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Matthew 12:1-8 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

12 In that time Jesus went by corns in the sabbath day [on the sabbath day]; and his disciples hungered, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.

And the Pharisees, seeing, said to him, Lo! thy disciples do that thing that is not leaveful to them to do in [the] sabbaths.

And he said to them, Whether ye have not read, what David did, when he hungered, and they that were with him?

how he entered into the house of God, and ate loaves of proposition, which loaves it was not leaveful to him to eat, neither to them that were with him, but to priests alone?[a]

Or whether ye have not read in the law, that in the sabbaths priests in the temple defoul the sabbaths, and they be without blame?

And I say to you, that here is a greater than the temple. [Soothly I say to you, for this is more than the temple.]

And if ye knew, what it is, I will mercy, and not sacrifice, ye should never have condemned innocents.

For man's Son is Lord, yea, of the sabbath. [Truly man's Son is Lord also of the sabbath.]

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 12:4 how he entered into the house of God, and ate loaves of proposition, or putting forth/either setting forth, which was not leaveful to him to eat, neither to them that were with him, no but to priests only?

Matthew 12:1-8 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

The disciples pluck the ears of grain. He defends them, heals the withered hand, helps the possessed man who was blind and dumb, rebukes the unfaithful who insist on having signs, and shows who are his brother, sister, and mother.

12 At that time Jesus went through the grain on the Sabbath days. And his disciples were hungry, and began to pluck the ears of grain and to eat. When the Pharisees saw that, they said to him, Look, your disciples are doing that which is not lawful to do on the Sabbath day. He said to them, Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those also who were with him? How he entered into the house of God and ate the hallowed loaves, which were not lawful for him to eat, neither for those who were with him, but only for the priests? Or have you not read in the law how the priests in the temple break the Sabbath day, and yet are blameless? But I say to you that there is one here greater than the temple. So then if you had known what this means: I require mercy, and not sacrifice – you would never have condemned the innocent. For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day.

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Matthew 12:1-8 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

12 1 The disciples pluck the ears of corn. 6 Mercy, sacrifice. 10 The withered hand is healed. 12 We must do good on the Sabbath. 22 The possessed is holpen. 25 A kingdom divided. 31 Sin, blasphemy. 33 The good or evil tree. 34 Vipers. 38 The Ninevites. 42 The Queen of Sheba. 48 The true mother and brethren of Christ.

At [a]that time Jesus went on a Sabbath day through the corn, and his disciples were an hungered, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat.

And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the Sabbath.

But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did when he was an hungered, and they that were with him?

How he went into the house of God, and did eat the [b]showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the Priests?

Or have ye not read in the Law, how that on the Sabbath days the Priests in the Temple [c]break the Sabbath, and are blameless?

But I say unto you, that here is one greater than the Temple.

Wherefore if ye knew what this is, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the innocents.

For the son of man is Lord, even of the Sabbath.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 12:1 Of the true sanctifying of the Sabbath, and the abrogating of it.
  2. Matthew 12:4 The Hebrews call it bread of faces, because it stood before the Lord all the weeks upon the golden table appointed to that service, Lev. 24:6.
  3. Matthew 12:5 When the Priests do God’s service upon the Sabbath day, yet they break not the Law: much less doth the Lord of the Sabbath break the Sabbath.
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Matthew 12:1-8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

12 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, 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 was an hungred, and they that were with him; how he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? Or have ye not read in the law, how that 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.

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