Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath(A)

23 (B)Now it happened that He went through the grainfields on the Sabbath; and as they went His disciples began (C)to pluck the heads of grain. 24 And the Pharisees said to Him, “Look, why do they do what is (D)not lawful on the Sabbath?”

25 But He said to them, “Have you never read (E)what David did when he was in need and hungry, he and those with him: 26 how he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the showbread, (F)which is not lawful to eat except for the priests, and also gave some to those who were with him?”

27 And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the (G)Sabbath. 28 Therefore (H)the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.”

Healing on the Sabbath(I)

And (J)He entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a withered hand. So they (K)watched Him closely, whether He would (L)heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might [a]accuse Him. And He said to the man who had the withered hand, [b]“Step forward.” Then He said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they kept silent. And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the (M)hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored [c]as whole as the other.

Footnotes

  1. Mark 3:2 bring charges against
  2. Mark 3:3 Lit. Arise into the midst
  3. Mark 3:5 NU omits as whole as the other