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Mark 2:23

    Mark 2:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it came to pass, that he was going on the sabbath day through the grainfields; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And it came about that on the Sabbath day he was going through the grain-fields; and while they were walking, his disciples took the heads of grain.

    Webster's Revision

    And it came to pass, that he was going on the sabbath day through the grainfields; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears.

    World English Bible

    It happened that he was going on the Sabbath day through the grain fields, and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of grain.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it came to pass, that he was going on the sabbath day through the cornfields; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.

    Definitions for Mark 2:23

    Sabbath - A rest; cessation from work.

    Clarke's Commentary on Mark 2:23

    Went through the corn fields - See on Matthew 12:1 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Mark 2:23

    See Matthew 12:1-8.

    The cornfields - The fields sown with wheat or barley. The word "corn," in the Bible, refers only to grain of that kind, and never to "maize" or "Indian corn."

    To pluck the ears of corn - They were hungry, Matthew 12:1. They therefore gathered the wheat or barley as they walked and rubbed it in their hands to shell it, and thus to satisfy their appetite. Though our Lord was with them, and though he had all things at his control, yet he suffered them to resort to this method of supplying their wants. When Jesus, thus "with" his disciples, suffered them to be "poor," we may learn that poverty is not disgraceful; that God often suffers it for the good of his people; and that he will take care, in some way, that their wants shall be supplied. It was "lawful" for them thus to supply their needs. Though the property belonged to another, yet the law of Moses allowed the poor to satisfy their desires when hungry. See Deuteronomy 23:25.

    Wesley's Notes on Mark 2:23

    2:23 Mt 12:1; Lu 6:1.