New Living Translation
Then Jesus said to them, "The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath.
King James Bible
And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to them, The sabbath was made on account of man, not man on account of the sabbath;
World English Bible
He said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
Young's Literal Translation
And he said to them, 'The sabbath for man was made, not man for the sabbath,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:27 The Sabbath was made for man - And therefore must give way to man's necessity.
LibraryThe Friend of Sinners
(Preached in London.) MARK ii. 15, 16. And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him. And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners they said onto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners? We cannot wonder at the scribes and Pharisees asking this question. I think that we should most of us ask the …
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God
The Sick of the Palsy
The Son of Man
"You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but on the seventh day you must stop working. This gives your ox and your donkey a chance to rest. It also allows your slaves and the foreigners living among you to be refreshed.
"Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you.
but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the LORD your God. On that day no one in your household may do any work. This includes you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, your oxen and donkeys and other livestock, and any foreigners living among you. All your male and female servants must rest as you do.
So the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!"
So don't let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths.
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