Bible: Luke 6:1-11

Lord of the Sabbath

6:1 Jesus 1  was going through the grain fields on 2  a Sabbath, 3  and his disciples picked some heads of wheat, 4  rubbed them in their hands, and ate them. 5  6:2 But some of the Pharisees 6  said, “Why are you 7  doing what is against the law 8  on the Sabbath? 6:3 Jesus 9  answered them, 10 Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry 6:4 how he entered the house of God, took 11  and ate the sacred bread, 12  which is not lawful 13  for any to eat but the priests alone, and 14  gave it to his companions? 15  6:5 Then 16  he said to them, “The Son of Man is lord 17  of the Sabbath.”

Healing a Withered Hand

6:6 On 18  another Sabbath, Jesus 19  entered the synagogue 20  and was teaching. Now 21  a man was there whose right hand was withered. 22  6:7 The experts in the law 23  and the Pharisees 24  watched 25  Jesus 26  closely to see if 27  he would heal on the Sabbath, 28  so that they could find a reason to accuse him. 6:8 But 29  he knew 30  their thoughts, 31  and said to the man who had the withered hand, “Get up and stand here.” 32  So 33  he rose and stood there. 6:9 Then 34  Jesus said to them, “I ask you, 35  is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath or to do evil, to save a life or to destroy it? 6:10 After 36  looking around 37  at them all, he said to the man, 38 Stretch out your hand.” The man 39  did so, and his hand was restored. 40  6:11 But they were filled with mindless rage 41  and began debating with one another what they would do 42  to Jesus.

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