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 for Matthew 15:26

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 for Matthew 15:26

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 15:26


15:24 I am not sent - Not primarily; not yet.

15:25 Then came she - Into the house where he now was.

15:28 Thy faith - Thy reliance on the power and goodness of God.


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 15:26

  • Fred on Matthew 15:26
    Matthew 15:26 made me ask, why does it appear that Jesus is snubbing this woman (trying to get rid of her/ speaking a racial slur/ telling her- you know what my kind thinks of your kind ) Could we be seeing that Jesus is "fully human"? We know He sometimes was annoyed and irritated with His disciples. He preaches "meek and mild", but in this case he comes across as "mean and wild". I always need to reflect on the whole counsel of scripture which is so "crystal clear". Jesus models giving up your rights for others and being a safe place for others who come into your space. Over and over again He tells us that He came to bring all into the community of the redeemed, that He wants none to be lost, and that if we want to be great in His Kingdom we should be the least (so others can be lifted up). He tells us to be done with unequal relationships. How clear His message- both Jews and Gentiles need grace. How clear that HE is all about bringing all people together and putting them on the same plain . His WORD is the ultimate anti discrimination message. His life, the "Divine Reversal" of racism.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 15:26
    Jesus came to preach & teach to the Jews first. It's a prophesy. Read verses in your center of the page reference columns.

    The disciples were told to wait in the upper room for Pentecost: to receive the Holy Spirit and power.

    The Gentiles had to wait until Apostle Paul got saved, filled with the Holy Spirit, and told his ministry would be to the Gentiles.

    This great website has a Commentary Box you can click on to read explanation of any scripture in the Bible.

    pull up your verse in one of the 2 Search Boxes. Click and it turns yellow. Scroll downward till you see the Commentary Box.

    Open it up

    You would've seen that the prophesy said Jesus would be sent to the Jews first.

    Why? Because the Jews and Romans were going to crucify Jesus; just like John the Baptist was killed.

    I make mistakes too, so just apologize to Jesus. Humility is good for us :/

    It makes for good teachers.

    The Holy Spirit is our Teacher. Like me, ask Him to help you understand what you're reading. He will show you amazing things!

    He is the ONE the disciples were waiting for.

    If we hunger and thirst for righteousness; we will be Filled
  • Debba on Matthew 15:26
    Where did tradition really come from? Are these people who keep traditions today pharisess? We as believers are to watch what come out from our mouth when ministering to people who are lost, we could be judging, however if that person want to have a relationship with God. I think people of God should live by example with their life not words, you should not be putting pearls in the ears of lost people, unless they are repenting and coming to Christ.
  • Ruthie on Matthew 15:26
    what is really being said in this passage. I'm trying to understand it.


 

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