It also happened on another Sabbath that he entered again into the synagogue and taught. There was a man there; His right hand was withered. The scribes and the Pharisees watched to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day (that they might find an accusation against him). But he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man who had his hand withered,
“Rise up and stand in the middle.”
He arose and stood.
Then Jesus said to them, “I will ask you something. Is it lawful on the Sabbath day to do good, or to do harm? …to save a life, or to kill?” He looked around at them all, but they were silent. When he had looked around at them with anger… being grieved at the hardening of their hearts, he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.”
He stretched it out, and his hand was restored as healthy and sound as the other.
But they were filled with rage and talked with one another about what they might do to Jesus. The Pharisees went out, and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him …how they might destroy him.
Jesus withdrew to the sea with his disciples, and a great multitude followed him from Galilee, Judea, Jerusalem, Idumaea, beyond the Jordan, and those from around Tyre and Sidon. A great multitude (hearing what great things he did) came to him.
He spoke to his disciples that a little boat should stay near him (because of the crowd), so that they wouldn’t press on him. For he had healed many… so that as many as had diseases pressed on him that they might touch him. The unclean spirits… whenever they saw him… fell down before him, and cried, “You are the Son of God!”
He sternly warned them that they should not make him known.
Source Text Prioritization:
- Mark 3:1-12
- Luke 6:6-11