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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Matthew 15

Verse 5

gift i.e. dedicated to God.

Matthew 5:23; Matthew 5:24; Mark 7:11 (See Scofield "Mark 7:11- :")

Verse 21


the Syrophenician woman

For the first time the rejected Son of David ministers to a Gentile. It is a precursive fulfilment of Matthew 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 "Matthew 12:18- :") Ephesians 2:12. Addressing him as "Lord," she obtained an immediate answer. Romans 10:12; Romans 10:13

Verse 24

lost sheep For Another Point of View: See Topic 301191 (Greek - ἀπόλλυμι ). (See Scofield " :-")

Verse 28

great is thy faith

See, Luke 7:7-9; Mark 6:6 Faith honours God, knowing that he is faithful. cf. 1 John 5:10.

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Matthew 15". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.