Matthew 15:26

“But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But he answered, and said, It is not meete to take the childrens bread, and to cast it to dogs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he made answer and said, It is not right to take the children's bread and give it to the dogs.
- Basic English Bible

But he answering said, It is not well to take the bread of the children and cast it to the dogs.
- Darby Bible

But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
- Webster's Bible

It is not right, He said, "to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
- Weymouth Bible

But he answered, "It is not appropriate to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
- World English Bible

Which answeride, and seide, It is not good to take the breed of children, and caste to houndis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he answering said, `It is not good to take the children's bread, and to cast to the little dogs.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 15:26


Mt 15:26 It is not meet to take the children's bread. She knew that, in comparing the Jews to the children of God's family, and the heathen to the dogs without, he simply used the customary language of a Jew. He would bring out fully the greatness of her faith. The gospel was offered first to the Jews and then to all.

Discussion for Matthew 15

  • Dee
    i think i can help! try this::So you have made the word of God invalid because of your tradition. 7 You hypocrites, Isaiah aptly prophesied about you when he said: 8 ˜This people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far removed from me. 9 It is in vain that they keep worshiping me, for they teach commands of men as doctrines.
  • Brian
    Hi Jo-an,
    Is there a particular verse that you are having trouble with or just the Bible in general? Not sure how to help without knowing where the problem rests. but I'd love to help you out if I can.
    God bless you in Jesus name :)
    Brian
  • Judy
    Do not try so hard, but pray about the passage that worries you. Sometimes, we are not ready to understand and sometimes you have to take what is written by faith, until the time is right for you to understand. It is in God's time, not ours. Be kind to yourself and trust in our Lord.
  • Jo-An
    I am having a very hard time understanding what Jesus is telling us. Believe me I am trying so hard but, i AM NOT UNDERSTANDING WHAT I AM READING. Please try to help me. When I get done reading all of the above I sit and think about what I have read and I meditate but I am getting no where. Please try to hep me because I love the lord but I need true understanding.
  • Lu2677
    "Not adding man's traditions"; Jeremiah 10:3-4, 1 Timothy 4:1-3, Deuteronomy 12:4,29-32.
    God's thoughts are higher than our thoughts. Amen.
  • Richard
    verses 1-9 I believe what Jesus was warning to all churches is not to add any mans traditions to the teachings God's holy word.

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