MATTHEW 12:3

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;

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Matthew 12:3 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
he The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) he
said εἶπεν To speak or say (by word or writing) said
unto them, αὐτοῖς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons unto them
Have ye ἀνέγνωτε To know again, i.e., (by extension) to read Have ye
not Οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
read ἀνέγνωτε To know again, i.e., (by extension) to read read
what τί An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) what
David Δαβὶδ, David, the Israelite king David
did, ἐποίησεν To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) did
when ὅτε At which (thing) too, i.e., when when
he αὐτὸς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons he
was an hungred, ἐπείνασεν To famish (absolutely or comparatively); figuratively, to crave hungred
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
they οἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) they
that were οἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) that were
with μετ' Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) with
him; αὐτοῦ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him

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  • 1  At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.

  • 2  But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.

  • 3  But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;

  • 4  How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?

  • 5  Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?




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