Mark 7:28
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New International Version
"Lord," she replied, "even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."

New Living Translation
She replied, "That's true, Lord, but even the dogs under the table are allowed to eat the scraps from the children's plates."

English Standard Version
But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”

New American Standard Bible
But she answered and said to Him, "Yes, Lord, but even the dogs under the table feed on the children's crumbs."

King James Bible
And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But she replied to Him, "Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."

International Standard Version
But she answered him, "Yes, Lord. Yet even the puppies under the table eat some of the children's crumbs."

NET Bible
She answered, "Yes, Lord, but even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But she answered and said to him, “Yes, my lord, but even the dogs from under the table eat the children's crumbs.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She answered him, "Lord, even the dogs under the table eat some of the children's scraps."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord, but even the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

King James 2000 Bible
And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

American King James Version
And she answered and said to him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

American Standard Version
But she answered and saith unto him, Yea, Lord; even the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But she answered and said to him: Yea, Lord; for the whelps also eat under the table of the crumbs of the children.

Darby Bible Translation
But she answered and says to him, Yea, Lord; for even the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

English Revised Version
But she answered and saith unto him, Yea, Lord: even the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

Webster's Bible Translation
And she answered and said to him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crums.

Weymouth New Testament
"True, Sir," she replied, "and yet the dogs under the table eat the children's scraps."

World English Bible
But she answered him, "Yes, Lord. Yet even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."

Young's Literal Translation
And she answered and saith to him, 'Yes, sir; for the little dogs also under the table do eat of the children's crumbs.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:24-30 Christ never put any from him that fell at his feet, which a poor trembling soul may do. As she was a good woman, so a good mother. This sent her to Christ. His saying, Let the children first be filled, shows that there was mercy for the Gentiles, and not far off. She spoke, not as making light of the mercy, but magnifying the abundance of miraculous cures among the Jews, in comparison with which a single cure was but as a crumb. Thus, while proud Pharisees are left by the blessed Saviour, he manifests his compassion to poor humbled sinners, who look to him for children's bread. He still goes about to seek and save the lost.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 28. - In this verse there is a slight change of reading, causing a change of rendering; namely, thus: Yea, Lord: even - καὶ instead of καὶ γὰρ the dogs τὰ κυνάρια the little dogs - under the table eat of the children's crumbs. Observe the antithesis: "the children" (the little daughter) sitting at the table; the "little dogs" under the table. It is as though she said, "Give me, most gracious Lord, only a crumb (a small mercy compared with thy greater mercies), the healing of my little daughter, which may fall as it were obiter from thee upon us Canaanites and Gentiles, and be gratefully picked up as one of thy lesser benefits." Cornelius a Lapide enlarges beautifully upon this: "Feed me, then, as a little dog. To me, a poor Gentile, let a crumb of thy grace and mercy be vouchsafed; but let the full board, the plentiful bread of grace and righteousness, be reserved for the Jewish children. I cannot leave the table of my Lord, whose little dog I am. No; if you spurn me away with your foot, or with a blow, I will go away; but I will come back again, like a little dog, through another door. I will not be driven away by blows. I will not let thee go until thou hast given me what I ask of thee.' For this Canaanite constrains Christ, arguing her case from his own words, prudently, modestly, forcibly, and with a humble faith which perceives that he is not unwilling to be overcome by petition and by reason. Indeed, she entangles him in the meshes of his own words. So great is the plenteousness of his table, that it shall abundantly suffice for her if she may but partake of the crumbs which fall from the table of his children."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And she answered and said unto him, yes, Lord,.... Agreeing to, and acquiescing in, what he said; which she seemed to have understood, though delivered in a proverbial way; and very appropriately replies,

yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs; which they leave, or let fall: signifying that she did not envy the blessings of the Jews, or desire any thing might be done injurious to them; only that this favour might be granted her, which she owned she was unworthy of, that her daughter might be healed. She tacitly owns, that the character of dogs belonged to the Gentiles, and to her and hers among the rest; that they were vile and base in themselves, inferior to the Jews, as to privileges, like dogs under the table; that the provisions with which the table of the Gospel ministry was furnished, was not for them; at least, that they were quite undeserving of them: but however, whereas dogs were allowed to eat crumbs, which now and then fell from the table, or out of the children's hands and laps; so such unworthy Gentiles as she, might be allowed a small benefit or favour by the bye, when it did not take from, and was no disadvantage to the Jews; See Gill on Matthew 15:27.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

28. And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord—or, as the same word is rendered in Mt 15:27. "Truth, Lord."

yet the dogs eat of the children's crumbs—"which fall from their master's table" (Mt 15:27). "I thank Thee, O blessed One, for that word! That's my whole case. Not of the children? True. A dog? True also: Yet the dogs under the table are allowed to eat of the children's crumbs—the droppings from their master's full table: Give me that, and I am content: One crumb of power and grace from Thy table shall cast the devil out of my daughter." Oh, what lightning quickness, what reach of instinctive ingenuity, do we behold in this heathen woman!

Mark 7:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Faith of the Syrophoenician Woman
27And He was saying to her, "Let the children be satisfied first, for it is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." 28But she answered and said to Him, "Yes, Lord, but even the dogs under the table feed on the children's crumbs." 29And He said to her, "Because of this answer go; the demon has gone out of your daughter."…
Cross References
Matthew 15:27
"Yes it is, Lord," she said. "Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table."

Mark 7:27
"First let the children eat all they want," he told her, "for it is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to the dogs."

Mark 7:29
Then he told her, "For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter."
Treasury of Scripture

And she answered and said to him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

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