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katapi HOME Plucking Grain on the Sabbath: Mt.12.1-8  (Mk.2.23-28  Lk.6.1-5    ) | NEB Index | notes
Matthew: 12
1 ONCE ABOUT THAT TIME Jesus took a walk on the Sabbath through the cornfields; and his disciples, feeling hungry, began to pluck some ears of corn and eat them. 2 The Pharisees noticed this, and said to him, 'Look, your disciples are doing something which is forbidden on the Sabbath.' 3 He answered, 'Have you not read what David did when he and his men were hungry? 4 He went into the House of God and ate the consecrated loaves, though neither he nor his men had a right to eat them, but only the priests. 5 Or have you not read in the Law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple break the Sabbath and it is not held against them? 6 I tell you, there is something greater than the temple here. 7 If you had known what that text means, "I require mercy, not sacrifice", you would not have condemned the innocent. 8 For the Son of Man is sovereign over the Sabbath.'
Mark: 2
23 One Sabbath he was going through the cornfields; and his disciples, as they went, began to pluck ears of corn. 24 The Pharisees said to him, 'Look, why are they doing what is forbidden on the Sabbath?' 25 He answered, 'Have you never read what David did when he and his men were hungry and had nothing to eat? 26 He went into the House of God, in the time of Abiathar the High Priest, and ate the consecrated loaves, though no one but a priest is allowed to eat them, and even gave them to his men.'
27 He also said to them, 'The Sabbath was made for the sake of man and not man for the Sabbath: 28 therefore the Son of Man is sovereign even over the Sabbath.'
Luke: 6
1 One Sabbath he was going through the cornfields, and his disciples were plucking the ears of corn, rubbing them in their hands, and eating them. 2 Some of the Pharisees said, 'Why are you doing what is forbidden on the Sabbath?' 3 Jesus answered, 'So you have not read what David did when he and his men were hungry? 4 He went into the House of God and took the consecrated loaves to eat and gave them to his men, though priests alone are allowed to eat them, and no one else.' 5 He also said, 'The Son of Man is sovereign even over the Sabbath.'

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