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

  • Bruce
    Chad: We who are Born-again can eat what-so-ever:1Timothy 4:4-5: every creature of God is good, nothing to be refused, if it be received with Thanksgiving: For it is Sanctified by The Word of God and Prayer.
  • Chad I
    People often misinterpret verses 1-20 by saying Yeshua allowed the consumption of pork, shellfish and other unclean animals. Yeshua rebuked the Pharisees only for their man made law (tradition) of washing hands which is not found anywhere in the law of Moses.

    13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
  • Emanuel Fernandes
    let the righteous smite me it SHALL BE A KINDNESS let him reprove me its shall be an excellent oil. You want the brethren to rebuke or do you want chastening from the lord which can lead to sin unto death personally I want to be rebuked if its with scripture not with your philosophy
  • Manuelf324
    What we forget as a bible believer is when we rebuke(not scorn which is different) its because we love that person not hate. Heres a verse most kjv bible believers avoid. Thous shalt not HATE THY BROTHER Thou shalt in any wise REBUKE thy neighbor suffer not sin upon him. If you love the brethren you rebuke them you obey God you rebuke them you dont they will get chastened along with you!
  • A disciple
    "And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?" It is no secret to anyone who reads the Bible that there are certain kinds of men who will be offended at the directness of the Lord's speech; especially when it exposes sin and hypocrisy. For the men who were chosen to be the Lord's anointed Sent Ones, the rebuke is accepted as a shaming, in order to push them to grow up and be better men.
  • Insight777
    The Jews had laws they followed only in rituals, outward shows of faith. But if their faith required them to actually do its works of charity or forgiveness, they were not interested.
    After all, they do not have to honor their parents or feed the fatherless and widows because they can go to the temple and pay the priests for a helpless animal to be slaughtered in their name and walk out blameless!

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