‘It is not fair
To take the children’s food
And throw it to the dogs.’”
ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν Οὐκ ἔστιν καλὸν λαβεῖν τὸν ἄρτον τῶν τέκνων καὶ βαλεῖν τοῖς κυναρίοις.
This time Jesus answered her like in Mark, chapter 7:27. Jesus responded (ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν) that it was not right or fair (Οὐκ ἔστιν καλὸν) to take the children’s food or bread (λαβεῖν τὸν ἄρτον τῶν τέκνων) and feed it, throw it, or cast it to the unclean dogs (καὶ βαλεῖν τοῖς κυναρίοις). His food was for the children of Israel.
“God will shatter the heads of his enemies.
God will shatter the hairy crown
Of those who walk in their guilty ways.
‘I will bring them back from Bashan.
I will bring them back from the depths of the sea.
Thus you may bathe your feet in blood.
The tongues of your dogs
May have their share from the foe.’”
After the rousing praise for God, now we turn to the action of God. He was going to shatter the heads of his enemies. He would smash the hairy crowns of the guilty ones. He would bring them back from the mountains of Bashan, the Golan Heights, and from the depths of sea. Why would he bring his foes? Then the Israelites could bathe their feet in the blood of their enemies. After that the dogs could have a portion of their bodies. This was a gruesome description of the guilty enemies of God.