: New Testament Stories

One Sabbath-day Jesus went into the synagogue, and there He saw a man

that had a withered hand. By some means the muscles had lost their

power, and he could neither use his hand nor stretch it out. And the

Pharisees watched Jesus, to see if He would heal this man on the

Sabbath, that they might bring a charge against Him of breaking the

law. They asked Him, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath-day?" and He

replied by a
king who among them, if he had a sheep which had fallen

into a pit on the Sabbath-day, would not lay hold on it, and lift it

out. "How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is

lawful to do good on the Sabbath-day."

Then said He to the man, "Stretch forth thine hand." And he stretched

it forth, and it was made whole and healthy like the other.

Then the Pharisees went out and held a council against Him, to

consider how they might destroy Him; but when Jesus knew it, He

withdrew Himself from that part, and great multitudes followed Him,

and He healed them all.