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Matthew 12:12–13

12 oHow much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. 13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

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Matthew 12:12–13 — The New International Version (NIV)

12 How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

13 Then he said to the man, Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other.

Matthew 12:12–13 — English Standard Version (ESV)

12 Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then he said to the man, Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other.

Matthew 12:12–13 — New Living Translation (NLT)

12 And how much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Yes, the law permits a person to do good on the Sabbath.”

13 Then he said to the man, Hold out your hand.” So the man held out his hand, and it was restored, just like the other one!

Matthew 12:12–13 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

12 Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then He said to the man, Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other.

Matthew 12:12–13 — New Century Version (NCV)

12 Surely a human being is more important than a sheep. So it is lawful to do good things on the Sabbath day.”

13 Then Jesus said to the man with the crippled hand, “Hold out your hand.” The man held out his hand, and it became well again, like the other hand.

Matthew 12:12–13 — American Standard Version (ASV)

12 How much then is a man of more value than a sheep! Wherefore it is lawful to do good on the sabbath day. 13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, as the other.

Matthew 12:12–13 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

12 How much better then is a man than a sheep! So that it is lawful to do well on the sabbath. 13 Then he says to the man, Stretch out thy hand. And he stretched it out, and it was restored sound as the other.

Matthew 12:12–13 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

12 Certainly, a human is more valuable than a sheep! So it is right to do good on the day of rest—a holy day.” 

13 Then he said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” The man held it out, and it became normal again, as healthy as the other. 

Matthew 12:12–13 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

12 A man is worth far more than a sheep, so it is lawful to do what is good on the Sabbath.”

13 Then He told the man, Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out, and it was restored, as good as the other.

Matthew 12:12–13 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 How much more valuable is a human being than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the sabbath.” 13 Then he said to the man, Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and it was restored, as sound as the other.

Matthew 12:12–13 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

12 Then to what degree is a man worth more than a sheep? So then, it is permitted to do good on the Sabbath.”

13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand,” and he stretched it out, and it was restored as healthy as the other one.

Matthew 12:12–13 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

12 A man is worth more than sheep! So the Law allows us to do good on the Sabbath day.”

13 Then Jesus said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out. It was as good as new, just as good as the other hand.

Matthew 12:12–13 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

12 How much more valuable then is a man than a sheep! So then, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

13 Then He said to the man, Stretch out your hand!” He stretched it out, and it was restored to normal, like the other.


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