What To Make of Jesus’ Law-Breaking Ways
10Now [Jesus] was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for
eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight.
12When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free
from your ailment.” 13When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood
up straight and began praising God. 14But the leader of the synagogue,
indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd,
“There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and
be cured, and not on the sabbath day.” 15But the Lord answered him and
said, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or
his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? 16And ought
not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long
years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?” 17When he said this,
all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all
the wonderful things that he was doing.