Matthew 12:3-4

3 He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?
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.

Matthew 12:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 But he said unto them,Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;
ESV
3 He said to them, "Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him:
NLT
3 Jesus said to them, “Haven’t you read in the Scriptures what David did when he and his companions were hungry?
MSG
3 Jesus said, "Really? Didn't you ever read what David and his companions did when they were hungry,
CSB
3 He said to them, "Haven't you read what David did when he and those who were with him were hungry-

Matthew 12:3-4 In-Context

1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them.
2 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.”
3 He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?
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.
5 Or haven’t you read in the Law that the priests on Sabbath duty in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are innocent?
6 I tell you that something greater than the temple is here.

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