Wednesday, May 24, 2023

The Evangeliad (27:45-47)

Section 27:45-47 (corresponding to Luke 13:15-17)

But Jesus said, "You hypocrites, listen!
How can you hold such a hateful position?
For you on the Sabbath do just the same thing,
Loosing the bonds on your beasts for a drink!

Your ox and donkey you untie for water,
So why don't you pity Abraham's daughter?
Eighteen years Satan kept her in bonds,
So how can a Sabbath-day loosing be wrong?"

The leader and those on his side were ashamed,
And not an attempt at rejoinder was made.
The rest of the people marveled with joy
At what Jesus did, both with hand and with voice.