was in the possession of the Canaanites, and called Canaan. The Phoenicians were descended from the Canaanites. The country, including Tyre and Sidon, was called Phoenicia, or Syro-Phoenicia. That country was taken by the Greeks under Alexander the Great, and those cities, in the time of Christ, were Greek cities. This woman was therefore a Gentile, living under the Greek government, and probably speaking the Greek language. She was by birth a Syro-Phoenician, born in that country, and descended, therefore, from the ancient Canaanites. All these names might, with propriety, be given to her.

    Coasts - Regions or countries.

    Thou son of David - Descendant of David. See the notes at Matthew 1:1. The phrase here means the Messiah.

    Is grievously vexed with a devil - See the notes at Matthew 4:24. The woman showed great earnestness. She cried unto him, and fell at his feet, Mark 7:25.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 15:22

    15:22 A woman of Canaan - Canaan was also called Syrophenicia, as lying between Syria properly so called, and Phenicia, by the sea side. Cried to him - From afar, Thou Son of David - So she had some knowledge of the promised Messiah.