Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look at this glutton and drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and of sinners!' . . .
As Jesus was speaking, a Pharisee invited Him to dine with him; so He went in and reclined at the table.
1 Corinthians 9:19-22
Though I am free of obligation to anyone, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. . . .
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews.
But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law who was honored by all the people, stood up in the Sanhedrin and ordered that the men be put outside for a short time.
Looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, the scribes and Pharisees were watching Him closely to see if He would heal on the Sabbath.
Luke 11:53, 54
As Jesus went on from there, the scribes and Pharisees began to oppose Him bitterly and to ply Him with questions about many things, . . .
So they watched Him closely and sent spies who pretended to be sincere. They were hoping to catch Him in His words in order to hand Him over to the rule and authority of the governor.
Though the wicked lie in wait for the righteous, and seek to slay them,
My visitor speaks falsehood; he gathers slander in his heart; he goes out and spreads it abroad.
They fully intend to topple him from his lofty perch; they delight in lies; with their mouths they bless, but inwardly they curse. Selah
Psalm 64:5, 6
They hold fast to their evil purpose; they speak of hiding their snares. "Who will see them?" they say. . . .
for he is keeping track, inwardly counting the cost. "Eat and drink, " he says to you, but his heart is not with you.
For the ruthless will vanish, the mockers will disappear, and all who look for evil will be cut down--
those who indict a man with a word, who ensnare the mediator at the gate, and with empty charges deprive the righteous of justice.
Jeremiah 20:10, 11
For I have heard the whispering of many, "Terror is on every side! Report him; let us report him!" All my trusted friends watch for my fall: "Perhaps he will be deceived so that we may prevail against him and take our vengeance upon him." . . .
In order to accuse Him, they were watching to see if He would heal on the Sabbath.
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