New American Standard Bible
The Pharisees were saying to Him, "Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"
King James Bible
And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?
Darby Bible Translation
And the Pharisees said to him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath what is not lawful?
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?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
That which is not lawful - That is, that which they esteemed to be unlawful on the "Sabbath day." It was made lawful by Moses, without any distinction of days, but "they" had denied its lawfulness on the Sabbath. Christ shows them from their own law that it was "not" unlawful.
LibraryThe Secret of Gladness
'And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?'--Mark ii. 19. This part of our Lord's answer to the question put by John's disciples as to the reason for the omission of the practice of fasting by His followers. The answer is very simple. It is--'My disciples do not fast because they are not sad.' And the principle which underlies the answer is a very important one. It is this: that all outward forms of religion, appointed by man, ought only …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Works which Hallow the Sabbath
The Call of Matthew.
But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, "Look, Your disciples do what is not lawful to do on a Sabbath."
And He said to them, "Have you never read what David did when he was in need and he and his companions became hungry;
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