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