One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee,1 he was being carefully watched.2
There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy.
Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law,3 "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?"4
But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him away.
Then he asked them, "If one of you has a son or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull him out?"5
And they had nothing to say.