One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and his disciples began to pick some heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat the kernels.1
Some of the Pharisees asked, "Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?"2
Jesus answered them, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?3
He entered the house of God, and taking the consecrated bread, he ate what is lawful only for priests to eat.4 And he also gave some to his companions."
Then Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man5 is Lord of the Sabbath."
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