Matthew 15:27
New International Version
"Yes it is, Lord," she said. "Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table."

New Living Translation
She replied, "That's true, Lord, but even dogs are allowed to eat the scraps that fall beneath their masters' table."

English Standard Version
She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”

Berean Study Bible
“Yes, Lord,” she said, “even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”

Berean Literal Bible
And she said, "Yes Lord, but even the dogs eat the crumbs falling from their masters' table."

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

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

Christian Standard Bible
"Yes, Lord," she said, "yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."

Contemporary English Version
"Lord, this is true," the woman said, "but even puppies get the crumbs that fall from their owner's table."

Good News Translation
"That's true, sir," she answered, "but even the dogs eat the leftovers that fall from their masters' table."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yes, Lord," she said, "yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table!"

International Standard Version
She said, "Yes, Lord. But even the puppies eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' tables."

NET Bible
"Yes, Lord," she replied, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But she said, “Yes, my lord, even the dogs eat from the crumbs that fall from their master's table and they live.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She said, "You're right, Lord. But even the dogs eat scraps that fall from their masters' tables."

New American Standard 1977
But she said, “Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And she said, Yes, Lord, yet the little dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

King James 2000 Bible
And she said, True, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

American King James Version
And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
But she said: Yea, Lord; for the whelps also eat of the crumbs that fall from the table of their masters.

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

English Revised Version
But she said, Yea, Lord: for even the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
And she said, 'Yes, sir, for even the little dogs do eat of the crumbs that are falling from their lords' table;'
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
The Faith of the Canaanite Woman
26But Jesus replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” 27“Yes, Lord,” she said, “even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” 28“O woman,” Jesus answered, “your faith is great! Let it be done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.…
Cross References
Matthew 15:26
But Jesus replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to the dogs."

Matthew 15:28
"O woman," Jesus answered, "your faith is great! Let it be done for you as you desire." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.

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

Luke 16:21
and longing to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

Treasury of Scripture

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

Truth.

Matthew 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that you should …

Genesis 32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, …

Job 40:4,5 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay my hand on my mouth…

Job 42:2-6 I know that you can do every thing, and that no thought can be withheld …

Psalm 51:4,5 Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done this evil in your …

Ezekiel 16:63 That you may remember, and be confounded, and never open your mouth …

Daniel 9:18 O my God, incline your ear, and hear; open your eyes, and behold …

Luke 7:6,7 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, …

Luke 15:18,19 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I …

Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as …

Luke 23:40-42 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Do not you fear God, …

Romans 3:4,19 God forbid: yes, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is …

1 Corinthians 15:8,9 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time…

1 Timothy 1:13-15 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but …

yet.

Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for …

Luke 16:21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's …

Romans 3:29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, …

Romans 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the …

Ephesians 3:8,19 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given…







Lexicon
“Yes,
Ναί (Nai)
Particle
Strong's Greek 3483: Yes, certainly, even so. A primary particle of strong affirmation; yes.

Lord,”
κύριε (kyrie)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

she said,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“even
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

dogs
κυνάρια (kynaria)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2952: A little dog, a house dog. Neuter of a presumed derivative of kuon; a puppy.

eat
ἐσθίει (esthiei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2068: Strengthened for a primary edo; used only in certain tenses, the rest being supplied by phago; to eat.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

crumbs
ψιχίων (psichiōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5589: A crumb. Diminutive from a derivative of the base of psallo; a little bit or morsel.

that fall
πιπτόντων (piptontōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4098: A reduplicated and contracted form of peto; probably akin to petomai through the idea of alighting; to fall.

