10 While He was reclining at the table in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came as guests to eat[a] with Jesus and His disciples.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 9:10 Lit came, they were reclining (at the table); at important meals the custom was to recline on a mat at a low table and lean on the left elbow.

10 Now in the house the disciples questioned Him again about this matter.

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Lord of the Sabbath

On a Sabbath,[a] He passed through the grainfields.(A) His disciples were picking heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating them.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 6:1 Other mss read a second-first Sabbath; perhaps a special Sabbath

So Jesus went up a mountain and sat down there with His disciples.

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Seven Chosen to Serve

In those days, as the number of the disciples(A) was multiplying, there arose a complaint by the Hellenistic Jews[a] against the Hebraic Jews[b] that their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 6:1 Jews of Gk language and culture
  2. Acts 6:1 Jews of Aram or Hb language and culture