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Matthew 15:27

    Matthew 15:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But she said, Yes, Lord: but even the dogs take the bits from under their masters' table.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 15:27

    Truth, Lord - Ναι κυριε, Yes, Lord. This appears to be not so much an assent, as a bold reply to our Lord's reason for apparently rejecting her suit.

    The little dogs share with the children, for they eat the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. I do not desire what is provided for these highly favored children, only what they leave: a single exertion of thy almighty power, in the healing of my afflicted daughter, is all that I wish for; and this the highly favored Jews can well spare, without lessening the provision made for themselves. Is not this the sense of this noble woman's reply?

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 15:27

    And she said, Truth, Lord ... - What you say is true.

    Let it be that the best food should be given to the children - let the Jews have the chief benefit of thy ministry; but the dogs beneath the table eat the crumbs. So let me be regarded as a dog, a pagan, as unworthy of everything. Yet grant one exertion of that almighty power displayed so signally among the Jews, and heal the despised daughter of a despised heathen mother."