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THE GOOD MESSAGE OF
JESUS THE CHRIST
Synthesis
45

Going out from there
Jesus withdrew into the region of Tyre.
Entering into a house he did not wish anyone to know;
but it could not be kept secret,
and a Canaanite woman having heard about him came out;
the woman was Greek, born a Syrophoenician.

She shouted, "Have mercy on me, Lord, son of David;
my daughter is badly demonized."

But he did not answer her a word.
His disciples came to him requesting, "Release her,
for she is screaming after us."

But he answered, "I was not sent to anyone
except the lost sheep of the house of Israel."

But she came and knelt before him
saying, "Lord, help me."

He said to her, "Allow the children
to be satisfied first;
for it is not nice to take the children's bread
and throw it to the dogs."

She answered him, "Yes, Lord;
yet even the dogs underneath the table
eat from the children's crumbs."

Then Jesus said to her, "O woman, your faith is great!
Because of this word, go;
let it be for you as you wish."

Her daughter was cured from that hour;
having gone away into her home
she found the child lying on the bed,
and the demon had gone out.

Again going out of the regions of Tyre
he came through Sidon to the sea of Galilee
in the middle of the districts of Decapolis.
They brought to him a deaf person with a speech impediment,
and begged him to put his hand on him.

Taking him away from the crowd privately
he put his fingers into his ears
and spitting touched his tongue,
and looking up into heaven he sighed
and said to him, "Ephphatha," which is "Be opened."

And his ears were opened;
and immediately the bond of his tongue was loosened,
and he spoke correctly.

He ordered them not to tell anyone;
but as much as he ordered them,
so much more did they proclaim it.
They were overwhelmingly amazed
saying, "He has done everything well;
he makes both the deaf hear and the speechless speak."

Moving from there Jesus went along the sea of Galilee,
and going up on the mountain he sat there.
Large crowds approached him having with them
the lame, crippled, blind, dumb, and many others,
and they laid them at his feet; and he healed them,
so that the crowd marveled
seeing the dumb speaking, the crippled healthy,
the lame walking, and the blind seeing;
and they praised the God of Israel.

There being a large crowd and not having anything to eat,
calling his disciples he said to them,
"I empathize with the crowd,
because already they are staying three days with me
and they do not have anything they may eat;
and I am not willing to let them go away hungry,
lest they faint on the way;
and some of them are from far away."

His disciples answered him,
"From where will anyone be able to get bread
to satisfy such a crowd here in the desert?"

Jesus asked them, "How many loaves do you have?"

They said, "Seven, and a few small fish."
He instructed the crowd to sit down on the ground;
taking the seven loaves and giving thanks
he broke and gave them to his disciples
so that they might serve it, and they served the crowd.
Blessing the fish also he told them to serve these.

They all ate and were satisfied,
and they picked up seven baskets full of leftover pieces.
The ones eating were four thousand men,
besides women and children.

Having let the crowds go away
he embarked in the boat with his disciples,
and he went into the regions of Dalmanutha and Magadan.

The Pharisees and Sadducees came out
and began to debate with him
asking him to show them a sign from heaven, testing him.

Sighing a deep breath he said,
"Why does this generation seek a sign?
As evening comes you say, 'Fair weather,'
for heaven is fiery;
and in early morning: 'Stormy today,'
for heaven is fiery and gloomy.
You know how to discern the face of heaven,
and can you not discern the signs of the times?
A bad and adulterous generation searches for a sign,
and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah."

Leaving them behind again
embarking he went away to the other side,
and the disciples forgot to take bread;
except for one loaf they had none with them in the boat.

Jesus warned them, "See that you watch out for
the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees
and the yeast of Herod."
They discussed it with each other because they had no bread.

But knowing he said to them,
"Why do you discuss that you have no bread?
Still do you not see nor understand?
Have you hardened your hearts?
Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear?
Do you not remember,
when I broke the five loaves for the five thousand,
how many baskets full of pieces you picked up?"

They said to him, "Twelve."

"When the seven for the four thousand,
how many baskets full of pieces did you pick up?"

They said, "Seven."

"How come you do not realize
that I was not telling you about bread?
But be careful of the yeast
of the Pharisees and Sadducees."

Then they understood that he was not saying
to be careful of the bread's yeast,
but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

They came to Bethsaida.
They brought to him a blind person
and begged him to touch him.
Taking the hand of the blind one
he led him outside the village,
and spitting in his eyes, putting his hands on him,
he asked him, "Do you see anything?"

Looking up he said,
"I see people that look like trees walking."

Then again he put his hands on his eyes,
and he looked straight and was restored
and saw everything clearly.

He sent him to his home saying,
"You should not go into the village."

45. Healing and Feeding the People Harmony 45 * Interpretation 45
46. Peter Recognizes Christ and Tempts Jesus Harmony 46 * Synthesis 46 * Interpretation 46

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