Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keeps not the sabbath day. Others said…
There is no word or action but may be taken with two hands; either with the right hand of charitable construction, or the sinister interpretation of malice and suspicion; and all things do succeed as they are taken. To construe an evil action well is but a pleasing and profitable deceit to myself; but to misconstrue a good thing is a treble wrong to myself, the action, and the author (Romans 14:10).
(Bp. Hall.)There is an odious spirit in many men, who are better pleased to detect a fault than commend a virtue.
Parallel VersesKJV: Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.