Jesus clashes with Pharisees, pt 1

Matthew 12:1-21 KJVA

The Disciples Pluck Grain on the Sabbath

(Mark 2.23-28; Luke 6.1-5)

1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were ahungered, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.2But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was ahungered, and they that were with him;4 how he entered into the house of God, and did eat the showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?6But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.8For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

The Man with a Withered Hand

(Mark 3.1-6; Luke 6.6-11)

9And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:10and, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?12How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.13Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.14Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.

The Chosen Servant

15But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;16and charged them that they should not make him known:17that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,

18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen;

my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased:

I will put my Spirit upon him,

and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles.

19He shall not strive, nor cry;

neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

20A bruised reed shall he not break,

and smoking flax shall he not quench,

till he send forth judgment unto victory.

21And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

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King James Version 1611, spelling, punctuation and text formatting modernized by ABS in 1962; typesetting © 2010 American Bible Society.

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