New Living Translation
Since it was the Sabbath, Jesus' enemies watched him closely. If he healed the man's hand, they planned to accuse him of working on the Sabbath.
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:2 And they - The scribes and Pharisees, watched him, that they might accuse him - Pride, anger, and shame, after being so often put to silence, began now to ripen into malice.
LibraryAmbassadors for Christ
'And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodlans against Him, how they might destroy Him. 7. But Jesus withdrew Himself with His disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed Him, and from Judaa 8. And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaa beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things He did, came unto Him. 9. And He spake to His disciples, that a small ship should wait on Him because of the multitude, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Necessity of Divine Influences. [*Continued]
Jesus Angry with Hard Hearts
where he noticed a man with a deformed hand. The Pharisees asked Jesus, "Does the law permit a person to work by healing on the Sabbath?" (They were hoping he would say yes, so they could bring charges against him.)
Jesus said to the man with the deformed hand, "Come and stand in front of everyone."
The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees watched Jesus closely. If he healed the man's hand, they planned to accuse him of working on the Sabbath.
They wanted to trap him into saying something they could use against him.
One Sabbath day Jesus went to eat dinner in the home of a leader of the Pharisees, and the people were watching him closely.
Watching for their opportunity, the leaders sent spies pretending to be honest men. They tried to get Jesus to say something that could be reported to the Roman governor so he would arrest Jesus.
They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger.
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