As He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath,
a woman was there who had been disabled by a spirita for over 18 years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.b12
When Jesus saw her, He called out to her,c "Woman, you are free of your disability."
Then He laid His hands on her, and instantly she was restored and began to glorify God.
But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, responded by telling the crowd, "There are six days when work should be done; therefore come on those days and be healed and not on the Sabbath day."
But the Lord answered him and said, "Hypocrites! Doesn't each one of you untie his ox or donkey from the feeding trough on the Sabbath and lead it to water?
Satan has bound this woman, a daughter of Abraham, for 18 years-shouldn't she be untied from this bondage on the Sabbath day?"
When He had said these things, all His adversaries were humiliated,d but the whole crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things He was doing.