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

  • 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
  • Andy
    The woman was from canaan therefore she was not of the children of Israel therefore in their day they would have referred to a foreigner in that way. The woman showed great faith so Jesus accepted her into the fold. The Pharisees tried to pervert the Word of God instead of obeying and accepting It. They tried to make the Word more acceptable by changing the meaning. Jesus rejected their religion
  • 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.
  • Wayne
    Jo Ann, talk to the Holy Ghost and ask for clarity of scriptures. We are told to do so. And He will show you the word. He will not put you down for your lack of understanding but will lift you up. He is our Comforter.
  • 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.

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