And it came to pass that he was going through the grainfields on the Sabbath. And as they made their way, his disciples began picking heads of grain. Bible see other translations

“he was going through the grainfields.” This record occurs in Matthew 12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28, and Luke 6:1-5. There were six incidents in the ministry of Jesus in which he showed that taking care of people was not considered “work” by God and thus was more important than keeping rules about the Sabbath that were made by humans. The six incidents were picking grain on the Sabbath and five healings (see commentary on Matt. 12:9).

Commentary for: Mark 2:23