Luke 6:6

A Man with a Withered Hand

6 On another Sabbath, 1he entered the synagogue 2and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered.

Luke 6:6 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 6:6

And it came to pass also on another sabbath
Whether the following sabbath, or some time after, is not certain,

that he entered into the synagogue.
The Arabic version reads, "into their synagogue", as in ( Matthew 12:9 ) the synagogue of the Jews; in what place, whether at Capernaum, or some other city of Galilee, is not so clear: and taught;
explained the Scriptures to the people, and instructed them in the doctrines of the Gospel:

and there was a man whose right hand was withered;
who was in the synagogue, and one of his hearers; (See Gill on Matthew 12:10)

Luke 6:6 In-Context

4 how he entered the house of God and took and ate the bread of the Presence, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those with him?"
5 And he said to them, "The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath."
6 On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered.
7 And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse him.
8 But he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, "Come and stand here." And he rose and stood there.

Cross References 2

  • 1. For ver. 6-11, see Matthew 12:9-14; Mark 3:1-6
  • 2. See Mark 6:2
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