Jesus Healing a Woman With an 18 Year Infirmity:

Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the Sabbath. A woman appeared with a spirit of infirmity eighteen years and was bent over and could not stand up straight. Because of this healing we know that Jesus, the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day. This is an important lesson for us to learn.
Luke 13:10-17

Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the Sabbath. A woman appeared with a spirit of infirmity eighteen years and was bent over and could not stand up straight.

When Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, “Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.” And Jesus laid His hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the Sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.

The Lord then answered him, and said, “you hypocrite, do not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?”

And when Jesus had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

What Can Be Learned From This Lesson?

We know the woman was a daughter of Abraham and had gone to the Synagogue on the Sabbath. This woman who had an evil spirit in her that had kept her in a state of infirmity for eighteen years! She was bent double and could not straighten up at all.

Jesus laid His hands on her and immediately she was made straight. This woman gave glory to God. This was a miracle and she was so happy. Jesus was caring and kind to her and saw her in her suffering and healed her. Jesus didn’t care it was the Sabbath; He just knew this was a hurting person. Jesus knew the value of a human being and not a law.

Jesus knew it was okay for him to heal this poor woman on the Sabbath even though the Pharisees told Jesus it was against the law to do so. We must be careful not to find fault when someone is being healed or cared for.
What the Pharisees didn’t know is that Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath. This can be found in Matthew 12:8, Mark 2:28, Luke 6:5 For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day. Jesus is proclaiming that He is the One who implements authority even over the rules, laws and regulations that govern the Sabbath day. He is the Son of God.

Jesus is greater than the legalistic Pharisees and above the laws of the Mosaic Covenant because He is the Son of God. “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” (John 1:3).

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Holstein, Joanne “Jesus Healing a Woman With an 18 Year Infirmity:.” Becker Bible Studies Library Jan 2015.< https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=2089,>.

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Holstein, Joanne (2015, January) “Jesus Healing a Woman With an 18 Year Infirmity:.” Becker Bible Studies Library. Retrieved from https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=2089,.

Chicago Style Citation:
Holstein, Joanne (2015) “Jesus Healing a Woman With an 18 Year Infirmity:.” Becker Bible Studies Library (January), https://guidedbiblestudies.com/?p=2089, (accessed).

Joanne Holstein is a Becker Bible Studies Teacher and Author of Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians. She is a graduate of Psychology/Christian and Bible Counseling with Liberty University. She is well-known as a counselor to Christian faithful who are struggling with tremendous burden in these difficult times. She is a leading authority on historical development of Christian churches and the practices and beliefs of world religions and cults.

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