12 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. And His disciples were hungry, and began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him, “Look, Your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath!”
3 But He said to them, “Have you not readwhat David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him:4 how he entered the house of God and atethe showbread which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him,but only for the priests?5 Or have you not read in thelaw that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple[a]profane the Sabbath, and are blameless?6 Yet I say to you that in this place there isOne greater than the temple.7 But if you had known what this means,‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.8 For the Son of Man is Lord[b]even of the Sabbath.”
23 Now it happened that He went through the grainfields on the Sabbath; and as they went His disciples began to pluck the heads of grain. 24 And the Pharisees said to Him, “Look, why do they do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?”
25 But He said to them, “Have you never readwhat 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,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 theSabbath.28 Thereforethe Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.”
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