Mark 2:23-28

2:23 It happened that he was going on the Sabbath day through the grain fields, and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of grain. 2:24 The Pharisees said to him, “Behold, why do they do that which is not lawful on the Sabbath day?”

2:25 He said to them, “Did you never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry—he, and those who were with him? 2:26 How he entered into God’s house when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the show bread, which is not lawful to eat except for the priests, and gave also to those who were with him?

2:27 He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 2:28 Therefore the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”


Out of order? No, reading Luke 6:1-5 I thought I’d noted this already but I hadn’t. I prefer the Mark. In particular, Luke omits Mark 2:27.

So, a question for Bible scholars: the action of David’s referred to in 2:25-6 — is it in the OT, and if so, where is it?


  1. candidchatter said

    David’s action is in 1 Samuel 21:6, but read further up to get the context of the story. 🙂

  2. Ivan said

    Thanks Heidi!

    I took the liberty of adding a link to the World English Bible. If you have a preferred online Bible let me know, and I’ll link to that instead.

  3. candidchatter said

    I just usu check because I can get whatever version I want. But, you can link whatever you want to link.

  4. Ivan said

    Thanks. I’ve added it to my links. I’ve reviewed the Bible Resources links, and I’ve decided my favourite is the Online parallel Bible, so I’ll probably link to that from now on.

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