John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came to Jesus and said to him, "Why do John's disciples and the Pharisees' disciples fast, but your disciples don't?" 19
Jesus replied, "Can wedding guests fast while the groom is still with them? As long as they have the groom with them, they cannot fast. 20
But the time will come when the groom will be taken away from them. Then they will fast.
21"No one patches an old coat with a new piece of cloth that will shrink. Otherwise, the new patch will shrink and rip away some of the old cloth, and the tear will become worse. 22People don't pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the wine will make the skins burst, and both the wine and the skins will be ruined. Rather, new wine is to be poured into fresh skins."
23Once on a day of worship Jesus was going through the grainfields. As the disciples walked along, they began to pick the heads of grain. 24The Pharisees asked him, "Look! Why are your disciples doing something that is not permitted on the day of worship?" 25Jesus asked them, "Haven't you ever read what David did when he and his men were in need and were hungry? 26Haven't you ever read how he went into the house of God when Abiathar was chief priest and ate the bread of the presence? He had no right to eat those loaves. Only the priests have that right. Haven't you ever read how he also gave some of it to his men?" 27Then he added, "The day of worship was made for people, not people for the day of worship. 28For this reason the Son of Man has authority over the day of worship."