14 The synagogue leader was infuriated because Jesus had healed the woman on the Sabbath.
“There are six days during which work is permitted.” he ranted. “Come for healing on those days -- but NOT on the Sabbath!”
15 The Lord replied, “You charlatans! Every Sabbath morning each of you unties your livestock, which you lead from the stall out to get a drink of water. 16 But then you see it as sinful when on a Sabbath day I untie a woman (a daughter of Abraham -- no less!) bound by Satan for eighteen long years and set her free from her captivity!” 17 When Jesus said these things, all his opponents were put to shame. In contrast, the entire crowd was in party mode because of all the wonderful things he was doing.