7. Breaking the Deformed Sabbatical Regulation
for People's Satisfaction and Liberation
1 1And 2one aSabbath He was going through the grainfields, and His disciples were picking and eating the bears of grain, rubbing them in their hands.
2 And some of the aPharisees said, Why are you doing what is bnot lawful to do on the Sabbath?
3 And Jesus answered them and said, Have you not even read this that aDavid did when he became hungry, he and those who were with him;
4 How he entered into the house of God, and taking the abread of the presence, he ate it and gave some to those with him, which is not lawful for anyone to eat except the priests alone?
5 And He said to them, The aSon of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.
6 And 1on another Sabbath He entered into the asynagogue and 2taught. And there was a bman there, and his right hand was withered.
7 And the scribes and the Pharisees were awatching Him closely to see if He would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find reason to baccuse Him.
8 But He aknew their reasonings and said to the man who had the withered hand, Rise and stand in the midst. And he rose up and stood.
9 And Jesus said to them, I ask you, Is it alawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save a 1life or to destroy it?
10 And alooking around at all of them, He said to him, Stretch out your hand. And he did, and his hand was restored.
11 But they were filled with 1arage and bdiscussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.