Luke 13:10-17

New Revised Standard Version 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA.

Action - healing on the sabbath

{10}    Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
{11}                 And just then there appeared a woman
                                        with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years.
                                                        She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight.
{12}                          When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said,
                                                            "Woman, you are set free from your ailment."
{13}                                     When he laid his hands on her,
                                                                        immediately she stood up straight and began praising God.

Reaction - the Law

{14}     But the leader of the synagogue,
                            indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath,
                                            kept saying to the crowd,
                                                            "There are six days on which work ought to be done;
                                                                            come on those days and be cured,
                                                                                            and not on the sabbath day
."

Response - the Gospel

{15}    But the Lord answered him and said,
                                                            "You hypocrites!
                                                                            Does not each of you on the sabbath
                                                                                            untie his ox or his donkey from the manger,
                                                                                                            and lead it away to give it water
?
{16}                                                                    And ought not this woman,
                                                                                                            a daughter of Abraham
                                                                                                whom Satan bound for eighteen long years,
                                                                                       be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day
?"

Result - from losing face to joy

{17}     When he said this,         all his opponents were put to shame;
                                                      and the entire crowd was rejoicing
                                                                            at all the wonderful things that he was doing.

 

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