But [when] the Pharisees saw [it], they said to him, "Behold, your disciples are doing what it is not permitted to do on the Sabbath!"
And the Pharisees began to say to him, "Behold, why are they doing what is not permitted on the Sabbath?"
But some of the Pharisees said, "Why are you doing what is not permitted on the Sabbath?
Or have you not read in the law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple violate the sanctity of the Sabbath and are guiltless?
So the Jews were saying to the one who had been healed, "It is the Sabbath, and it is not permitted for you to pick up the mat!"
But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, answered [and] said to the crowd, "There are six days on which it is necessary to work. Therefore come [and] be healed on them, and not on the day of the Sabbath!"
And behold, [there was] a man who had a withered hand, and they asked him, saying, "Is it permitted to heal on the Sabbath?" in order that they could accuse him.
And Jesus answered [and] said to the legal experts and Pharisees, saying, "Is it permitted to heal on the Sabbath, or not?"
And they were watching him closely [to see] if he would heal him on the Sabbath, in order that they could accuse him.
So the scribes and the Pharisees were watching closely [to see] if he would heal on the Sabbath, in order that they could find [a reason] to accuse him.
And immediately the man became well and picked up his mat and began to walk. (Now it was the Sabbath on that day.)
And on account of this the Jews began to persecute Jesus, because he was doing these [things] on the Sabbath.
(Now the day on which Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes was the Sabbath.)
So on account of this the Jews were seeking even more to kill him, because he not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God his own Father, [thus] making himself equal with God.
So some of the Pharisees were saying, "This man is not from God, because he does not observe the Sabbath!" Others were saying, "How can a man [who is] a sinner perform such signs?" And there was a division among them.
And he said to them, "Is it permitted on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?" But they were silent.
And Jesus said to them, "I ask you whether it is permitted on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save a life or to destroy [it]?"
But he said to them, "What man will there be among you who will have one sheep and if this one fell into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift [it] out?
But the Lord answered and said to him, "Hypocrites! Does not each one of you untie his ox or [his] donkey from the feeding trough on the Sabbath and lead [it] away to water [it]?
And he said to them, "Who among you, [if your] son or [your] ox falls into a well on the day of the Sabbath, will not immediately pull him out?"
If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses would not be broken, are you angry with me because I made a whole man well on the Sabbath?
Then to what degree [is] a man worth more than a sheep? So then, it is permitted to do good on the Sabbath."
And he said to them, "The Sabbath was established for people, and not people for the Sabbath.
So then, the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath."
And he said to them, "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."
Therefore do not let anyone judge you with reference to eating or drinking or participation in a feast or a new moon or a Sabbath,