And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit
of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift
And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto
her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
And he laid his hands on her: and
immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because
that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are
six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and
not on the sabbath day.
The Lord then answered him, and said,
Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you
on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and
lead him away to watering?
And ought not this woman, being a daughter of
Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this
bond on the sabbath day?
King James Version
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