Then he said unto the man which had the withered hand, Arise: stand forth in the midst.

And he said to them, Is it lawful to do a good deed on the Sabbath day, or to do evil? to save the [a]life, or to kill? but they held their peace.

Then he looked round about on them [b]angrily, mourning also for the [c]hardness of their hearts, and said to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored, as whole as the other.

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  1. Mark 3:4 A figurative speech, by the figure Synecdoche. For this kind of saying, To save the life, is as much, as to save the man.
  2. Mark 3:5 Men, when they have wrong done unto them, are angry, but not without vice, but Christ is angry without vice, neither is he sorry so much for the injury that is done to his own person, as for their wickedness: and therefore he had pity upon them, and for that cause is he said to have mourned.
  3. Mark 3:5 As though their heart had been so closed up, and grown together, that wholesome doctrine could prevail no more with them.

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