At first, Jesus resists helping the girl but then decides to grant the woman's request after her display of great faith. Two Gospel reports present the story of this famous miracle: Mark and Matthew Mark begins with the disciple's report of Jesus arriving in the region of Tyre and Sidon after leaving Gennesaret, where Jesus miraculously healed many people. In Tyre, Jesus "entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret. In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit came and fell at his feet.
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On the way, people gathered about the apostles, whose mission produced friends—and foes—and excitement was evident as they continued their journey, especially when one like the demon-possessed girl cried after them, and sought from them the way of salvation. This girl was not a mere ventriloquist or sheer imposter, nor a somnambulist or lunatic as some have supposed. She was a demoniac who, when she was possessed by the evil spirit, was looked upon as having power to divine and predict. This was indeed a true description of Paul and his companions in their itinerant ministry. Was the demon using the girl to mock the apostolic witness to Christ in order to thwart their work?
When Jesus was in the area of Tyre and Sidon, a Gentile woman approached Jesus and asked him to heal her daughter who was possessed by a demon. After speaking with the woman, he praised her for her faith and told her that her daughter was healed. As explained in the Gospel of Matthew:.