New American Standard Bible
how he entered the house of God in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the consecrated bread, which is not lawful for anyone to eat except the priests, and he also gave it to those who were with him?"
King James Bible
How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?
Darby Bible Translation
how he entered into the house of God, in the section of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the shew-bread, which it is not lawful unless for the priests to eat, and gave even to those that were with him?
World English Bible
How he entered into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest, and ate the show bread, which is not lawful to eat except for the priests, and gave also to those who were with him?"
Young's Literal Translation
how he went into the house of God, (at 'Abiathar the chief priest,') and the loaves of the presentation did eat, which it is not lawful to eat, except to the priests, and he gave also to those who were with him?'
Mark 2:26 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Abiathar the priest - From 1 Samuel 21:1, it appears that Ahimelech was high priest at the time here referred to. And from 1 Samuel 23:6, it appears that "Abiathar" was the son of "Ahimelech." Some difficulty has been felt in reconciling these accounts. The probable reason as to why Mark says it was in the days of "Abiathar" is that Abiathar was better known than Ahimelech. The son of the high priest was regarded as his successor, and was often associated with him in the duties of his office. It was not improper, therefore, to designate him as high priest even during the life of his father, especially as that was the name by which he was afterward known. "Abiathar," moreover, in the calamitous times when David came to the throne, left the interest of Saul and fled to David, bringing with him the ephod, one of the special garments of the high priest. For a long time, during David's reign, he was high priest, and it became natural, therefore, to associate "his" name with that of David; to speak of David as king, and Abiathar the high priest of his time. This will account for the fact that he was spoken of rather than his father. At the same time this was strictly true, that this was done in the days of "Abiathar," who was afterward high priest, and was familiarly spoken of as such; as we say that "General" Washington was present at the defeat of Braddock and saved his army, though the title of "General" did not belong to him until many years afterward. Compare the notes at Luke 2:2.
showbread - See the notes at Matthew 12:4.
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.
"It shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a holy place; for it is most holy to him from the LORD'S offerings by fire, his portion forever."
1 Samuel 21:1
Then David came to Nob to Ahimelech the priest; and Ahimelech came trembling to meet David and said to him, "Why are you alone and no one with you?"
2 Samuel 8:17
Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and Seraiah was secretary.
1 Chronicles 24:6
Shemaiah, the son of Nethanel the scribe, from the Levites, recorded them in the presence of the king, the princes, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and the heads of the fathers' households of the priests and of the Levites; one father's household taken for Eleazar and one taken for Ithamar.
how he entered the house of God, and they ate the consecrated bread, which was not lawful for him to eat nor for those with him, but for the priests alone?
And He said to them, "Have you never read what David did when he was in need and he and his companions became hungry;
Jump to PreviousAbiathar Abi'athar Allowed Ate Bread Chief Companions Consecrated Eat Entered Except Food High High-Priesthood House Lawful Loaves Presentation Presented Priest Priests Section Shewbread Show Showbread Show-Bread Time Unless
Jump to NextAbiathar Abi'athar Allowed Ate Bread Chief Companions Consecrated Eat Entered Except Food High High-Priesthood House Lawful Loaves Presentation Presented Priest Priests Section Shewbread Show Showbread Show-Bread Time Unless
LinksMark 2:26 NIV
Mark 2:26 NLT
Mark 2:26 ESV
Mark 2:26 NASB
Mark 2:26 KJV
Mark 2:26 Bible Apps
Mark 2:26 Biblia Paralela
Mark 2:26 Chinese Bible
Mark 2:26 French Bible
Mark 2:26 German Bible
Mark 2:26 Commentaries