Anf-03 v.vii.xv Pg 4 For it is of Him that Isaiah writes: “A man of suffering, and acquainted with the bearing of weakness;”7151
Matt. xii. 8.
Anf-02 vi.iv.ii.xviii Pg 35.2
Anf-03 v.iv.v.xii Pg 35 because He maintained3886
Luke vi. 5.
3886 Tuebatur. the Sabbath as His own institution. Now, even if He had annulled the Sabbath, He would have had the right to do so,3887
3887 Merito. as being its Lord, (and) still more as He who instituted it. But He did not utterly destroy it, although its Lord, in order that it might henceforth be plain that the Sabbath was not broken3888
3888 Destructum. We have, as has been most convenient, rendered this word by annul, destroy, break. by the Creator, even at the time when the ark was carried around Jericho. For that was really3889
3889 Et. God’s work, which He commanded Himself, and which He had ordered for the sake of the lives of His servants when exposed to the perils of war. Now, although He has in a certain place expressed an aversion of Sabbaths, by calling them your Sabbaths,3890
Anf-01 ix.vi.ix Pg 7 It is clear therefore, that He loosed and vivified those who believe in Him as Abraham did, doing nothing contrary to the law when He healed upon the Sabbath-day. For the law did not prohibit men from being healed upon the Sabbaths; [on the contrary,] it even circumcised them upon that day, and gave command that the offices should be performed by the priests for the people; yea, it did not disallow the healing even of dumb animals. Both at Siloam and on frequent subsequent3886
Luke xiii. 15, 16.
3886 The text here is rather uncertain. Harvey’s conjectural reading of et jam for etiam has been followed. occasions, did He perform cures upon the Sabbath; and for this reason many used to resort to Him on the Sabbath-days. For the law commanded them to abstain from every servile work, that is, from all grasping after wealth which is procured by trading and by other worldly business; but it exhorted them to attend to the exercises of the soul, which consist in reflection, and to addresses of a beneficial kind for their neighbours’ benefit. And therefore the Lord reproved those who unjustly blamed Him for having healed upon the Sabbath-days. For He did not make void, but fulfilled the law, by performing the offices of the high priest, propitiating God for men, and cleansing the lepers, healing the sick, and Himself suffering death, that exiled man might go forth from condemnation, and might return without fear to his own inheritance.