Matthew 12:3

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

But he said vnto them, Haue yee not read what Dauid did when hee was an hungred, and they that were with him,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.

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