But some of the Pharisees said, "Why are you doing what is against the law on the Sabbath?"
But when the Pharisees saw this they said to him, "Look, your disciples are doing what is against the law to do on the Sabbath."
If a man gives his neighbor a donkey or an ox or a sheep or any beast to keep, and it dies or is hurt or is carried away without anyone seeing it,
Six days work may be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the Lord; anyone who does work on the Sabbath day must surely be put to death.
In six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there must be a holy day for you, a Sabbath of complete rest to the Lord. Anyone who does work on it will be put to death.
When the Israelites were in the wilderness they found a man gathering wood on the Sabbath day.
You must observe the Sabbath rather than doing anything you please on my holy day. You must look forward to the Sabbath and treat the Lord's holy day with respect. You must treat it with respect by refraining from your normal activities, and by refraining from your selfish pursuits and from making business deals.
"Why do your disciples disobey the tradition of the elders? For they don't wash their hands when they eat."
"Woe to you, experts in the law and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You give a tenth of mint, dill, and cumin, yet you neglect what is more important in the law -- justice, mercy, and faithfulness! You should have done these things without neglecting the others.
So the Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what is against the law on the Sabbath?"
Then they said to him, "John's disciples frequently fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours continue to eat and drink."
The experts in the law and the Pharisees watched Jesus closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they could find a reason to accuse him.
Immediately the man was healed, and he picked up his mat and started walking. (Now that day was a Sabbath.)
Now because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began persecuting him.
(Now the day on which Jesus made the mud and caused him to see was a Sabbath.)