And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful ° to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.
 

12:13 restored whole. The Pharisees thus saw direct evident that Christ was Creator, for it would require a miracle of creation to make a withered hand whole, yet it merely strengthened their resolve to destroy Him (Matthew 12:14).


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