Healing a man with dropsy
According to the Gospel, one Sabbath, Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, and he was being carefully watched. There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy, i.e. abnormal swelling of his body.
Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law:
- "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?"
But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him on his way.
Then he asked them:
- "If one of you has a child or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull it out?"
And they had nothing to say.
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