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Matthew 15:26 King James Version (KJV)

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

Matthew 15:26 Amplified Bible (AMP)

26 And He replied, “It is not good (appropriate, fair) to take the [a]children’s bread and throw it to the [b]pet dogs.”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 15:26 A reference to the Jewish people.
  2. Matthew 15:26 Jews used kuon (dog) as a derogatory term referring to Gentiles. This dog (kuon) was a despised, filthy, homeless street scavenger. When speaking with this woman, Jesus uses a word for “dog” (kunarion) that refers to a household pet. The use of the word kunariois by both Jesus and the woman reflects the tenderness and spiritual depth of this exchange. More importantly, it foreshadows the fact that Gentile believers would not be spiritually homeless, but would also be welcomed into God’s household as His children. The gracious response of the woman recorded in v 27 confirms that on some level she understands this.
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