One Sabbath, when Jesus went to share a meal in the home of one of the leaders of the Pharisees, they were watching him closely.
A man suffering from an abnormal swelling of the body was there.
Jesus asked the lawyers and Pharisees, "Does the Law allow healing on the Sabbath or not?"
But they said nothing. Jesus took hold of the sick man, cured him, and then let him go.
He said to them, "Suppose your child or ox fell into a ditch on the Sabbath day. Wouldn't you immediately pull it out?"
But they had no response.