The New Testament
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Matthew 12:1Matthew 12:14


IV. The King's Being Rejected

A. The Establishment of Rejection

1. The Cause of Rejection

1 1aAt that time Jesus went on the bSabbath through the grainfields. And His disciples became hungry and began to pick cears of grain and eat.

2 But the Pharisees, seeing this, said to Him, Behold, Your disciples are doing what is 1anot lawful to do on the Sabbath.

3 But He said to them, Have you not 1aread what 2bDavid did when he became hungry, and those who were with him;

4 How he entered into the house of God, and they ate the abread of the presence, which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him, except for the bpriests only?

5 Or have you not 1aread in the law that on the bSabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless?

6 But I say to you that something 1agreater than the btemple is here.

7 But if you knew what this means, a"I desire mercy and not sacrifice,'' you would not have condemned the guiltless.

8 For the aSon of Man is 1Lord of the Sabbath.

9 And adeparting from there, He came into their synagogue.

10 And behold, a man who had a withered 1hand was there. And they asked Him, saying, Is it alawful to heal on the Sabbath? so that they might baccuse Him.

11 And He said to them, What man will there be among you who will have one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and alift it out?

12 Of how much amore value then is a man than a sheep! So then it is blawful to do well on the Sabbath.

13 Then He said to the man, Stretch out your hand. And he stretched it out and it was 1restored, as sound as the other.

14 But the Pharisees, going out, took acounsel against Him as to how they might 1bdestroy Him.