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Matthew 12:1-21

Sabbath Questions

12 (A)At that [a]time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples became hungry and began to (B)pick the heads of grain and eat. But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, “Look, Your disciples do what (C)is not lawful to do on a Sabbath.” But He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he became hungry, he and his companions, how he entered the house of God, and (D)they ate the [b]consecrated bread, which was not lawful for him to eat nor for those with him, but for the priests alone? Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple [c]break the Sabbath and are innocent? But I say to you that something (E)greater than the temple is here. But if you had known what this [d]means, ‘(F)I desire [e]compassion, and not a sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent.

Lord of the Sabbath

For (G)the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

(H)Departing from there, He went into their synagogue. 10 And a man was there whose hand was withered. And they questioned [f]Jesus, asking, “(I)Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—so that they might accuse Him. 11 And He said to them, (J)What man [g]is there among you who [h]has a sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 (K)How much more valuable then is a man than a sheep! So then, it is lawful to do [i]good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then He *said to the man, “Stretch out your hand!” (L)He stretched it out, and it was restored to [j]normal, like the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and [k](M)conspired against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.

15 But Jesus, [l]aware of this, withdrew from there. Many followed Him, and (N)He healed them all, 16 and (O)warned them not to [m]tell who He was. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet:

18 (P)Behold, My [n]Servant whom I [o]have chosen;
(Q)My Beloved in whom My soul [p]is well-pleased;
(R)I will put My Spirit upon Him,
(S)And He shall proclaim [q]justice to the [r]Gentiles.
19 (T)He will not quarrel, nor cry out;
Nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.
20 (U)A battered reed He will not break off,
And a smoldering wick He will not put out,
Until He [s]leads [t]justice to victory.
21 (V)And in His name the [u]Gentiles will hope.”


  1. Matthew 12:1 Or occasion
  2. Matthew 12:4 Or showbread; lit loaves of presentation
  3. Matthew 12:5 Or profane
  4. Matthew 12:7 Lit is
  5. Matthew 12:7 Or mercy
  6. Matthew 12:10 Lit Him
  7. Matthew 12:11 Lit will be from you
  8. Matthew 12:11 Lit will have
  9. Matthew 12:12 Lit well
  10. Matthew 12:13 Lit health
  11. Matthew 12:14 Lit took counsel
  12. Matthew 12:15 Lit knowing
  13. Matthew 12:16 Lit make Him known
  14. Matthew 12:18 Lit Child
  15. Matthew 12:18 Lit chose
  16. Matthew 12:18 Or took pleasure
  17. Matthew 12:18 Or judgment
  18. Matthew 12:18 Or nations
  19. Matthew 12:20 Or puts forth
  20. Matthew 12:20 Or judgment
  21. Matthew 12:21 Or nations
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Mark 3

Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

(A)He (B)entered again into a synagogue; and a man was there whose hand was withered. (C)They were watching Him to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, (D)so that they might accuse Him. He *said to the man with the withered hand, [a]Get up and come forward!” And He *said to them, “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save a life or to kill?” But they kept silent. After (E)looking around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, He *said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately began [b]conspiring with the (F)Herodians against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.

(G)Jesus withdrew to the sea with His disciples; and (H)a great multitude from Galilee followed; and also from Judea, and from Jerusalem, and from (I)Idumea, and beyond the Jordan, and the vicinity of (J)Tyre and Sidon, a great number of people heard of all that He was doing and came to Him. (K)And He told His disciples that a boat should stand ready for Him because of the crowd, so that they would not crowd Him; 10 for He had (L)healed many, with the result that all those who had (M)afflictions pressed around Him in order to (N)touch Him. 11 Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they would fall down before Him and shout, “You are (O)the Son of God!” 12 And He (P)earnestly warned them not to [c]tell who He was.

The Twelve Are Chosen

13 And He *went up on (Q)the mountain and *(R)summoned those whom He Himself wanted, and they came to Him. 14 And He appointed twelve, so that they would be with Him and that He could send them out to preach, 15 and to have authority to cast out the demons. 16 And He appointed the twelve: (S)Simon (to whom He gave the name Peter), 17 and [d]James, the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of [e]James (to them He gave the name Boanerges, which means, “Sons of Thunder”); 18 and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and [f]James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the [g]Zealot; 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him.

20 And He *came [h](T)home, and the (U)crowd *gathered again, (V)to such an extent that they could not even eat [i]a meal. 21 When (W)His own [j]people heard of this, they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, “(X)He has lost His senses.” 22 The scribes who came down (Y)from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by [k](Z)Beelzebul,” and “(AA)He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.” 23 (AB)And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in (AC)parables, “How can (AD)Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 If (AE)Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but [l]he is finished! 27 (AF)But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.

28 (AG)Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29 but (AH)whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin” 30 because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

31 (AI)Then His mother and His brothers *arrived, and standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him. 32 A crowd was sitting around Him, and they *said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You.” 33 Answering them, He *said, “Who are My mother and My brothers?” 34 Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He *said, (AJ)Behold My mother and My brothers! 35 For whoever (AK)does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother.”


