And answered them, saying
Murmuring secretly at what he had done:
which of you shall have an ass, or an ox fallen into a pit, and
will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?
being just ready to be drowned there; and therefore it must be much more right and necessary to cure a man, a reasonable creature, just drowning with a dropsy, as this man was. The Syriac and Persic versions, instead of "an ass", read "a son", very wrongly: a like kind of reasoning is used by Christ, in (See Gill on Matthew 12:11), (See Gill on Luke 13:15).