New Testament Sabbath


Matthew 12:1-12 (NIV)

1. At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them.
2. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.”
3. He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?
4. He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread—which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests.
5. Or haven’t you read in the Law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple desecrate the day and yet are innocent?
6. I tell you that one[a] greater than the temple is here.
7. If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent.
8. For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
9. Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue,
10. and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”
11. He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out?
12. How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

Matthew 28:1-3 (NIV)

1. After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
2. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
3. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.

Mark 1:20-22 (NIV)

20. Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
21. They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.
22. The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.

Mark 2:22-28 (NIV)

22. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, he pours new wine into new wineskins.”
23. One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain.
24. The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”
25. He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need?
26. In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.”
27. Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
28. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”

Mark 3:1-5 (NIV)

1. Another time he went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there.
2. Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath.
3. Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.”
4. Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent.
5. He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored.

Mark 6:1-3 (NIV)

1. Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples.
2. When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.
“Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles!
3. Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph,Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.

Mark 15:41-43 (NIV)

41. In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there.
42. It was Preparation Day (that is, the day before the Sabbath). So as evening approached,
43. Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body.

Mark 16:1-16 (NIV)

1. When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body.
2. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb
3. and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”
4. But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.
5. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
6. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.
7. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’ ”
8. Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.
9. When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.
10. She went and told those who had been with him and who were mourning and weeping.
11. When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it.
12. Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country.
13. These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either.
14. Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.
15. He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.
16. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

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