Luke 6:8

8 But 1he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, "Come and stand here." And he rose 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, 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.
9 And Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?"
10 And after looking around at them all he said to him, "Stretch out your hand." And he did so, and his hand was restored.

Cross References 1

  • 1. See Matthew 9:4