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Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

6:9 Is it lawful. Jesus here confirmed that the weekly Sabbath, while vitally important as a day of remembrance and rest and worship, was not to be regarded as a legalistic burden, but as a blessing and even as a special opportunity “to do good.”

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