Luke 6:1-11

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

1 1On a Sabbath,[a] while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples 2plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands.
2 But some of the Pharisees said, 3"Why are you doing 4what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?"
3 And Jesus answered them, 5"Have you not read 6what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him:
4 how he entered the house of God and took and ate 7the bread of the Presence, 8which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?"
5 And he said to them, 9"The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath."

A Man with a Withered Hand

6 On another Sabbath, 10he entered the synagogue 11and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered.
7 And the scribes and the Pharisees 12watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, 13so that they might find a reason to accuse him.
8 But 14he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, "Come and stand here." And he rose and stood there.
9 And Jesus said to them, "I ask you, 15is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?"
10 And 16after looking around at them all he said to him, "Stretch out your hand." And 17he did so, and his hand was restored.
11 But they were filled with 18fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.

Luke 6:1-11 In-Context

1 On a Sabbath, while he was going through the grainfields, his disciples plucked and ate some heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands.
2 But some of the Pharisees said, "Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?"
3 And Jesus answered them, "Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him:
4 how he entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?"
5 And he said to them, "The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath."
6 On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered.
7 And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse him.
8 But he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, "Come and stand here." And he rose and stood there.
9 And Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?"
10 And after looking around at them all he said to him, "Stretch out your hand." And he did so, and his hand was restored.
11 But they were filled with fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.
12 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.
13 And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles:
14 Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew,
15 and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot,

Cross References 18

  • 1. For ver. 1-5, see Matthew 12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28
  • 2. Deuteronomy 23:25
  • 3. [Matthew 9:11]
  • 4. [Exodus 20:9-11]
  • 5. See Matthew 21:16
  • 6. 1 Samuel 21:1-6
  • 7. Exodus 25:30; Leviticus 24:5-9
  • 8. Exodus 25:30; Leviticus 24:5-9
  • 9. [Luke 5:24]
  • 10. For ver. 6-11, see Matthew 12:9-14; Mark 3:1-6
  • 11. See Mark 6:2
  • 12. Luke 14:1; Luke 20:20; [Luke 11:54]
  • 13. [John 8:6]
  • 14. See Matthew 9:4
  • 15. Luke 14:3
  • 16. Mark 3:34; Mark 5:32; Mark 10:23; [Mark 10:21]
  • 17. [1 Kings 13:4]
  • 18. 2 Timothy 3:9(Gk.)

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Some manuscripts On the second first Sabbath (that is, on the second Sabbath after the first)
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