Mark 2:23

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

23 1One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples 2began to pluck heads of grain.

Mark 2:23 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 2:23

And it came to pass
The Vulgate Latin adds, "again"; and so Beza says it was read in one of his copies:

that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day, and his
disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn,
and to rub them, and get the grain out of them, and eat them; (See Gill on Matthew 12:1).

Mark 2:23 In-Context

21 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made.
22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins--and the wine is destroyed, and so are the skins. But new wine is for fresh wineskins."
23 One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain.
24 And the Pharisees were saying to him, "Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"
25 And he said to them, "Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him:

Cross References 2

  • 1. For ver. 23-28, see Matthew 12:1-8; Luke 6:1-5
  • 2. Deuteronomy 23:25