New American Standard Bible
But He answered and said, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
King James Bible
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
But he answering said, I have not been sent save to the lost sheep of Israel's house.
World English Bible
But he answered, "I wasn't sent to anyone but the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
Young's Literal Translation
and he answering said, 'I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But he answered and said, I am not sent ... - This answer was made to the woman, not to the disciples.
The "lost sheep of the house of Israel" were the Jews. He came first to them. He came as their expected Messiah. He came to preach the gospel himself to the Jews only. Afterward it was preached to the Gentiles, but the ministry of Jesus was confined almost entirely to the Jews.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xv. 21,"Jesus Went Out Thence, and Withdrew into the Parts of Tyre and Sidon. And Behold, a Canaanitish Woman,"
1. This woman of Canaan, who has just now been brought before us in the lesson of the Gospel, shows us an example of humility, and the way of godliness; shows us how to rise from humility unto exaltation. Now she was, as it appears, not of the people of Israel, of whom came the Patriarchs, and Prophets, and the parents of the Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh; of whom the Virgin Mary herself was, who was the Mother of Christ. This woman then was not of this people; but of the Gentiles. For, …
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but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
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."
"For you first, God raised up His Servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways."
For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers,
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