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Dogs Under the Table


And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid. (Mark:7:24)


The phrase, “Entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid,” indicates that that house was a house, “Known” to the character Jesus.


For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: (Mark:7:25)


The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. (Mark:7:26)


Greek — a Grecian (that is non-Jewish) woman.

Syrophenician — a Syro-Phaenician woman that is a female native of Phaenicia in Syria.


But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. (Mark:7:27)


Children — (G5043) From the base of G5098; a child (as produced): — child daughter son.

G5098 — vindication that is (by implication) a penalty: — punishment.

Meet — properly beautiful but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally or morally) that is valuable or virtuous.

Children’s — Same as children; G5043.


And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs. (Mark:7:28)


Children’s — (G3813) a childling (of either sex) that is (properly) an infant or (by extension) a half-grown boy or girl; figuratively an immature Christian: — (little young) child damsel.


In the phrase, “Yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs,” the word, “Children’s” is found under a different reference number from the words, “Children” and “Children’s” in the very verse before!


The character Jesus and a “Syrophoenician” woman are having a conversation in a house that the character Jesus is hiding in.


During that conversation, they talk about casting forth the devil out of her daughter, when, during the conversation the character Jesus says, rather rudely, “Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.”


In verse twenty-seven chapter seven of the Gospel of Mark, the words, “Children and children’s” are, according to the reference number, found using the Strong’s Concordance, said to be, “Produced.”


In the next verse, verse twenty-eight chapter seven of the Gospel of Mark, same conversation, in the phrase, “Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs,” the word, “Children’s,” changes reference numbers!?


Suddenly, the woman from Syrophoenician and the character Jesus are talking about, again, according to the Strong’s Concordance, a “Childling” of either sex!?


The character Jesus is in a house known to him, talking to a woman who found him to ask his help in casting out a devil that has taken over her, “Childling.”


The character Jesus says it is not meet to take the, “Produced,” children’s bread, which means, the character Jesus is referring to his, “Biological” offspring!


And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter. (Mark:7:29)


And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed. (Mark:7:30)


And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. (Mark:7:31)


Decapolis — the ten-city region; the Decapolis a district in Syria: — Decapolis.


Matthew


Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. (Matthew:15:21)


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. (Matthew:15:22)


Canaan — a Chanaanaean (that is Kenaanite) or native of gentile Palestine.


In the Gospel of Mark:


For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: (Mark:7:25)


The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. (Mark:7:26)


The author of the Gospel of Matthew changed where the woman in the Gospel of Mark came from or the Gospel of Matthew is talking about a different situation.


But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. (Matthew:15:23)


In the Gospel of Mark:


But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. (Mark:7:27)


But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Matthew:15:24)


No surprise there! The author of the Gospel of Matthew has used that sentiment before:


These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: (Matthew:10:5)


But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Matthew:10:6)


Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. (Matthew:15:25)


But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. (Matthew:15:26)


And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. (Matthew:15:27)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs. (Mark:7:28)


Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour. (Matthew:15:28)


Luke


The author of the Gospel of Luke doesn’t have anything to say about, “Dogs Under the Table.”


The author of the Gospel of Luke has nothing to say about, “Feeding the Four Thousand,” the character Jesus, “Walking on the Sea” or “What Defiles a Man,” ….


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