14On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. 2Just then, in front of him, there was a man who had dropsy. 3And Jesus asked the lawyers and Pharisees, Is it lawful to cure people on the sabbath, or not? 4But they were silent. So Jesus took him and healed him, and sent him away. 5Then he said to them, If one of you has a child or an ox that has fallen into a well, will you not immediately pull it out on a sabbath day? 6And they could not reply to this.