Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath
n Now it happened that He went through the grainfields on the Sabbath; and as they went His disciples began o to pluck the heads of grain.
And the Pharisees said to Him, "Look, why do they do what is p not lawful on the Sabbath?"
But He said to them, "Have you never read q what David did when he was in need and hungry, he and those with him:
"how he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the showbread, r which is not lawful to eat except for the priests, and also gave some to those who were with him?"
And He said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the s Sabbath.
"Therefore t the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Matthew 12:1 - 8
At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. And His disciples were hungry, and began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.
Luke 6:1 - 5
Now it happened on the second Sabbath after the first that He went through the grainfields. And His disciples plucked the heads of grain and ate them, rubbing them in their hands.
When you come into your neighbor's standing grain, you may pluck the heads with your hand, but you shall not use a sickle on your neighbor's standing grain.
But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.
Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
1 Samuel 21:1 - 6
Now David came to Nob, to Ahimelech the priest. And Ahimelech was afraid when he met David, and said to him, "Why are you alone, and no one is with you?
Then Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, by the door of the tabernacle of meeting.
They shall eat those things with which the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them; but an outsider shall not eat them, because they are holy.
Leviticus 24:5 - 9
And you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it. Two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake.
Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.
Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female servant and the stranger may be refreshed.
But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.
You made known to them Your holy Sabbath, And commanded them precepts, statutes and laws, By the hand of Moses Your servant.
Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.
"For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."