Matthew 12:3

“But he said vnto them, Haue yee not read what Dauid did when hee was an hungred, and they that were with him,”

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But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;
- King James Version

But He said to them, "Have you not read what David did when he became hungry, he and his companions,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was hungry, and they that were with him;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But he said to them, Have you no knowledge of what David did when he had need of food, and those who were with him?
- Basic English Bible

But he said to them, Have ye not read what David did when he was hungry, and they that were with him?
- Darby Bible

But he said to them, Have ye not read what David did when he was hungry, and they that were with him;
- Webster's Bible

Have you never read, He replied, "what David did when he and his men were hungry?
- Weymouth Bible

But he said to them, "Haven't you read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him;
- World English Bible

And he seide to hem, Whether ye han not red, what Dauid dide, whanne he hungride, and thei that weren with hym?
- Wycliffe Bible

And he said to them, `Did ye not read what David did, when he was hungry, himself and those with him --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:3


12:3 Have ye not read what David did - And necessity was a sufficient plea for his transgressing the law in a higher instance.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:3


Mt 12:3 Have ye not read. The Lord answers them by citing the case of David, who, under necessity, took, ate, and gave to his followers the show bread which it was lawful for priests only to eat. Necessity rose higher than ceremonial. See 1Sa 21:1-6.

Discussion for Matthew 12

  • Cynthia
    I have been told so many times that you don't work on the sabbath. I am glad now that I read it myself to know that is not true. You can do good and help one another any day.
  • Agatha Motsamai
    What does this verse reveals to us in nowadays
  • D W L
    Jesus is in the Bible 943 times Our Father is 253 times Jehovah is in the Bible 4 times Jesus said ask the Father in my name and he will do it.
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 15-21 educate us of GOD's timing; we learn of another important moment in TIME when Jehovah / GOD 'once again' teaches us how great is HIS love for all mankind (as it relate to SALVATION); at this moment in Time GOD is preparing to mightily send the good-news of SALVATION through all the gentiles-lands: Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia, England, then across the sea to all of the Americas ...,
  • Bruce
    Neil: Verse 24: Pharisees Said Jesus is Casting Out Devils by Beelzebub The Prince of Devils. Verses 31-32: Speaking Blasphemy Against The Holy Ghost Will not be Forgiven, Never/ Not Believing is Not Blasphemy Against The Holy Ghost. All are Non-believers.Only When The Father Calls(John 6:44) Ask Forgiveness(1John 1:9) Washed by His Blood(Revelation 1:5) Baptized with The Holy Ghost(Mark 1:8)
  • Bruce
    Steve Read Verse 24. Their Saying Christ is Casting Out devils by Beelzebub( Calling The Holy Ghost The Prince of Devils)

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