Matthew 12:13
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New International Version
Then he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other.

New Living Translation
Then he said to the man, "Hold out your hand." So the man held out his hand, and it was restored, just like the other one!

English Standard Version
Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other.

New American Standard Bible
Then He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand!" He stretched it out, and it was restored to normal, like the other.

King James Bible
Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then He told the man, "Stretch out your hand." So he stretched it out, and it was restored, as good as the other.

International Standard Version
Then he told the man, "Hold out your hand." He held it out and it became normal, as healthy as his other hand.

NET Bible
Then he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out and it was restored, as healthy as the other.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And then he said to that man, “Stretch out your hand”, and he stretched out his hand and it was restored like his other.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he said to the man, "Hold out your hand." The man held it out, and it became normal again, as healthy as the other.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he said to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like the other.

King James 2000 Bible
Then he said to the man, Stretch forth your hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like the other.

American King James Version
Then said he to the man, Stretch forth your hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

American Standard Version
Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, as the other.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then he saith to the man: Stretch forth thy hand; and he stretched it forth, and it was restored to health even as the other.

Darby Bible Translation
Then he says to the man, Stretch out thy hand. And he stretched [it] out, and it was restored sound as the other.

English Revised Version
Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, as the other.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then saith he to the man, Stretch out thy hand. And he stretched it out; and it was restored to a sound state like the other.

Weymouth New Testament
Then He said to the man, "Stretch out your arm." And he stretched it out, and it was restored quite sound like the other.

World English Bible
Then he told the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out; and it was restored whole, just like the other.

Young's Literal Translation
Then saith he to the man, 'Stretch forth thy hand,' and he stretched it forth, and it was restored whole as the other.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:9-13 Christ shows that works of mercy are lawful and proper to be done on the Lord's day. There are more ways of doing well upon sabbath days, than by the duties of worship: attending the sick, relieving the poor, helping those who need speedy relief, teaching the young to care for their souls; these are doing good: and these must be done from love and charity, with humility and self-denial, and shall be accepted, Ge 4:7. This, like other cures which Christ wrought, had a spiritual meaning. By nature our hands are withered, and we are unable of ourselves to do any thing that is good. Christ only, by the power of his grace, cures us; he heals the withered hand by putting life into the dead soul, works in us both to will and to do: for, with the command, there is a promise of grace given by the word.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. He is bid use his strength before he is told that it is given. The intellectual difficulties that might have occurred to him lose themselves fir the action. In the somewhat similar ease in Matthew 9:5, 6 there had been the preparation of forgiveness of sins. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other. Power is linked to obedience. Whole; i.e. sound, in complete health and vigour. The word comes more often in the account of the man healed at the pool of Bethesda than in all the rest of the New Testament.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then saith he to the man,.... That is, after he had looked round about upon them, to observe their countenances; and what answer they would make to his arguments; and with anger for their inhumanity and cruelty; being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, i.e. their unmercifulness to their fellow creatures, and the stupidity and blindness of their minds, being ignorant of the Scriptures, and of the sabbath, the nature, use, and Lord of it; which things are observed by the Evangelist Mark; then, in a commanding authoritative way, almighty power going along with his word, he says to the man who stood forth before him, and the Pharisees,

stretch forth thine hand, which was before contracted and shrivelled up;

and he stretched it forth with all the ease imaginable, and was, not only able to do this, but to make use of it any way;

for it was restored whole like as the other; his left hand, which had never been damaged. This was an instance of Christ's power; a proof of the lawfulness of healing on the sabbath day; and a rebuke to the Pharisees for their cruelty and uncharitableness. This man was an emblem of the inability of men to do anything that is spiritually good, and of the power and efficacy of divine grace to enable persons to stretch out their hands, and do things which they of themselves are not equal to.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth—the power to obey going forth with the word of command.

and it was restored whole, like as the other—The poor man, having faith in this wonderful Healer—which no doubt the whole scene would singularly help to strengthen—disregarded the proud and venomous Pharisees, and thus gloriously put them to shame.

Matthew 12:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Heals on the Sabbath
12"How much more valuable then is a man than a sheep! So then, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath." 13Then He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand!" He stretched it out, and it was restored to normal, like the other. 14But the Pharisees went out and conspired against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.
Cross References
Matthew 8:3
Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.

Matthew 11:5
The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.

Acts 28:8
His father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his hands on him and healed him.
Treasury of Scripture

Then said he to the man, Stretch forth your hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

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