Mark 3:1

A Man with a Withered Hand

1 1Again 2he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand.

Mark 3:1 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 3:1

And he entered again into the synagogue
Perhaps in Capernaum, where he had before cast out the unclean spirit; but not on the same day, nor on that day he had had the debate with the Pharisees, about his disciples plucking the ears of corn on the sabbath day; but on another sabbath, perhaps the next; see ( Luke 6:6 ) .

And there was a man there which had a withered hand;
who came there either for a cure, knowing Christ to be in the synagogue, or for the sake of worship; (See Gill on Matthew 12:10).

Mark 3:1 In-Context

1 Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand.
2 And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him.
3 And he said to the man with the withered hand, "Come here."
4 And he said to them, "Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?" But they were silent.
5 And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.

Cross References 2

  • 1. For ver. 1-6, see Matthew 12:9-14; Luke 6:6-11
  • 2. Mark 1:29
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