Parallel Verses

Modern King James verseion

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

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?”

International Standard Version

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

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

The Pharisees said to Him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful 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?

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 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 And it happened that He went through the grainfields on the sabbath day. And as they walked His disciples began to pluck the heads of grain. 24 And the Pharisees said to Him, Behold, why do they do that which is not lawful on the sabbath day? 25 And He said to them, Have you never read what David did, when he had need and was hungry, he, and those with him?


Cross References

Exodus 20:10

But the seventh day is the Sabbath of Jehovah your God. You shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger within your gates.

Exodus 31:15

Six days may work be done, but on the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to Jehovah. Whoever does any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 35:2-3

Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you a holy day, a sabbath of rest to Jehovah. Whoever does work in it shall be put to death.

Numbers 15:32-36

And while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks on the sabbath day.

Nehemiah 13:15-22

In those days I saw in Judah some treading winepresses on the Sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and loading asses and also wine, grapes, and figs, and all kinds of burdens which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. And I testified against them in the day in which they sold food.

Isaiah 56:2

Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold on it; keeping the sabbath, from defiling it; and keeping his hand from doing any evil.

Isaiah 56:4

For so says Jehovah to the eunuchs who keep My Sabbath, and choose things that please Me, and take hold of My covenant;

Isaiah 56:6

Also the sons of the stranger, who join themselves to Jehovah to serve Him, and to love the name of Jehovah, to be His servants, everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and takes hold of My covenant;

Isaiah 58:13

If you turn your foot because of the Sabbath, from doing what you please on My holy days, and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of Jehovah, honorable; and shall honor Him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words,

Jeremiah 17:20-27

And say to them, Hear the Word of Jehovah, kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the people of Jerusalem who enter in by these gates!

Matthew 7:3-5

And why do you look on the splinter that is in your brother's eye, but do not consider the beam that is in your own eye?

Matthew 12:2

But when the Pharisees saw, they said to Him, Behold, your disciples do that which it is not lawful to do on the sabbath day.

Matthew 15:2-3

Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.

Matthew 23:23-24

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithes of mint and dill and cummin, and you have left undone the weightier matters of the Law, judgment, mercy, and faith. You ought to have done these and not to leave the other undone.

Mark 2:7

Why does this one speak such blasphemies? Who can forgive sins except God only?

Mark 2:16

And when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eat with tax-collectors and sinners, they said to His disciples, How is it that He eats and drinks with tax-collectors and sinners?

Hebrews 12:3

For consider Him who endured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest you be weary and faint in your minds.

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