“And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.” (Luke 13:10-13)

As Jesus was ministering one day in a particular synagogue, He noticed a certain woman who was suffering with a specific condition. The Word of God tells us that she was being oppressed by a spirit of infirmity.

In the Classic Amplified translation of this incident, we get a better understanding of what was going on in the life of this woman: .....