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

  • Michele Miller
    Insight777: This is just to help you understand the right meaning of Matthew15:26NIV. "It's not right to take the childrens bread and toss it to their dogs."CHILDREN meansJews. BREAD means the word of God. DOGS means.Gentiles."We" were/are considered unclean to Jews..Jesus wasn't calling her a dog,being mean.He talked to her in a way she could understand.With her answer he was moved,and so healed.
  • Michele Miller
    insight777
    Im just trying to help you understand the right meaning of Matthew15:26 NIV "It is not right to take the childrens(Jews) bread (Word of God)and toss it to their dogs." (Gentiles) 24:" I have only been sent to the lost sheep of Israel." He was trying to save HIS "lost sheep" first. When the woman gave her reply,jesus found favor in her and healed her daughter. God is good.
  • Felicia
    Lord Jesus, thank you that you are the only Saviour and that you will save anyone who will put their trust in you; as Jh 6:37 says ... and whoever cometh on to me l will in no wise cast out. Thank you Lord, that worship reveals our hearts towards you. May your name be praised, Lord, that you accept our true worship. Amen!
  • Gideon
    I have no option than to love Him with all my heart because He first love me.
  • Kenric Peter John Morneau
    Rejection,read hosea turning away is not good. So why strong when your weak. Long story short the Bible is HELP. Lady no question is a bad question. Longing thy same direction,unhappy or not. Amen
  • Insight777
    Jesus referred to dogs because dogs faithfully follow their master regardless of what their master thinks. Some masters take advantage of dogs loyalty, these dog fighters beat the dogs until they learn to fight, to death so that they can turn a profit from the fight. Jesus knew that the woman asking for help was not his follower, her beliefs were not what Jesus taught yet she converted to truth.

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