Matthew 12:1

“At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

At that time, Iesus went on the Sabbath day thorow the corne, & his Disciples were an hungred, and beganne to pluck the eares of corne, and to eate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples became hungry and began to pick the heads {of grain} and eat.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

At that season Jesus went on the sabbath day through the grainfields; and his disciples were hungry and began to pluck ears and to eat.
- American Standard Version (1901)

At that time Jesus went through the fields on the Sabbath day; and his disciples, being in need of food, were taking the heads of grain.
- Basic English Bible

At that time Jesus went on the sabbath through the cornfields; and his disciples were hungry, and began to pluck the ears and to eat.
- Darby Bible

At that time Jesus went on the sabbath through the corn, and his disciples were hungry, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
- Webster's Bible

About that time Jesus passed on the Sabbath through the wheatfields; and His disciples became hungry, and began to gather ears of wheat and eat them.
- Weymouth Bible

At that time, Jesus went on the Sabbath day through the grain fields. His disciples were hungry and began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.
- World English Bible

In that tyme Jhesus wente bi cornes in the sabot day; and hise disciplis hungriden, and bigunnen to plucke the eris of corn, and to ete.
- Wycliffe Bible

At that time did Jesus go on the sabbaths through the corn, and his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck ears, and to eat,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:1


12:1 His disciples plucked the ears of corn, and ate - Just what sufficed for present necessity: dried corn was a common food among the Jews. #Mark 2:23|; Luke 6:1.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:1


Mt 12:1 The Pharisees Take Counsel Against and Seek to Destroy Jesus SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 12: Jesus Accused of Sabbath Breaking. The Son of Man Lord of the Sabbath. Healing the Withered Hand. The Pharisees Take Counsel to Destroy Jesus. The Tenderness of Christ. A Dumb and Blind Demoniac Healed. Accused of Help from the Devil to Cast Out Demons. A Divided Kingdom. Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit. Shall Give Account for Idle Words. The Sign of Jonah. The Queen of the South. His Mother and Brethren. Who Are My Mother and Brethren?. At that time. Compare Mr 2:23-28 Lu 6:1. About the time when grain begins to ripen in Judea, that is, not far from the first of May. Through the corn fields. Wheat or barley. The paths, the only roads, led and still lead through the grain fields in Palestine. Began to pluck. Permitted by Moses (De 23:25).

Discussion for Matthew 12:1

  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 1
    That old serpent, the devil, satan the accusser of brethren.The devil 's traits are visible and audible to his people.The disciples were falsely accussed of harvesting, while in actual fact they were only 'picking up grain '
  • Brother Joseph for verse 1
    I am trying to figure out why some versions say corn when others say grain. Was there a mistranslation or something else?
  • Tamara Beryl Latham for verse 1
    What many do not realize is there was corn(maize) in Egypt in biblical times, and Pharoah's dreams about the seven ears of corn were about real ears of corn, and not grain.

    Archeologist, Gunnar Thompson has unearthed 21 golden corncobs in Egypt. One picture of the corncob is c 1470 BC. This picture certainly looks like an ear of corn.

    According to Thompson most of the evidence comes from the temple of Queen Hatshepsut who reined as Queen or Pharoah from 1492 to 1458 BC
    You may google Press Release 04/28 the Atlantic Conference/

    PRESS RELEASE 04/28/2008--for release on or after May 17, 2008. SUBJECT: Egyptian Queen beat Columbusóby 3000 Years! FROM: New World Discovery ...

    Best,

    Tamara Beryl Latham

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