"For 1the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."
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2Departing from there, He went into their synagogue.
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And a man was there whose hand was withered. And they questioned Jesus, asking, "3Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"-so that they might accuse Him.
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And He said to them, "4What man is there among you who has a sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not take hold of it and lift it out?
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"5How much more valuable then is a man than a sheep! So then, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath."
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Then He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand!" 6He stretched it out, and it was restored to normal, like the other.
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But the Pharisees went out and 7conspired against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.
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But Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. Many followed Him, and 8He healed them all,
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and 9warned them not to tell who He was.
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This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet:
"10BEHOLD, MY SERVANT WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN; 11MY BELOVED IN WHOM MY SOUL is WELL-PLEASED; 12 I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM, 13 AND HE SHALL PROCLAIM JUSTICE TO THE GENTILES.
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