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Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish Feasts. Inside the city was Bethesda Pool, which from time to time had remedial virtue. A man crippled for thirty-eight years had been frustrated daily trying to get down the platform to the water. Jesus healed him; the man didn't know who Jesus was and this had happened on the Jewish Sabbath. The Sabbath is set apart in the old testament as a day of rest. The Pharisees now criticized Jesus for breaking The Jewish Religious Law. Jesus claimed the right, as Lord of The Sabbath Himself, to interpret its true meaning by healing a man, by announcing that it is lawful to do good any day. Jesus exposed the uncaring attitude of The Teachers of The Law and establishes the priority God places on human needs.
Managed by Stefan Kreslin,Last updated 11 March 1997