The Bible in Its Traditions

Mark 2:23–28

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23  Now it came about as He was going through the grainfields on the Sabbath, that His disciples began to make [their] way picking the heads of grain.

23  And it happened that while Jesus was going through the wheat fields on the sabbath, his disciples walked and pulled up the ears of wheat.

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24  And the Pharisees said to Him, "Look, why do they do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"

24  But the Pharisees said to him, “Behold, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbaths?”

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25  But He said to them, "Have you never read what David did when he was in need, and became hungry, he and those with him?

25  And he said unto them, Did ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry, he, and they that were with him?

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26  How he entered into the house of God at the time Abiathar [was] high priest, and ate the showbread, which is not lawful to eat, except for the priests, and also gave to those who were with him?"

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27  And He said to them, "The Sabbath came into being for the sake of man, and not man for the sake of the Sabbath.

27  And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath

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28  So then the Son of Man is Lord, even of the Sabbath."

28  The Son of man therefore is the Lord also of the sabbath.