A common complaint against the KJV is the old words. But really, I love the wording don’t find it at all to understand what is being said and frankly, find it actually drives me to actually think about what I am reading.
Can you honestly say you don’t understand what the Bible is teaching us in this passage?
Luk 6:1 And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
Luk 6:2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
Luk 6:3 And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him;
Luk 6:4 How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?
Luk 6:5 And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
Gill writes: “they had plucked them they rubbed them in their hands to get clean off the husk or beard, that were on them, and then ate the grains ” and this is just a spelling variation: “took the showbread, and ate of it “.
What is more important is the depth of teaching in the chapter.
Luke 6:5 And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
Luke 6:9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
Btw have you noticed who it was who choose and called these men, and the office he put them in?
Luke 6:13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
G652 ἀπόστολος apostolos Thayer Definition:
1) a delegate, messenger, one sent forth with orders 1a) specifically applied to the twelve apostles of Christ 1b) in a broader sense applied to other eminent Christian teachers 1b1) of Barnabas 1b2) of Timothy and Silvanus
Part of Speech: noun masculine A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G649
Strong defines it this way..”a delegate; specifically an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ (“apostle”), (with miraculous powers): – apostle, messenger, he that is sent.”
Although another Greek Word is used for our own role as ambassadors.
G4243 πρεσβεύω presbeuō Total KJV Occurrences: 2 ambassador, 1 Eph 6:20; ambassadors, 1 2Co 5:20
Finally, it’s hard to miss the challenging exhortations in this chapter. The short versions of the Beatitudes and the Woes. And the teaching.
Luk 6:27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
Luk 6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Luke 6:42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.
These are pretty good rocks to build upon in today’s challenging social and political culture.
Luk 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Luk 6:47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
Luk 6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
Luk 6:49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
Anyway if you just can’t stand the KJV, I love ya!