Jesus Heals a Withered Hand on the Sabbath
Interwoven Gospels

And he departed thence; and it came to pass on another Sabbath that He entered again into their synagogue and taught. And behold, there was a man there, and his right hand was withered. And the scribes and Pharisees were watching whether He would heal on the Sabbath: that they might find whereof to accuse Him. And they asked Him, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?' They did this so that they might accuse Him. But He knew their thoughts. Then said He to the man who had the withered hand, "Arise, and stand in the midst." And rising up, he stood there.

Then Jesus said to them: "I ask you, if it is lawful on the Sabbath to do good, or to do evil; to save life, or to destroy it?" But they kept silent. Then He said to them, "What man shall there be of you, who shall have one sheep, and if this fall into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not lay hold of it and lift it out? How much then is a man better than a sheep? So then it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath?'

And having looked around on them all with anger, being grieved at the hardness of their hearts, He saith to the man, "Stretch out thy hand." And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored, sound as the other. Then the Pharisees were filled with anger, and consulted with one another what they should do to Jesus. And they went out, and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him.

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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