Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

The Pharisees asked him, "Look! Why are they doing what is not lawful on Sabbath days?"

New American Standard Bible

The Pharisees were saying to Him, "Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"

King James Version

And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

Holman Bible

The Pharisees said to Him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?”

A Conservative Version

And the Pharisees said to him, Look, why are they doing what is not permitted on the Sabbath day?

American Standard Version

And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

Amplified

And the Pharisees said to Him, Look! Why are they doing what is not permitted or lawful on the Sabbath?

An Understandable Version

And the Pharisees asked Him, "Look, why are they [i.e., Jesus' disciples] doing what is against the law of Moses on the Sabbath day?"

Anderson New Testament

And the Pharisees said to him: See, why are they doing on the sabbath-day what is not lawful?

Bible in Basic English

And the Pharisees said to him, Why are they doing what it is not right to do on the Sabbath?

Common New Testament

And the Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?"

Daniel Mace New Testament

upon which the Pharisees said to him, pray observe how they trespass on the sabbath-day.

Darby Translation

And the Pharisees said to him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath what is not lawful?

Godbey New Testament

And the Pharisees continued to say to Him, Behold what they are doing on the Sabbath, which is not lawful.

Goodspeed New Testament

And the Pharisees said to him, "Look! Why are they doing what it is against the law to do on the Sabbath?"

John Wesley New Testament

And the Pharisees said to him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath that which is not lawful?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

Julia Smith Translation

And the Pharisees said to him, Behold, why do they in the sabbaths what is not lawful

King James 2000

And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the Pharisees began to say to him, "Behold, why are they doing what is not permitted on the Sabbath?"

Modern King James verseion

And the Pharisees said to Him, Behold, why do they do that which is not lawful on the sabbath day?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the Pharisees said unto him, "Behold, why do they on the Sabbath day that which is not lawful?"

Moffatt New Testament

The Pharisees said to him, "Look at what they are doing on the sabbath! That is not allowed."

Montgomery New Testament

"Look," said the Pharisees to him, "Why are they doing on the Sabbath Day what is against the law?"

NET Bible

So the Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what is against the law on the Sabbath?"

New Heart English Bible

And the Pharisees said to him, "Look, why do they do that which is not lawful on the Sabbath day?"

Noyes New Testament

And the Pharisees said to him, See, why are they doing on the sabbath that which is not lawful?

Sawyer New Testament

And the Pharisees said to him, See what they do on the sabbath, which it is not lawful to do.

The Emphasized Bible

And, the Pharisees, were saying, - See! why are they doing, on the Sabbath, what is not allowed?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And the Pharisees said to him, See, why are they doing on the sabbath, what is not lawful?

Twentieth Century New Testament

"Look!" the Pharisees said to him, "why are they doing what is not allowed on the Sabbath?"

Webster

And the Pharisees said to him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath that which is not lawful?

Weymouth New Testament

So the Pharisees said to Him, "Look! why are they doing what on the Sabbath is unlawful?"

Williams New Testament

So the Pharisees were saying to Him, "Just look! Why are they doing on the Sabbath what it is against the law to do?"

World English Bible

The Pharisees said to him, "Behold, why do they do that which is not lawful on the Sabbath day?"

Worrell New Testament

And the Pharisees said to them, "Behold, why are they doing on the sabbath that which is not lawful?"

Worsley New Testament

And the pharisees said to Him, See, why do they what is not lawful to be done on the sabbath-day?

Youngs Literal Translation

and the Pharisees said to him, 'Lo, why do they on the sabbaths that which is not lawful?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

the Pharisees
Φαρισαῖος 
Pharisaios 
Usage: 80

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045


Usage: 0

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

why
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

do they
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

on
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the sabbath day
σάββατον 
Sabbaton 
Usage: 48

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

is
ἔξεστι 
Exesti 
be lawful, may, let
Usage: 24

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

References

Context Readings

Plucking Grain On The Sabbath

23 Jesus happened to be going through the grain fields on a Sabbath. As they made their way, his disciples began picking the heads of grain. 24 The Pharisees asked him, "Look! Why are they doing what is not lawful on Sabbath days?" 25 He asked them, "Haven't you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need?


Cross References

Exodus 20:10

but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. You are not to do any work neither you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your livestock, nor any foreigner who lives among you

Exodus 31:15

Work may be done for six days, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does work on the Sabbath is certainly to die.

Exodus 35:2-3

For six days work is to be done, but on the seventh day you are to have a holy day, a Sabbath of complete rest in dedication to the LORD. Anyone who does work on that day is to be executed.

Numbers 15:32-36

As it was when the Israelis were in the wilderness, they found a man who was gathering wood on the Sabbath day.

Nehemiah 13:15-22

At that time I saw in Judah some who were treading wine presses on the Sabbath, bringing in sacks of grain, loading them onto donkeys, along with wine, grapes, figs, and all kinds of loads. They brought them into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. So I rebuked them on the day on which they were selling food.

Isaiah 56:2

Blessed is the one who does this, and the person that holds it fast, who observes the Sabbath without profaning it, and restrains his hands from practicing any evil.

Isaiah 56:4

For this is what the LORD says: "To the eunuchs who observe my Sabbaths, who choose the things that please me, and who hold fast my covenant

Isaiah 56:6

"Also, the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, and to bless the LORD'S name, observing the Sabbath without profaning it, and who hold fast my covenant

Isaiah 58:13

"If you keep your feet from trampling the Sabbath, from pursuing your own interests on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the LORD's holy day honorable; and if you honor it by not going your own ways and seeking your own pleasure or speaking merely idle words,

Jeremiah 17:20-27

Say to them, "Kings of Judah, all Judah, and all the residents of Jerusalem entering these gates, hear this message from the LORD.

Matthew 7:3-5

"Why do you see the speck in your brother's eye but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?

Matthew 12:2

When the Pharisees saw this, they told him, "Look! Your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath!"

Matthew 15:2-3

"Why do your disciples disregard the tradition of the elders? They don't wash their hands when they eat."

Matthew 23:23-24

"How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your mint, dill, and cummin, but have neglected the more important matters of the Law: justice, mercy, and faithfulness. These are the things you should have practiced, without neglecting the others.

Mark 2:7

"Why does this man talk this way? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"

Mark 2:16

When the scribes and the Pharisees saw him eating with sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples, "Why does he eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"

Hebrews 12:3

Think about the one who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you may not become tired and give up.

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