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

King James Bible
And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

Darby Bible Translation
But she answered and says to him, Yea, Lord; for even the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

World English Bible
But she answered him, "Yes, Lord. Yet even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."

Young's Literal Translation
And she answered and saith to him, 'Yes, sir; for the little dogs also under the table do eat of the children's crumbs.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The woman was a Greek - Rosenmuller has well observed, that all heathens or idolaters were called Ἑλληνες, Greeks, by the Jews; whether they were Parthians, Medes, Arabs, Indians, or Ethiopians. Jews and Greeks divided the whole world at this period.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Psalm 145:16 You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing.

Isaiah 45:22 Look to me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel...

Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good...

Luke 7:6-8 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, Lord...

Luke 15:30-32 But as soon as this your son was come, which has devoured your living with harlots, you have killed for him the fatted calf...

Acts 11:17,18 For as much then as God gave them the like gift as he did to us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I...

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

Romans 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich to all that call on him.

Romans 15:8,9 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers...

Ephesians 2:12-14 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise...

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

Library
The Pattern of Service
'He touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, He sighed, and saith Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.'--Mark vii 33, 34. For what reason was there this unwonted slowness in Christ's healing works? For what reason was there this unusual emotion ere He spoke the word which cleansed? As to the former question, a partial answer may perhaps be that our Lord is here on half-heathen ground, where aids to faith were much needed, and His power had to be veiled that it might be beheld. Hence the miracle is
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Second Sermon for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
(From the Gospel for the day) This sermon tells us how a man who truly loves God, whose ears have been opened to receive the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit, is neither lifted up in joy nor cast down in sorrow. Mark vii. 37.--"He hath done all things well: He maketh both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak." WE read in the Gospel for this day, that as our blessed Lord was going from one place to another, they brought unto Him a man who was born deaf and dumb; as must needs be; for he who is
Susannah Winkworth—The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler

Things which Defile
"And He called to Him the multitude again, and said unto them, Hear Me all of you, and understand: there is nothing from without the man, that going into him can defile him: but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man. And when He was entered into the house from the multitude, His disciples asked of Him the parable. And He saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Perceive ye not, that whatsoever from without goeth into the man, it cannot defile him; because
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

The Children and the Dogs
"And from thence He arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered into a house, and would have no man know it; and He could not be hid. But straightway a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of Him, came and fell down at His feet. Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. And she besought Him that He would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. And He said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

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

Mark 7:27
"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."

Mark 7:29
Then he told her, "For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter."

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