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.”
6 Now it happened [a]on the second Sabbath after the first that He went through the grainfields. And His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate them, rubbing them in their hands. 2 And some of the Pharisees said to them, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?”
3 But Jesus answering them said, “Have you not even read this,what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him:4 how he went into the house of God, took and ate the showbread, and also gave some to those with him,which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat?”5 And He said to them, “The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.”
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