GOD’S WORD FOR YOU LUKE 6:6-9 Jesus Heals a Man With a Withered Hand (Matthew 12:9-15; Mark 3:1-6) 6 On another Sabbath he went into the synagogue and taught. A man was there whose right hand was withered. The Greek xeros (ξηρός) means “dry” or “paralyzed,” but “withered” is probably a better translation here, as many translations prefer. The physician Galen uses the word for a wasting disease. Whatever the illness, the man could no longer use his hand. 7 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees were watching him closely,......
GOD’S WORD FOR YOU LUKE 6:1-2 Lord of the Sabbath (Matthew 12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28) 6 One Sabbath, when Jesus was going through the grain fields, his disciples were picking and eating heads of grain after rubbing them in their hands. 2 But some of the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” What Jesus’ disciples were doing was not illegal. We have a completely different idea of fields today. If we venture into a cornfield, we’re trespassing. If we grab a few ears without permission, we’re......
GOD’S WORD FOR YOU LUKE 5:17-19 Jesus Forgives Sins (Matthew 9:1-8; Mark 2:1-12) 17 One day while Jesus was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. The power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal. One of the most common verb constructions in any language is when some form of the verb “to be” (such as “was,” etc.) is attached to a participle (an “-ing” word) to show continuous or regular activity. This is known......