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Passage Lookup: Matthew 12:1-14

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Matthew 12:1
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(a)At that [a]time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples became hungry and began to (b)pick the heads of grain and eat.
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Matthew 12:2
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But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, "Look, Your disciples do what (c)is not lawful to do on a Sabbath."
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Matthew 12:3
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But He said to them, "Have you not read what David did when he became hungry, he and his companions,
Matthew 12:4
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how he entered the house of God, and (d)they ate the [b]consecrated bread, which was not lawful for him to eat nor for those with him, but for the priests alone?
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Matthew 12:5
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Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple [c]break the Sabbath and are innocent?
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Matthew 12:6
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But I say to you that something (e)greater than the temple is here.
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Matthew 12:7
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But if you had known what this [d]means, ‘(f)I desire [e] compassion, and not a sacrifice ,' you would not have condemned the innocent.
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Matthew 12:8
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For (g)the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."
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Matthew 12:9
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(h)Departing from there, He went into their synagogue.
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Matthew 12:10
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And a man was there whose hand was withered. And they questioned [f]Jesus, asking, "(i)Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"—so that they might accuse Him.
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Matthew 12:11
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And He said to them, "(j)What man [g]is there among you who [h]has a sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not take hold of it and lift it out?
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Matthew 12:12
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(k)How much more valuable then is a man than a sheep! So then, it is lawful to do [i]good on the Sabbath."
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Matthew 12:13
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Then He *said to the man, "Stretch out your hand!" (l)He stretched it out, and it was restored to [j]normal, like the other.
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Matthew 12:14
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But the Pharisees went out and [k](m)conspired against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.
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