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Matthew 12:5

    Matthew 12:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Or have ye not read in the law, that on the sabbath day the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are guiltless?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Or is it not said in the law, how the Sabbath is broken by the priests in the Temple and they do no wrong?

    Webster's Revision

    Or have ye not read in the law, that on the sabbath day the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are guiltless?

    World English Bible

    Or have you not read in the law, that on the Sabbath day, the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are guiltless?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath day the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are guiltless?

    Definitions for Matthew 12:5

    Sabbath - A rest; cessation from work.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 12:5

    The priests - profane the Sabbath - Profane, i.e. put it to what might be called a common use, by slaying and offering up sacrifices, and by doing the services of the temple, as on common days, Exodus 29:38; Numbers 28:9.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 12:5

    12:5 The priests in the temple profane the Sabbath - That is, do their ordinary work on this, as on a common day, cleansing all things, and preparing the sacrifices. A greater than the temple - If therefore the Sabbath must give way to the temple, much more must it give way to me.