Luke 6:8

8 But He knew their thoughts and told the man with the paralyzed hand, "Get up and stand here." [a] So he got up and stood there.

Luke 6:8 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 6:8

But he knew their thoughts
Being the omniscient God; though they had said nothing of their intentions, he knew what they designed, should he heal the man with his withered hand, as they expected he would:

and said to the man which had the withered hand, rise up, and stand
forth in the midst.
The Syriac and Persic versions add, "of the synagogue", and which is the true sense; (See Gill on Mark 3:3)

and he arose and stood forth;
he rose up from his seat, and stood up in the midst of the synagogue, and of the people, that he might be seen of all.

Luke 6:8 In-Context

6 On another Sabbath He entered the synagogue and was teaching. A man was there whose right hand was paralyzed.
7 The scribes and Pharisees were watching Him closely, to see if He would heal on the Sabbath, so that they could find a charge against Him.
8 But He knew their thoughts and told the man with the paralyzed hand, "Get up and stand here." So he got up and stood there.
9 Then Jesus said to them, "I ask you: is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?"
10 After looking around at them all, He told him, "Stretch out your hand." He did so, and his hand was restored.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Lit stand in the middle