Matthew 12:2-8 NIV

2 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, "Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath."1

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3 He answered, "Haven't you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?2

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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.3

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5 Or haven't you read in the Law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple desecrate the day4 and yet are innocent?

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6 I tell you that onea greater than the temple is here.5

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    • 6 12:6 - ver 41,42
    • a 12:6 - Or "something"; also in verses 41 and 42
      7 If you had known what these words mean, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice,'b6 you would not have condemned the innocent.

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      8 For the Son of Man7 is Lord of the Sabbath."

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