New International Version
Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath.
King James Bible
And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
Darby Bible Translation
And they watched him if he would heal him on the sabbath, that they might accuse him.
World English Bible
They watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day, that they might accuse him.
Young's Literal Translation
and they were watching him, whether on the sabbaths he will heal him, that they might accuse him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They watched him - Παρετηρουν αυτον, they maliciously watched him. See on Luke 14:1 (note).
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and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus, they asked him, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"
Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, "Stand up in front of everyone."
The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath.
waiting to catch him in something he might say.
One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.
Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be sincere. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said, so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor.
They were using this question as a trap,in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.
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