Matthew 15:26
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English Standard Version
And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”

King James Bible
But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.

American Standard Version
And he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who answering, said: It is not good to take the bread of the children, and to cast it to the dogs.

English Revised Version
And he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs.

Webster's Bible Translation
But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.

Weymouth New Testament
"It is not right," He said, "to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."

Matthew 15:26 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Children's (τῶν τέκνων)

Bengel observes that while Christ spoke severely to the Jews, he spoke honorably of them to those without. Compare John 4:22.

Dogs (κυναρίοις)

Diminutive: little dogs. In Matthew 15:27, Wyc. renders the little whelps, and Tynd., in both verses, whelPsalms The picture is of a family meal, with the pet house-dogs running round the table.

Their masters

The children are the masters of the little dogs. Compare Mark 7:28, "the children's crumbs."

Matthew 15:26 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

It is not.

Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy to the dogs, neither cast you your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet...

Mark 7:27,28 But Jesus said to her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to the dogs...

Acts 22:21,22 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles...

Romans 9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertains the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God...

Galatians 2:15 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,

Ephesians 2:12 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise...

Philippians 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and makes a lie.

dogs. [Tois kunarion,] 'to the little dogs,' lap dogs, etc. the diminutive of [kuon,] a dog. The Jews, while they boasted of being the children of God, gave the name of dogs to the heathen, for their idolatry, etc.

Cross References
Matthew 7:6
"Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.

Matthew 15:25
But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me."

Matthew 15:27
She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."

Mark 7:27
And he said to her, "Let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."

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