The New King James Version

Mark 2:23–28

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Controversy Over Sabbath-Work

Matt. 12:1–8; Luke 6:1–5

23 nNow it happened that He went through the grainfields on the Sabbath; and as they went His disciples began oto pluck the heads of grain. 24 And the Pharisees said to Him, “Look, why do they do what is pnot lawful on the Sabbath?”

25 But He said to them, “Have you never read qwhat David did when he was in need and hungry, he and those with him: 26 how he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the showbread, rwhich is not lawful to eat except for the priests, and also gave some to those who were with him?”

27 And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sSabbath. 28 Therefore tthe Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.”

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