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And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand. (Mark:3:1)


Withered — to desiccate; by implication to shrivel to mature: — dry up pine away be ripe wither (away).

Desiccate — remove the moisture from (something); cause to become completely dry.


And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him. (Mark:3:2)


And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth. (Mark:3:3)


And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace. (Mark:3:4)


The Gospel of Mark chapter three verse four serves as a reminder.


Unless you study and understand the Old Testament of the Holy Bible, there is no way for anyone to preach or teach the New Testament of the Holy Bible.


The questions asked in the Gospel of Mark chapter three verse four are “Trick Questions.”


According to the Book of Exodus of the Old Testament, to do any “Work” on the sabbath day is punishable by death!


That’s why the Pharisees held their peace; that’s why they were watching to see if the character Jesus would heal the man with the withered hand on the sabbath day, so they could accuse him.


And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other. (Mark:3:5)


Anger — properly desire (as a reaching forth or excitement of the mind) that is (by analogy) violent passion (ire or [justifiable] abhorrence); by implication punishment: — anger indignation vengeance wrath.


And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him. (Mark:3:6)


Herodians — heroic; that is partisans of Herodes.

Destroy — to destroy fully (reflexively to perish or lose) literally or figuratively: — destroy die lose mar perish.


Reverse translating the pertinent words and names from the English language back into their original Hebrew and Greek languages, has revealed a story underneath the story being told on the surface.


Having gone through the reverse translating process for the “Entire” Book of Genesis and the “Entire” “Four Gospels,” It can be said, “Confidently” that:


It’s highly unlikely that, “Herodians,” which means heroic, were planning with Pharisees, to destroy the character Jesus.


Matthew


And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him. (Matthew:12:10)


In the Gospel of Mark, the character Jesus is doing the questioning of the Pharisees, not the Pharisees questioning the character Jesus.


And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? (Matthew:12:11)


How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. (Matthew:12:12)


Like so many of the verses that the author of the Gospel of Matthew changed, verses eleven and twelve answer, “Common Sense Questions,” which “Undermine” the “Spiritual Messages” that are presented in the Gospel of Mark.


The character Jesus did not say that it was, “Lawful” to do anything on the sabbath day in the Gospel of Mark!


The author of the Gospel of Matthew “Assumed” that the character Jesus meant it was lawful.


In the Gospel of Mark:


Looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other. (Mark:3:5)


The Son of man is Lord of the Sabbath doesn’t mean, “Go ahead and rescue your sheep,” on the sabbath.


Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other. (Matthew:12:13)


Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. (Matthew:12:14)


What happened to the “Herodians?”


In the Gospel of Mark:


The Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him. (Mark:3:6)


It’s verses like in the Gospel of Matthew chapter twelve verse fourteen, which reads, “Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him” and the Gospel of Mark chapter three verse six, which reads, “The Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, that make finding out what really happened in the character Jesus’ time, somewhat difficult.


Only because of the research, is it safe to say that the Gospel of Mark chapter three verse six was the verse tampered with, because of the meaning of the word, “Herodians.”


Let’s not forget that the author of the Gospel of Matthew was one of the two authors that created the, “Virgin Mary Story!”


Luke


And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. (Luke:6:6)


This is the second time that the author of the Gospel of Luke, “Added” a “Sabbath” to the story.


In the Gospel of Luke:


And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. (Luke:6:1)


Just like the first time, because the phrase, “On another sabbath,” is unique to the Gospel of Luke it probably didn’t happen on another sabbath and just like last time, the “Authors” or “Authorities” are the ones sending some sort of message.


What’s so important about writing, “On another sabbath” or “On the second sabbath,” you ask?


The author of the Gospel of Luke adds that little detail to show, “Passage of Time.”


They say, “The devil is in the details!” If that is the case, then the author of the Gospel of Luke is the devil! Lol.


The phrases, “Also on another sabbath,” “he entered into the synagogue and taught” and the phrase, “A man whose right hand was withered,” are details that the authors of the Gospels of Mark and Matthew left out.


And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. (Luke:6:7)


In the Gospel of Luke, it’s the scribes and Pharisees, not the Pharisees and the Herodians, like in the Gospel of Mark or just the Pharisees, like in the Gospel of Matthew.


But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. (Luke:6:8)


The phrase, “But he knew their thoughts” is another little detail added by the author of the Gospel of Luke.


Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? (Luke:6:9)


And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other. (Luke:6:10)


And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus. (Luke:6:11)


Madness — stupidity; by implication rage: — folly.


It seems the author of the Gospel of Luke didn’t want the Pharisees to appear, “Violent” either, since the Pharisees and Herodians in the Gospel of Mark and just the Pharisees in the Gospel of Matthew wanted to “Destroy” the character Jesus!


One thing’s for sure, each author of each Gospel had and expressed, “Opinions” all their own.

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