Then Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man1 is Lord of the Sabbath."
On another Sabbath2 he went into the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was shriveled.
The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely3 to see if he would heal on the Sabbath.4
But Jesus knew what they were thinking5 and said to the man with the shriveled hand, "Get up and stand in front of everyone." So he got up and stood there.
Then Jesus said to them, "I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?"
He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He did so, and his hand was completely restored.
But they were furious6 and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus.
One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.7
When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles:8
Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew,
Matthew,9 Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot,