Matthew 12:1-7 NIV

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them.

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2 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.”

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3 He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?

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4 He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread—which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests.

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5 Or haven’t you read in the Law that the priests on Sabbath duty in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are innocent?

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6 I tell you that something greater than the temple is here.

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    • 6 12:6 - ver 41,42
      7 If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ayou would not have condemned the innocent.

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