Matthew 12:9-14

A Man with a Withered Hand

9 He went on from there and 1entered their synagogue.
10 And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, 2"Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"--3so that they might accuse him.
11 He said to them, "Which one of you who has a sheep, 4if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out?
12 5Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So 6it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath."
13 Then he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And 7the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other.
14 But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.

Matthew 12:9-14 In-Context

7 And if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless.
8 For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath."
9 He went on from there and entered their synagogue.
10 And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"--so that they might accuse him.
11 He said to them, "Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out?
12 Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath."
13 Then he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other.
14 But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.
15 Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all
16 and ordered them not to make him known.

Cross References 7

  • 1. For ver. 9-14, see Mark 3:1-6; Luke 6:6-11
  • 2. [Luke 14:3]; See ver. 2
  • 3. [Luke 11:54; Luke 20:20; John 8:6]
  • 4. [Exodus 23:4, 5; Deuteronomy 22:4]
  • 5. Matthew 6:26; Matthew 10:31
  • 6. [John 5:16, 17]
  • 7. [1 Kings 13:4]
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