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

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

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.

Discussion for Mark 2:27

  • Jesus was in Eden at the beginning. He instituted the 7th day as the Eternal Sabbath for all mankind, not just Jews.
  • Prince godday ojo for verse 27
    What I know here is two knowledge I think we can learn here, 1 mark 2:27 mean that we have right to eat on sabbath, because sabbath is made for man to rest, the bible say in Genesis 2:2 was the seven day and God rested,, so what does rest mean rest is part of eating and relaxing, , that is why jesus said sabbath is made for man in other words is made for man to eat and relax or rest, ,, Then in verse 28, , he add to it that even himself Is lord of the sabbath in other words he is before moses exit that give them the law he has been in existence John 1:1
  • Jose tross for verse 27
    What other day is bleesed by God.
  • it simply means that man was created and then the sabbath was given unto him after God Himself kept the 1st one then after which He gave man to keep the rest. so man was created fast then sabbath and not sabbath then man

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