Matthew 12:8
New International Version
For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."

New Living Translation
For the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!”

English Standard Version
For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”

Berean Study Bible
For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

Berean Literal Bible
For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."

King James Bible
For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

New King James Version
For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”

New American Standard Bible
For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

NASB 1995
"For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."

NASB 1977
“For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

Amplified Bible
For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

Christian Standard Bible
For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."

American Standard Version
For the Son of man is lord of the sabbath.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For The Son of Man is Master of the Sabbath.”

Contemporary English Version
So the Son of Man is Lord over the Sabbath.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath.

English Revised Version
For the Son of man is lord of the sabbath.

Good News Translation
for the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The Son of Man has authority over the day of worship."

International Standard Version
for the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."

Literal Standard Version
for the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”

NET Bible
For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath."

New Heart English Bible
For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."

Weymouth New Testament
For the Son of Man is the Lord of the Sabbath."

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

Young's Literal Translation
for the son of man is lord even of the sabbath.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Lord of the Sabbath
7If only you had known the meaning of ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent. 8For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” 9Moving on from there, Jesus entered their synagogue,…

Cross References
Matthew 8:20
Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head."

Matthew 12:32
Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the one to come.

Matthew 12:40
For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.


Treasury of Scripture

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

Matthew 9:6
But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

Mark 2:28
Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Mark 9:4-7
And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus…









(8) For the Son of man.--The words contain the ground for the authoritative judgment of the previous verse. They assert that this also came within the limits of His jurisdiction as the Messiah, just as the power to forgive sins had been claimed by Him under the same title. In both instances, however, the choice of the title is significant. What is done is done by Him as the representative of humanity, acting, as it were, in its name, and claiming for it as such what He thus seems at first to claim for Himself as a special and absolute prerogative.

Verse 8. - Parallel passages: Mark 2:28; Luke 6:5. For. With immediate refer-once to guiltless. The Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day; is Lord of the sabbath (Revised Version); ere, being added in the Received Text from Mark and Luke. Christ clinches the argument, and at the same time explains his phrase in ver. 6. The temple is greater than the sabbath; I am greater than the temple; these my disciples are therefore guiltless; for, to put it briefly, I, whom they are following, am greater than the sabbath and rule over it. Observe, however, that Christ does not directly say "I," but the Son of man. The reason is seen in Mark, where a connecting link is given: "The sabbath was made for man. and not man for the sabbath: so that the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath." Christ there implies that the sabbath is inferior to man, not only because it exists for his sake (cf. 1 Corinthians 11:9),but also because it falls under the lordship referred to in Genesis 1:28; and therefore that he himself is really superior to it as man, and much more as the ideal Man (Matthew 8:20, note). Our saying is very condensed, but includes the name thought, omitting even as unnecessary, after having definitely pronounced the innocence of his disciples. (For the thought of the saying, cf. 2 Macc. 5:19, "God did not choose the people for the place's sake, but the place for the people's sake," and the Midrash 'Mechilta,' on Exodus 31:13, especially the words, "The sabbath is given to you, not yon to the sabbath." So also Talm. Bab., 'Yoma,' 85 b.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γάρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

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

Son
Υἱὸς (Huios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Man
ἀνθρώπου (anthrōpou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

Lord
κύριος (kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Sabbath.”
σαββάτου (sabbatou)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 4521: The Sabbath, a week.


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