New International Version
He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss 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.
Darby Bible Translation
But he answering said, It is not well to take the bread of the children and cast it to the dogs.
World English Bible
But he answered, "It is not appropriate to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
Young's Literal Translation
and he answering said, 'It is not good to take the children's bread, and to cast to the little dogs.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The children's bread - The salvation provided for the Jews, who were termed the children of the kingdom. And cast it to the κυναριοις, little dogs - to the curs; such the Gentiles were reputed by the Jewish people, and our Lord uses that form of speech which was common among his countrymen. What terrible repulses! and yet she still perseveres!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
It is not.
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.
Eversley, Second Sunday in Lent, 1872. St Matthew xv. 22-28. "And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
The Perseverance of Faith
The Deaf Stammerer Healed and Four Thousand Fed.
Third Withdrawal from Herod's Territory.
"Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
The woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me!" she said.
"Yes it is, Lord," she said. "Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table."
"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."
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