Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Matthew 12:12 in English Standard Version "Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”" Mt 6:26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Mt 10:31 Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Joh 5:16 And this was why the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath.