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