Mark 2:27

“And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Mark 2:27

And hee said vnto them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath;
- Basic English Bible

And he said to them, The sabbath was made on account of man, not man on account of the sabbath;
- Darby Bible

And he said to them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
- Webster's Bible

And Jesus said to them: "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath;
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
- World English Bible

And he seide to hem, The sabat is maad for man, and not a man for the sabat; and so mannus sone is lord also of the sabat.
- Wycliffe Bible

And he said to them, `The sabbath for man was made, not man for the sabbath,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Mark 2:27

Wesley's Notes for Mark 2:27


2:27 The Sabbath was made for man - And therefore must give way to man's necessity.


People's Bible Notes for Mark 2:27


Mr 2:27 The sabbath was made for man. The Sabbath rest; that is, rest of one day in seven was made for man, not for Jews only. This implies that it is to be a universal institution; that the good of man requires it, and that it is not an arbitrary enactment, but a wise and benevolent provision for the welfare of the race. Experience shows that men are happiest, most moral, most prosperous and healthiest where it is devoutly observed.

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