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Matthew 12:1-7 (New American Standard)

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1 1At that atime Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples became hungry and began to 2pick the heads of grain and eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, "Look, Your disciples do what 3is not lawful to do on a Sabbath." 3 But He said to them, "Have you not read what David did when he became hungry, he and his companions , 4 how he entered the house of God, and 4they ate the bconsecrated bread, which was not lawful for him to eat nor for those with him, but for the priests alone? 5 "Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple cbreak the Sabbath and are innocent? 6 "But I say to you that something 5greater than the temple is here. 7 "But if you had known what this dmeans, '6I DESIRE eCOMPASSION, AND NOT A SACRIFICE,' you would not have condemned the innocent.
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