One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain.124
The Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?"225
He answered, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need?26In the days of Abiathar the high priest,3 he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat.4 And he also gave some to his companions."527
Then he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man,6 not man for the Sabbath.728So the Son of Man8 is Lord even of the Sabbath."