“And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?”
King James Version (KJV)
14:3 And Jesus answering, spake - Answering the thoughts which he saw rising in their hearts.
Lu 14:3 Is it lawful? Conscious that they were watching him, he asked them a question which they declined to answer. The "tradition" said it was unlawful.