KJV - 1 And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
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If you are not a practicing Jew then you have 7 days of sabbath. The bible says grace and peace. The word peace means to rest. We all must work to hold down a job as well as responsibilities but in all this we still need to rest in Him 2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness NIV 1 Tim 6:17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. NIV Hope this helps
Many times in the Bible events are fixed by linking them to events. For example the census that led Joseph and Mary to be in Bethlehem when Jesus was born is linked to the particular Roman emperor and governor of the time (Luke 2:1-2). So it is with fixing the date of this particular Sabbath. But first, some background. The Jewish year began with the month of Abib (Hebrew 'green corn'), which lasted from the middle of March to the middle of April. Leviticus 23 describes the Jewish feasts throughout the year. The year begins with the Passover (the 14th of Abib), and on the day after the following Sabbath (during the Feast of Unleavened Bread that began on 15th of Abib) the first fruits of the corn/grain should be offered unprocessed in the ear. (Note: this is regarded as a foreshadowing of the resurrurection of Jesus which took place on the day after the Sabbath of the Passover week, so it is a significant time for Jesus.) The Sabbath immediately following the Passover was therefore the 'first' or great Sabbath, and only after the offering of the first-fruits on the first day of the week after that sabbath, the harvest might be commenced and the new corn eaten. Harvesting (including eating) was not permitted before this, even though corn stood ripe in the fields. So now we know exactly on which day of the Jewish calendar the events of Luke 6:1-5 took place. On the 'second' sabbath after the 'first' or great Sabbath, we have the disciples eating ripe ears of corn/grain as they walked through a field. There was nothing wrong with what they were doing (according to the Law of Moses) because the offering of the first-fruits had already taken place previously on the first day of the week, and they immediately ate what they had picked (Deuteronomy 23:25), but the Pharisees had added on extra 'laws' regarding what they considered to be 'work' on the Sabbath. Another way to reckon the date is that seven weeks or Sabbaths were counted from this day to the feast of Pentecost, it was therefore the 'first' of these seven Sabbaths, as well as the 'second' with reference to the great Sabbath of the Passover.
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