He put his hands on her, and at once she stood upright and began to glorify God.
But the president of the synagogue, indignant that Yeshua had healed on Shabbat, spoke up and said to the congregation, "There are six days in the week for working; so come during those days to be healed, not on Shabbat!"
However, the Lord answered him, "You hypocrites! Each one of you on Shabbat -- don't you unloose your ox or your donkey from the stall and lead him off to drink?
This woman is a daughter of Avraham, and the Adversary kept her tied up for eighteen years! Shouldn't she be freed from this bondage on Shabbat?"
By these words, Yeshua put to shame the people who opposed him; but the rest of the crowd were happy about all the wonderful things that were taking place through him.
So he went on to say, "What is the Kingdom of God like? With what will we compare it?
It is like a mustard seed that a man took and planted in his own garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds flying about nested in its branches."
Again he said, "With what will I compare the Kingdom of God?
It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with a bushel of flour, then waited until the whole batch of dough rose."
Yeshua continued traveling through town after town and village after village, teaching and making his way toward Yerushalayim.
Someone asked him, "Are only a few people being saved?"