Jesus accepted an invitation to eat a feast on the Sabbath with a ruler of the Pharisees. The Pharisees wanted an opportunity to watch Him, and likely to see Him display some of His power in the elaborate meal. As they ate, a man with dropsy came to the Master.
“Is it breaking the law of Moses to heal on the Sabbath?” Jesus asked the Pharisees and lawyers present.
They didn’t answer Him. Jesus turned His attention to the man with dropsy, put His hands on the man’s head and healed him. The man healed from dropsy left rejoicing.
“Which of you that had your donkey or ox fall into a pit on the Sabbath would not rescue him that day?” asked Jesus.
The Pharisees couldn’t answer Him, so they said nothing.