Lexegete ™ | Year C
THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
August 26, 2007 (Lectionary 21)
Psalm 103:1-8 (Ps. 103:4)
Psalm 71:1-6 (Ps. 71:6)
1a. Context: Lk. 13:10-17
For a concise and interesting introduction to Lk. 13:10-17, see the ELCA article
by Robin and John McCullough Bade, “A Freed Woman’s Story” available in pdf form at:
< http://www.elca.org/evangelizingchurch/DailyDiscipleship/ >.
[SEE ALSO: http://www.mc-bade.net/mainpage.html ].
Be sure to look up John and Robin’s other publications (books, videos,
photography) on Hurricane Katrina and other timely topics, available from
Future with Hope Press:
< http://www.futurewithhopepress.org/index.html >
1a. TEXT: Luke 13:10-17
Lk. 13:10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
Lk. 13:11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight.
Lk. 13:12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, "Woman, you are set free from your ailment."
Lk. 13:13 When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God.
Lk. 13:14 But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, "There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day."
Lk. 13:15 But the Lord answered him and said, "You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water?
Lk. 13:16 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?"
Lk. 13:17 When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.