Matthew 12:11

“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?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 12:11

And hee said vnto them, What man shal there be among you, that shall haue one sheepe: and if it fall into a pit on the Sabbath day, will hee not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He said to them, "What man is there among you who has a sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not take hold of it and lift it out?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto them, What man shall there be of you, that shall have one sheep, and if this fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, Which of you, having a sheep, if it gets into a hole on the Sabbath day, will not put out a helping hand and get it back?
- Basic English Bible

But he said to them, What man shall there be of you who has one sheep, and if this fall into a pit on the sabbath, will not lay hold of it and raise [it] up?
- Darby Bible

And he said to them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it shall fall into a pit on the sabbath, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
- Webster's Bible

Which of you is there, He replied, "who, if he has but a single sheep and it falls into a hole on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out?
- Weymouth Bible

He said to them, "What man is there among you, who has one sheep, and if this one falls into a pit on the Sabbath day, won't he grab on to it, and lift it out?
- World English Bible

And he seide to hem, What man of you schal be, that hath o scheep, and if it falle in to a diche in the sabotis, whether he shal not holde, and lifte it vp?
- Wycliffe Bible

And he said to them, `What man shall be of you, who shall have one sheep, and if this may fall on the sabbaths into a ditch, will not lay hold on it and raise [it]?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 12:11

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 12:11


12:9 #Mark 3:1|; Luke 6:6.

12:12 It is lawful to do good on the Sabbath day - To save a beast, much more a man.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 12:11


Mt 12:11 What man . . . shall have one sheep? etc. Such an act of mercy to a beast was allowed and usual then.

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