A Blind Beggar receives his sight, Luke 18:35-43

There is a number of times in the Gospels Jesus opened blind eyes. This one was as Jesus approached Jericho to pass through it on His way to Jerusalem and His death by crucifixion.

This blind man recognised Jesus as Lord and Jesus was able to heal him from his blindness.

Those who could not work had to beg for food and money, like today in many countries where the state does not look after the sick.

Signs of the Messiah were that He would heal the blind, make the deaf and mute hear and speak, heal the sick and raise the dead.

Jesus opened blind eyes on a number of occasions in the Gospels.

Background Reading:

A Blind Beggar Receives His Sight from Jesus

18:35 As Jesus was approaching Jericho, there was a blind man sitting by the road begging. 36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. 37 They told him that Jesus from Nazareth was coming by. 38 So he shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 The people at the front of the crowd sternly told him to be quiet, but he started shouting even louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

40 Then Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?”,

He said, “Lord, I want to see again!”

42 So Jesus told him, “See again! Your faith has made you well.” 43 Immediately the man could see again and began to follow Jesus, glorifying God. All the people saw this and gave praise to God.
Luke 18:35-43

Other Blind healed:
Matthew 20:29-34 – Two Blind Men.
Mark 10:46-52 – Bartimaeaus.
John 9:1-41.
and others.


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