12 At that time aJesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. And His disciples were hungry, and began to bpluck heads of grain and to eat. 2 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him, “Look, Your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath!”
3 But He said to them, “Have you not read cwhat David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and ate dthe showbread which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him, ebut only for the priests? 5 Or have you not read in the flaw that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple 1profane the Sabbath, and are blameless? 6 Yet I say to you that in this place there is gOne greater than the temple. 7 But if you had known what this means, h‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of Man is Lord 2even of the Sabbath.”
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