Matthew 12:8

For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the sonne of man is Lord euen of the Sabbath day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the Son of man is lord of the sabbath.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the Son of man is lord of the Sabbath.
- Basic English Bible

For the Son of man is Lord of the sabbath.
- Darby Bible

For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath.
- Webster's Bible

For the Son of Man is the Lord of the Sabbath."
- Weymouth Bible

For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."
- World English Bible

For mannus Sone is lord, yhe, of the sabat.
- Wycliffe Bible

for the son of man is lord even of the sabbath.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:8


12:8 For the Son of man - Therefore they are guiltless, were it only on this account, that they act by my authority, and attend on me in my ministry, as the priests attended on God in the temple: is Lord even of the Sabbath - This certainly implies, that the Sabbath was an institution of great and distinguished importance; it may perhaps also refer to that signal act of authority which Christ afterward exerted over it, in changing it from the seventh to the first day of the week. If we suppose here is a transposition of the 7th and 8th verses, then the 8th verse is a proof of the 6th. #Mt 12:7|,8,6.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:8


Mt 12:8 For the Son of man is the Lord even of the Sabbath day. Because the Sabbath is made for humanity, the Lord of humanity is the Lord of the Sabbath. Observe, "is" the Lord of the Sabbath. He does not, then, abolish it, but has the right to make any change in it, in the interest of mankind, that seems to him wise. Neither Moses, nor any other mortal, ever claimed to be Lord of the Sabbath. This is a declaration of Divinity.

Discussion for Matthew 12:8

  • Nkosinathi Ngulube for verse 8
    I strongly believe that the grave could not hold the Lord of the Sabbath in equivalent manner that the sabbath could not pass by with the authority still held by a defeated death.He rose on the Sabbath for He is Lord over it.Bear in mind that since it was a high sabbath, And sign of Jonah being 3 days and 3 nights, Christ could not sleep a fourth night by not rising before 6pm of saturday evening.This is an evident exhibition of God's power at work, revealing and supporting that He is indeed the Lord of the Sabbath.
  • James Kimpson for verse 8
    It says that the 7th day of the week, Saturday, is the Lord's Day; not Sunday which is the first day of the week. People err in referring to Sunday as the Lord's Day. It is not biblical. Also, there is no biblical evidence that the Sabbath was ever "transferred" to the first day of the week.

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