Healing a man with dropsy

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Christ Healing, by Rembrandt, 1649

Healing a man with dropsy is one of the miracles of Jesus in the Gospels (Luke 14:1-6).[1][2]

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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  1. ^ Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: Matthew-Luke by David C. Cook and Craig A. Evans (Feb 27, 2003) ISBN 0781438683 page 245
  2. ^ Biblegateway Luke 14:1-6, biblegateway.com