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Matthew 12:1-14 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

12 At that time, Jesus went on the Sabbath day through the corn; and His disciples were hungry and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat.

But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto Him, “Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the Sabbath day.”

But He said unto them, “Have ye not read what David did when he hungered and they that were with him:

how he entered into the house of God and ate the showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for those who were with him, but only for the priests?

Or have ye not read in the law how on the Sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are blameless?

But I say unto you, that in this place is One greater than the temple.

But if ye had known what this meaneth, ‘I will have mercy and not sacrifice,’ ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath day.”

And when He had departed thence, He went into their synagogue.

10 And behold, there was a man who had his hand withered. And they asked Him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath days?” — that they might accuse Him.

11 And He said unto them, “What man shall there be among you that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the Sabbath day, will not lay hold on it and lift it out?

12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath days.”

13 Then He said to the man, “Stretch forth thine hand.” And he stretched it forth, and it was restored whole like the other.

14 Then the Pharisees went out and held a council against Him, how they might destroy Him.


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