Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on a Sabbath day.
A woman there had been disabled by an evil spirit for 18 years. She was bent over and could not stand up straight.
Jesus saw her. He asked her to come to him. He said to her, "Woman, you will no longer be disabled. I am about to set you free."
Then he put his hands on her. Right away she stood up straight and praised God.
Jesus had healed the woman on the Sabbath day. This made the synagogue ruler angry. He told the people, "There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days. But do not come on the Sabbath."
The Lord answered him, "You pretenders! Doesn't each of you go to the barn and untie his ox or donkey on the Sabbath day? Then don't you lead it out to give it water?
This woman is a member of Abraham's family line. But Satan has kept her disabled for 18 long years. Shouldn't she be set free on the Sabbath day from what was keeping her disabled?"
When Jesus said this, all those who opposed him were put to shame. But the people were delighted. They loved all the wonderful things he was doing.