Mark 2:24
New International Version
The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”

New Living Translation
But the Pharisees said to Jesus, “Look, why are they breaking the law by harvesting grain on the Sabbath?”

English Standard Version
And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?”

Berean Study Bible
So the Pharisees said to Him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”

Berean Literal Bible
And the Pharisees were saying to Him, "Behold, why do they that which is unlawful on the Sabbaths?"

King James Bible
And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

New King James Version
And the Pharisees said to Him, “Look, why do they do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?”

New American Standard Bible
The Pharisees were saying to Him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?”

NASB 1995
The Pharisees were saying to Him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?”

NASB 1977
And the Pharisees were saying to Him, “See here, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?”

Amplified Bible
The Pharisees said to Him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”

Christian Standard Bible
The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Pharisees said to Him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?”

American Standard Version
And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing something that is illegal on the Sabbath?”

Contemporary English Version
Some Pharisees asked Jesus, "Why are your disciples picking grain on the Sabbath? They are not supposed to do that!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Pharisees said to him: Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

English Revised Version
And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

Good News Translation
So the Pharisees said to Jesus, "Look, it is against our Law for your disciples to do that on the Sabbath!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Pharisees asked him, "Look! Why are your disciples doing something that is not permitted on the day of worship?"

International Standard Version
The Pharisees asked him, "Look! Why are they doing what is not lawful on Sabbath days?"

Literal Standard Version
and the Pharisees said to Him, “Behold, why do they do on the Sabbaths that which is not lawful?”

NET Bible
So the Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what is against the law on the Sabbath?"

New Heart English Bible
And the Pharisees said to him, "Look, why do they do that which is not lawful on the Sabbath day?"

Weymouth New Testament
So the Pharisees said to Him, "Look! why are they doing what on the Sabbath is unlawful?"

World English Bible
The Pharisees said to him, "Behold, why do they do that which is not lawful on the Sabbath day?"

Young's Literal Translation
and the Pharisees said to him, 'Lo, why do they on the sabbaths that which is not lawful?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Lord of the Sabbath
23One Sabbath Jesus was passing through the grainfields, and His disciples began to pick the heads of grain as they walked along. 24So the Pharisees said to Him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” 25Jesus replied, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need?…

Cross References
Matthew 12:2
When the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, "Look, Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath."

Mark 2:25
Jesus replied, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need?


Treasury of Scripture

And the Pharisees said to him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

why.

Mark 2:7,16
Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? …

Matthew 7:3-5
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? …

Matthew 15:2,3
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread…

that.

Exodus 20:10
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

Exodus 31:15
Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 35:2,3
Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death…









Verse 24. - That which is not lawful. The supposed unlawfulness was not the plucking of the ears of corn with the hand, which was expressly permitted by the Law (Deuteronomy 23:25), but the plucking and eating on the sabbath day.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[So]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Pharisees
Φαρισαῖοι (Pharisaioi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5330: Of Hebrew origin; a separatist, i.e. Exclusively religious; a Pharisean, i.e. Jewish sectary.

said
ἔλεγον (elegon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

to Him,
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“Look,
Ἴδε (Ide)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 2400: See! Lo! Behold! Look! Second person singular imperative middle voice of eido; used as imperative lo!

why
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

are they doing
ποιοῦσιν (poiousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

what
(ho)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

is unlawful
ἔξεστιν (exestin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1832: It is permitted, lawful, possible.

on the
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Sabbath?”
σάββασιν (sabbasin)
Noun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4521: The Sabbath, a week.


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