Parallel Bible results for Matthew 12:1-14

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Matthew 12:1-14

NLT 1 At about that time Jesus was walking through some grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, so they began breaking off some heads of grain and eating them. NIV 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. NLT 2 But some Pharisees saw them do it and protested, “Look, your disciples are breaking the law by harvesting grain on the Sabbath.” NIV 2 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.” NLT 3 Jesus said to them, “Haven’t you read in the Scriptures what David did when he and his companions were hungry? NIV 3 He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? NLT 4 He went into the house of God, and he and his companions broke the law by eating the sacred loaves of bread that only the priests are allowed to eat. NIV 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. NLT 5 And haven’t you read in the law of Moses that the priests on duty in the Temple may work on the Sabbath? NIV 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? NLT 6 I tell you, there is one here who is even greater than the Temple! NIV 6 I tell you that something greater than the temple is here. NLT 7 But you would not have condemned my innocent disciples if you knew the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ NIV 7 If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’you would not have condemned the innocent. NLT 8 For the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!” NIV 8 For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” NLT 9 Then Jesus went over to their synagogue, NIV 9 Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, NLT 10 where he noticed a man with a deformed hand. The Pharisees asked Jesus, “Does the law permit a person to work by healing on the Sabbath?” (They were hoping he would say yes, so they could bring charges against him.) NIV 10 and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus, they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” NLT 11 And he answered, “If you had a sheep that fell into a well on the Sabbath, wouldn’t you work to pull it out? Of course you would. NIV 11 He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? NLT 12 And how much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Yes, the law permits a person to do good on the Sabbath.” NIV 12 How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” NLT 13 Then he said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” So the man held out his hand, and it was restored, just like the other one! NIV 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. NLT 14 Then the Pharisees called a meeting to plot how to kill Jesus. NIV 14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.