Mark 2:25

25 He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need?

Read Mark 2:25 Using Other Translations

And he said unto them,Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?
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:
Jesus said to them, “Haven’t you ever read in the Scriptures what David did when he and his companions were hungry?

What does Mark 2:25 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Mark 2:25

And he said unto them
By way of answer to their question, and which was a full one, and enough to silence them:

have ye never read what David did;
referring to the history in ( 1 Samuel 21:1-15 ) .

when he had need:
of bread, was in great necessity, and in the utmost distress:

and was an hungered, he, and they that were with him?
which was a justifiable reason for what he and his company did; as it was for the action of the disciples; being in a like case, and therefore very appropriate to the purpose; (See Gill on Matthew 12:3).

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