Mark 2:23–3:8

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.”

Controversy Over Sabbath-Healing

Matt 12:9–13; Luke 6:6–10

3 And aHe entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a withered hand. So they bwatched Him closely, whether He would cheal him on the Sabbath, so that they might 1accuse Him. And He said to the man who had the withered hand, 2 Step forward.” Then He said to them, Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they kept silent. And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the dhardness of their hearts, He said to the man, Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored 3as whole as the other.

Pharisees Counsel to Destroy Jesus

Matt. 12:14–16; Luke 6:11

eThen the Pharisees went out and immediately plotted with fthe Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him.

But Jesus withdrew with His disciples to the sea. And a great multitude from Galilee followed Him, gand from Judea and Jerusalem and Idumea and beyond the Jordan; and those from Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they heard how hmany things He was doing, came to Him.

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