9.23 Jesus Restored the Sight of Bartimeus and Friend

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Sep 2 9.23 As Jesus, his disciples and a large crowd left Jericho, behold, two blind beggars sat by the road. They heard that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by and they cried, “Jesus, son of David,1 have mercy on us.” The crowd dissuaded them, but they shouted the same words louder.

Jesus stopped and called them. Blind son of Timaeus was sitting by the road, they called him, “Have courage, rise, he is calling you.” Throwing off his coat, he jumped up and came to Jesus.

Jesus responded, “What can I do for you?” They replied, “Master, that our eyes may be opened.” Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes and said, “Go. Your faith2 has healed you.” Immediately,3 they saw again and followed Jesus about. The people who saw it praised God.