New American Standard Bible
They were watching Him to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him.
King James Bible
And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
Darby Bible Translation
And they watched him if he would heal him on the sabbath, that they might accuse him.
World English Bible
They watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day, that they might accuse him.
Young's Literal Translation
and they were watching him, whether on the sabbaths he will heal him, that they might accuse him.
Mark 3:2 Parallel
'Whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is My brother, and My sister, and mother.'--Mark iii. 35. There was a conspiracy to seize Jesus because He is 'mad,' and Mary was in the plot! I. The example for us. (1) Of how all natural and human ties and affections are to be subordinated to doing God's will. Obedience to Him is the first and main thing to which everything else bows, and which determines everything. If others compete or interfere, reject them. Out of that common obedience new ties …
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And a man was there whose hand was withered. And they questioned Jesus, asking, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"-- so that they might accuse Him.
He said to the man with the withered hand, "Get up and come forward!"
The scribes and the Pharisees were watching Him closely to see if He healed on the Sabbath, so that they might find reason to accuse Him.
plotting against Him to catch Him in something He might say.
It happened that when He went into the house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, they were watching Him closely.
So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor.
They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground.
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