2:23 Jesus48 was going through the grain fields on a Sabbath, and his disciples began to pick some heads of wheat49 as they made their way. 2:24 So50 the Pharisees51 said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is against the law on the Sabbath?” 2:25 He said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he was in need and he and his companions were hungry—2:26 how he entered the house of God when Abiathar was high priest52 and ate the sacred bread,53 which is against the law54 for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to his companions?”55 2:27 Then56 he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for people,57 not people for the Sabbath. 2:28 For this reason the Son of Man is lord58 even of the Sabbath.”
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