New Living Translation
Jesus said to them, "Haven't you read in the Scriptures what David did when he and his companions were hungry?
King James Bible
But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;
Darby Bible Translation
But he said to them, Have ye not read what David did when he was hungry, and they that were with him?
World English Bible
But he said to them, "Haven't you read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him;
Young's Literal Translation
And he said to them, 'Did ye not read what David did, when he was hungry, himself and those with him --
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:3 Have ye not read what David did - And necessity was a sufficient plea for his transgressing the law in a higher instance.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xii. 33, "Either Make the Tree Good, and Its Fruit Good," Etc.
1. The Lord Jesus hath admonished us, that we be good trees, and that so we may be able to bear good fruits. For He saith, "Either make the tree good, and his fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt, for the tree is known by his fruit."  When He says, "Make the tree good, and his fruit good;" this of course is not an admonition, but a wholesome precept, to which obedience is necessary. But when He saith, "Make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt;" this is not a …
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1 Samuel 21:6
Since there was no other food available, the priest gave him the holy bread--the Bread of the Presence that was placed before the LORD in the Tabernacle. It had just been replaced that day with fresh bread.
But some Pharisees saw them do it and protested, "Look, your disciples are breaking the law by harvesting grain on the Sabbath."
He went into the house of God, and he and his companions broke the law by eating the sacred loaves of bread that only the priests are allowed to eat.
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