Then Jesus went there, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.…
How singularly and beautifully appreciative Jesus always was of anything, that was good. His words show accuracy of observation and calculation.
I. There are many striking features in the character of this woman. Her motherly care, energy, humility, pleading; but Christ selected only one. Faith the root of all, Some think we make too much of faith, and place it out of its proper proportion.
II. The elements which went to make the "great faith." Sorrow seems to have been, if not the cradle, yet the school of her faith. She comes and makes her petition as faith always ought, leaving details with God. The test to which she was put was exceedingly severe.
(J. Vaughan, M,A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.