*I'd like to what it really means by bread that fell on the table.
So we see Jesus withdrawing from the hyprocrits to "the parts of"
two places God pronounced harsh judgment against, Tyre and Sidon.
The parts of means the boundary of. This may mean that we sinners who are willing to repent rather than hide our sins or cover our sins are within the borders of these cursed places.
This also has to do with the Canaanite women thinking of Jesus has bread fallen from the table. He is off of the good land, being pushed aside by the naughty children of the master, and fallen on the floor where the Gentile dogs may feed on Him.
Verse 22 says that a Canaanitish
woman approached Jesus. She was of the race of the Canaanites who also had been under a curse pronounced in Genesis 9:25,26)
"And he [Noah] said, cursed be Canaan: A servant of servants shall he be to his brothers."
This woman though cried out in an inappropriate way to the Jewish Messiah because of her standing in relation to Israel.
" And behold, a Canaanite woman came out from those borders and cried out, saying, Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! "
Jesus at first ignores her. I could not see why Jesus ignored her until I was taught that she addressed Him as only an Israelite had the ground to address Him - " Son of David "
It is my opinion which I could not prove, that maybe, Jesus being Son of God, knew about this woman's personal life. Maybe ( and I don't know ) He being God incarnate had knowledge of her words in the past. Perhaps she despised the Jews with different words in her past.
Regardless, Jesus rather rudely ignores her at first. Then Jesus tells her that the children's bread is not for the little dogs. The Messiah of Israel is sent first to the children of Israel.
" But He answered and said, I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. "
Then she simply calls Him "Lord"
rather than "Son of David"
and they converse.
"But she came and worshipped Him, saying, Lord, help me!
But He answered and said, It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the little dogs. "
We'll see that the woman admitted that she was a little Gentile dog. And Jesus was the Jewish Messiah yet pushed off of the table of the land of Israel. To her Jesus was a crumb fallen from the table.
The religionists disrespected Christ. They discarded and rejected "meal" God provided for His theocratic nation was being rejected. Yet this becomes a blessing for the Gentiles as the dogs can eat the bread fallen from the table of the children.