  1. Mark 3:3 Lit Arise into the midst
  2. Mark 3:6 Lit giving counsel
  3. Mark 3:12 Lit make Him known
  4. Mark 3:17 Or Jacob
  5. Mark 3:17 Or Jacob
  6. Mark 3:18 Or Jacob
  7. Mark 3:18 Or Cananaean
  8. Mark 3:20 Lit into a house
  9. Mark 3:20 Lit bread
  10. Mark 3:21 Or kinsmen
  11. Mark 3:22 Or Beezebul; others read Beelzebub
  12. Mark 3:26 Lit he has an end
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Luke 6

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

(A)Now it happened that He was passing through some grainfields on a Sabbath; and His disciples (B)were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating the grain. But some of the Pharisees said, “Why do you do what (C)is not lawful on the Sabbath?” And Jesus answering them said, “Have you not even read (D)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 the [a]consecrated bread which (E)is not lawful for any to eat except the priests alone, and gave it to his companions?” And He was saying to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

(F)On another Sabbath He entered (G)the synagogue and was teaching; and there was a man there [b]whose right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees (H)were watching Him closely to see if He healed on the Sabbath, so that they might find reason to accuse Him. But He (I)knew [c]what they were thinking, and He said to the man with the withered hand, “Get up and [d]come forward!” And he got up and [e]came forward. And Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save a life or to destroy it?” 10 After (J)looking around at them all, He said to him, “Stretch out your hand!” And he did so; and his hand was restored. 11 But they themselves were filled with [f]rage, and discussed together what they might do to Jesus.

Choosing the Twelve

12 It was [g]at this time that He went off to (K)the mountain to (L)pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. 13 And when day came, (M)He called His disciples to Him and chose twelve of them, whom He also named as (N)apostles: 14 Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; and [h]James and John; and Philip and Bartholomew; 15 and (O)Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot; 16 Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

17 Jesus (P)came down with them and stood on a level place; and there was (Q)a large crowd of His disciples, and a great throng of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of (R)Tyre and Sidon, 18 who had come to hear Him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were being cured. 19 And all the [i]people were trying to (S)touch Him, for (T)power was coming from Him and healing them all.

The Beatitudes

20 And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, (U)Blessed are [j]you who are poor, for (V)yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are [k]you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. 22 (W)Blessed are you when men hate you, and (X)ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man. 23 Be glad in that day and (Y)leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For (Z)in the same way their fathers used to [l]treat the prophets. 24 But woe to (AA)you who are rich, for (AB)you are receiving your comfort in full. 25 Woe to you who [m]are well-fed now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. 26 Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to [n]treat the (AC)false prophets in the same way.

27 “But I say to you who hear, (AD)love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, (AE)pray for those who [o]mistreat you. 29 (AF)Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your [p]coat, do not withhold your [q]shirt from him either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. 31 [r](AG)Treat others the same way you want [s]them to treat you. 32 (AH)If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 (AI)If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. 35 But (AJ)love your enemies, and do good, and lend, [t]expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be (AK)sons of (AL)the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. 36 [u]Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

37 (AM)Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; [v](AN)pardon, and you will be pardoned. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. They will [w]pour (AO)into your lap a (AP)good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

39 And He also spoke a parable to them: (AQ)A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 (AR)A [x]pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will [y]be like his teacher. 41 Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 42 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye. 43 (AS)For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, [z]on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit. 44 (AT)For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush. 45 (AU)The good man out of the good [aa]treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; (AV)for his mouth speaks from [ab]that which fills his heart.

Builders and Foundations

46 (AW)Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47 (AX)Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and [ac]acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who [ad]dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the [ae]torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. 49 But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the [af]torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.”


  1. Luke 6:4 Or showbread; lit loaves of presentation
  2. Luke 6:6 Lit and his
  3. Luke 6:8 Lit their thoughts
  4. Luke 6:8 Lit stand into the middle
  5. Luke 6:8 Lit stood
  6. Luke 6:11 Lit folly
  7. Luke 6:12 Lit in these days
  8. Luke 6:14 Or Jacob, also vv 15 and 16
  9. Luke 6:19 Lit crowd
  10. Luke 6:20 Lit the
  11. Luke 6:21 Lit the
  12. Luke 6:23 Lit do to
  13. Luke 6:25 Lit having been filled
  14. Luke 6:26 Lit do to
  15. Luke 6:28 Or revile
  16. Luke 6:29 I.e. outer garment
  17. Luke 6:29 Or tunic; i.e. garment worn next to body
  18. Luke 6:31 Lit Do to
  19. Luke 6:31 Lit people
  20. Luke 6:35 Or not despairing at all
  21. Luke 6:36 Or Become
  22. Luke 6:37 Lit release
  23. Luke 6:38 Lit give
  24. Luke 6:40 Or disciple
  25. Luke 6:40 Or reach his teacher’s level
  26. Luke 6:43 Lit again
  27. Luke 6:45 Or treasury, storehouse
  28. Luke 6:45 Lit the abundance of
  29. Luke 6:47 Lit does
  30. Luke 6:48 Lit dug and went deep
  31. Luke 6:48 Lit river
  32. Luke 6:49 Lit river
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