I. TWO STORIES OF THE CURES OF BLINDMEN
Cure of the Blind Man at Bethsaida
And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man, and
begged him to touch him.
And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the
; and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands upon him, he asked him, “Do you
And he looked up and said, “I see men; but they look like trees, walking.”
Then again he laid his hands upon his eyes; and he looked intently and was restored, and saw
And he sent him away to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the
Cure of the Blind Man Bartimaeus at Jericho
And they came to Jericho; and as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great
multitude, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside.
when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David,
have mercy on me!”
And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the
more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; rise, he is calling you.”
And throwing off his
mantle he sprang up and came to Jesus.
And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for
you?” And the blind man said to him, “Master, let me receive my sight.”
And Jesus said to
him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight
and followed him on the way.
II. PETER’S CONFESSION OF JESUS AS THE MESSIAH