from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

master’s
κυρίων (kyriōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

table.”
τραπέζης (trapezēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5132: Probably contracted from tessares and peze; a table or stool, usually for food; also a counter for money.
(27) Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs.--The insertion of the conjunction "for" in the Greek gives it a force which it is hard to reproduce in English, "Yet grant what I ask, for the dogs under the table . . ." The woman catches at the form which had softened the usual word of scorn, and presses the privilege which it implied. She did not ask that the "children" might be deprived of any fragment of their portion; but taking her place, contentedly, among the "dogs," she could still claim Him as her Master, and ask for the "crumbs" of His mercy. The Talmud contains a story so singularly parallel to this that it is worth reproducing. "There was a famine in the land, and stores of corn were placed under the care of Rabbi Jehudah the Holy, to be distributed to those only who were skilled in the knowledge of the Law. And, behold, a man came, Jonathan, the son of Amram, and clamorously asked for his portion. The Rabbi asked him whether he knew the condition, and had fulfilled it, and then the supplicant changed his tone, and said, 'Nay, but feed me as a dog is fed, who eats of the crumbs of the feast,' and the Rabbi hearkened to his words, and gave him of the corn."

Verse 27. - And she said, Truth, Lord; or better, but she said, Yea, Lord (Revised Version). Christ's answer might have seemed the climax of rejection, and to have at once closed the matter forever. But her love for her daughter, and her growing faith in Jesus, overcame all seeming hindrances. With a woman's ready wit, quickened by urgency and affection, she seizes the opportunity, and turns Christ's own words against himself. Thou sayest truth, she means; the Jews are the children; we are the dogs; and as dogs we claim our portion. This we can receive without defrauding the children of any of their food. Yet; καὶ, or καὶ γὰρ, for even; nam et (Vulgate). The Authorized Version injures the significance of the mother's reply, as if there were something adversative in the particles, which really introduce the confirmation of her assent. The dogs eat of the crumbs, etc. Dogs in the East have access to the rooms, and live on what they can pick up or on what is thrown to them. The fragments at meals were naturally numerous, the abundance being occasioned by the nature of the food, the use of fingers instead of spoons and forks, and the employment of pieces of bread as platters and napkins. We may paraphrase the Canaanite's reply thus: By calling us dogs, you virtually grant what I desire. You can do what I wish without infringing your rule, in the justice of which I humbly acquiesce. I claim nothing as a daughter of Abraham; I look only for uncovenanted mercies; I ask only for that portion which falls to the lot of the creatures which hold the lowest place in the household, and the loss of which will never be felt. Truly by humbling her Jesus educated her, taught her that her real plea was her unworthiness, that in acknowledgment of her degradation lay the force of her appeal. And in asking for this one act of mercy she is doing no wrong to the sons of the house. 15:21-28 The dark corners of the country, the most remote, shall share Christ's influences; afterwards the ends of the earth shall see his salvation. The distress and trouble of her family brought a woman to Christ; and though it is need that drives us to Christ, yet we shall not therefore be driven from him. She did not limit Christ to any particular instance of mercy, but mercy, mercy, is what she begged for: she pleads not merit, but depends upon mercy. It is the duty of parents to pray for their children, and to be earnest in prayer for them, especially for their souls. Have you a son, a daughter, grievously vexed with a proud devil, an unclean devil, a malicious devil, led captive by him at his will? this is a case more deplorable than that of bodily possession, and you must bring them by faith and prayer to Christ, who alone is able to heal them. Many methods of Christ's providence, especially of his grace, in dealing with his people, which are dark and perplexing, may be explained by this story, which teaches that there may be love in Christ's heart while there are frowns in his face; and it encourages us, though he seems ready to slay us, yet to trust in him. Those whom Christ intends most to honour, he humbles to feel their own unworthiness. A proud, unhumbled heart would not have borne this; but she turned it into an argument to support her request. The state of this woman is an emblem of the state of a sinner, deeply conscious of the misery of his soul. The least of Christ is precious to a believer, even the very crumbs of the Bread of life. Of all graces, faith honours Christ most; therefore of all graces Christ honours faith most. He cured her daughter. He spake, and it was done. From hence let such as seek help from the Lord, and receive no gracious answer, learn to turn even their unworthiness and discouragements into pleas for mercy.
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