profane. Our Eng. word "profane" = far from the temple. The Greek word here = to trample down and thus treat as common. Compare Acts 24:6.
(The Companion Bible E.W.Bullinger).
I think He is using the fact Priest on the sabbath day had to sacrifice for the people. They had duties that they had to fulfill even on the Sabbath Day. In that sense.
Matthew 12:3 "But He said unto them, "Have ye not read what David did,
when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;"
Jesus is quoting I Samuel 21:6; comparing His disciples.
Matthew 12:4 "How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the
shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which
were with him, but only for the priests?"
In light of this there's work to be done by the priest on The Sabbath Day.
Matthew 12:6 "But I way unto you, That in this place is One greater
than the temple."
The Pharisees are self-righteous hypocrites that really don't know Gods will or how or when Gods law applied in reality of lives lived. Before them stood one greater then the Temple. Emmanuel God with US.
Matthew 12:7 "But if ye had known what this meaneth, 'I will have
mercy, and not sacrifice', ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
Truth removes lies, and Gods word handled as real life, dispels foolish conclusions. Christ's disciples are innocent of their accusations.
Matthew 12:8 "For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day."
I use these commentaries to refresh my memory.
They are relatively accurate.I like them.