Blind Bartimaeus eyes healed, Mark 10:46-52

Blind Bartimaeus eyes healed, Mark 10:46-56

There are a number of times in the Gospels Jesus opens blind eyes. This one was his last as He left old Jericho on His way to Jerusalem for His last Passover before His death by Crucifixion then followed by His Resurrection.

Blind Bartimaeus reconsigned Jesus as Lord and was able to heal him from his blindness.

Jesus called Bartimaeus and then said “go” and Bartimaeus found he was healed and followed Jesus.

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

A sign of the Messiah was He would heal the blind, make the deaf and mute hear and speak, heal the sick and raise the dead.

Background Reading:

Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus

(Matthew 20:29-34; Luke 18:35-43)

10:46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus, his disciples, and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus (that is, the son of Timaeus) was sitting by the road. 47 When he heard that Jesus of Nazareth was there, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many people sternly told him to be quiet, but he started shouting even louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

49 So Jesus stopped and said, “Call him!”

So they called the blind man and told him, “Have courage! Get up. He’s calling you.” 50 He threw off his coat, jumped up, and went to Jesus.

51 Then Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”

The blind man told him, “Rabbouni, I want to see again.”

52 Jesus told him, “Go. Your faith has made you well.” At once the man could see again, and he began to follow Jesus down the road.

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