Matthew 12:5

“Or haue yee not read in the law, how that on the Sabbath dayes the Priests in the Temple profane the Sabbath, and are blamelesse?”

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Other Translations

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?
- King James Version

"Or have you not read in the Law, that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple break the Sabbath and are innocent?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Or have ye not read in the law, that on the sabbath day the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are guiltless?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or is it not said in the law, how the Sabbath is broken by the priests in the Temple and they do no wrong?
- Basic English Bible

Or have ye not read in the law that on the sabbaths the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
- Darby Bible

Or have ye not read in the law, that on the sabbath the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
- Webster's Bible

And have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the Temple break the Sabbath without incurring guilt?
- Weymouth Bible

Or have you not read in the law, that on the Sabbath day, the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are guiltless?
- World English Bible

Or whether ye han not red in the lawe, that in sabotis prestis in the temple defoulen the sabotis, and thei ben with oute blame?
- Wycliffe Bible

`Or did ye not read in the Law, that on the sabbaths the priests in the temple do profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:5


12:5 The priests in the temple profane the Sabbath - That is, do their ordinary work on this, as on a common day, cleansing all things, and preparing the sacrifices. A greater than the temple - If therefore the Sabbath must give way to the temple, much more must it give way to me.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:5


Mt 12:5 The priests . . . profane the sabbath. The Sabbath was the busiest day of the week for the priests in the temple service. In this they rightly broke the ordinary Sabbath law, because the temple service set aside the law. Compare Joh 7:22,23.

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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