Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

12 At that time (A)Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and (B)they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, (C)“Look, your disciples are doing (D)what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” He said to them, (E)“Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate (F)the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? Or have you not read (G)in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? I tell you, (H)something greater than the temple is here. And if you had known (I)what this means, (J)‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. For (K)the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”

A Man with a Withered Hand

He went on from there and (L)entered their synagogue. 10 And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, (M)“Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—(N)so that they might accuse him. 11 He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, (O)if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 (P)Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So (Q)it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And (R)the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.

God's Chosen Servant

15 Jesus, aware of this, (S)withdrew from there. And (T)many followed him, and he healed them all 16 and (U)ordered them not to make him known. 17 (V)This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah:

18 (W)“Behold, my (X)servant whom I have chosen,
    my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased.
(Y)I will put my Spirit upon him,
    and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
19 He will not quarrel or cry aloud,
    nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets;
20 a bruised reed he will not break,
    and a smoldering wick he will not quench,
until he brings justice to victory;
21     (Z)and in his name the Gentiles will hope.”

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Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

23 (A)One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples (B)began to pluck heads of grain. 24 And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, (C)why are they doing (D)what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” 25 And he said to them, (E)“Have you never read (F)what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: 26 how he entered the house of God, in the time of[a] (G)Abiathar the high priest, and ate (H)the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” 27 And he said to them, (I)“The Sabbath was made for man, (J)not man for the Sabbath. 28 So (K)the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”

A Man with a Withered Hand

(L)Again (M)he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. And (N)they watched Jesus,[b] to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” And he said to them, (O)“Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. And he (P)looked around at them with anger, grieved at (Q)their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” (R)He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. (S)The Pharisees went out and immediately (T)held counsel with (U)the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

A Great Crowd Follows Jesus

(V)Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and (W)a great crowd followed, from Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem and (X)Idumea and from beyond the Jordan and from around (Y)Tyre and Sidon. When the great crowd heard all that he was doing, they came to him. And he told his disciples to (Z)have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, lest they (AA)crush him, 10 for (AB)he had healed many, so that all who had (AC)diseases pressed around him (AD)to touch him. 11 (AE)And whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they (AF)fell down before him and cried out, “You are (AG)the Son of God.” 12 And (AH)he strictly ordered them not to make him known.

Footnotes

  1. Mark 2:26 Or in the passage about
  2. Mark 3:2 Greek him

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

(A)On a Sabbath,[a] while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples (B)plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands. But some of the Pharisees said, (C)“Why are you doing (D)what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” And Jesus answered them, (E)“Have you not read (F)what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and took and ate (G)the bread of the Presence, (H)which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?” And he said to them, (I)“The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”

A Man with a Withered Hand

On another Sabbath, (J)he entered the synagogue (K)and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and the Pharisees (L)watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, (M)so that they might find a reason to accuse him. But (N)he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come and stand here.” And he rose and stood there. And Jesus said to them, “I ask you, (O)is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?” 10 And (P)after looking around at them all he said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” And (Q)he did so, and his hand was restored. 11 But they were filled with (R)fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 6:1 Some manuscripts On the second first Sabbath (that is, on the second Sabbath after the first)

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