Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 15:24
- I was not sent (ouk apestalhn).
- Second aorist passive indicative of apostellw. Jesus takes a new turn with this woman in Phoenicia. He makes a test case of her request. In a way she represented the problem of the Gentile world. He calls the Jews "the lost sheep of the house of Israel" in spite of the conduct of the Pharisees.