New Living Translation
And how much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Yes, the law permits a person to do good on the Sabbath."
King James Bible
How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.
Darby Bible Translation
How much better then is a man than a sheep! So that it is lawful to do well on the sabbath.
World English Bible
Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath day."
Young's Literal Translation
How much better, therefore, is a man than a sheep? -- so that it is lawful on the sabbaths to do good.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:12 It is lawful to do good on the Sabbath day - To save a beast, much more a man.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xii. 33, "Either Make the Tree Good, and Its Fruit Good," Etc.
1. The Lord Jesus hath admonished us, that we be good trees, and that so we may be able to bear good fruits. For He saith, "Either make the tree good, and his fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt, for the tree is known by his fruit."  When He says, "Make the tree good, and his fruit good;" this of course is not an admonition, but a wholesome precept, to which obedience is necessary. But when He saith, "Make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt;" this is not a …
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