Matthew 15:27

“And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And she said, Trueth Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crummes which fall from their masters table.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But she said, "Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters' table."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But she said, Yea, Lord: for even the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But she said, Yes, Lord: but even the dogs take the bits from under their masters' table.
- Basic English Bible

But she said, Yea, Lord; for even the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from the table of their masters.
- Darby Bible

And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crums which fall from their master's table.
- Webster's Bible

Be it so, Sir, she said, "for even the dogs eat the scraps which fall from their masters' tables."
- Weymouth Bible

But she said, "Yes, Lord, but even the dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters' table."
- World English Bible

And she seide, Yhis, Lord; for whelpis eten of the crummes, that fallen doun fro the bord of her lordis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And she said, `Yes, sir, for even the little dogs do eat of the crumbs that are falling from their lords' table;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 15:27


Mt 15:27 Truth, Lord. Observe that she acquiesces heartily in Christ's declaration: it is not fit that the dogs be fed "before" the children. Yet the dogs eat of the crumbs. The Greek word for "crumbs", "psichion", is a diminutive, and means "little crumbs".

Discussion for Matthew 15

  • A disciple
    "Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind." In saying this, Jesus has revealed that each and every one of us is accountable first to God; and no amount of obstinate determination to follow ANY form or methodology may take the preeminence over His view of us; notwithstanding howsoever strongly one might protest!
  • Bruce
    Andrea: His Word says: every Creature of God is Good and nothing to be refused,if it be received with Thanksgiving:For it is Sanctified by The Word of God and Prayer. 1Timothy 4:4-6./ Oysters, clams,muscles, shrimp, lobster,any seafood. Cows, pigs, rabbits, muskrat, raccoon, squirrels, whatsoever,but always give Thanks for what you have
  • A disciple
    Andrea; If I may add here, the teaching of the Law in the eating of things designated clean and unclean; is in reference to our walk. "But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common." Acts 10 (esp. v28) confirms, The Kingdom of God IS NOT Meat and Drink..
  • Andrea McCallum
    To Bruce.
    Are you saying pork shrimp, lobsters etc are allowed as long as God's word is prayed over them?
  • 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.

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