Luke 18:35
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New International Version
As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.

New Living Translation
As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind beggar was sitting beside the road.

English Standard Version
As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.

New American Standard Bible
As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As He drew near Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.

International Standard Version
As Jesus was approaching Jericho, there was a blind man sitting by the road begging.

NET Bible
As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when they came near to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting on the side of the road and begging.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As Jesus came near Jericho, a blind man was sitting and begging by the road.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass that as he came near unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat beside the way begging,

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, that as he came near unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging:

American King James Version
And it came to pass, that as he was come near to Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, as he drew nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now it came to pass, when he drew nigh to Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the way side, begging.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when he came into the neighbourhood of Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, as he drew nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, that as he had come nigh to Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging;

Weymouth New Testament
As Jesus came near to Jericho, there was a blind man sitting by the way-side begging.

World English Bible
It happened, as he came near Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the road, begging.

Young's Literal Translation
And it came to pass, in his coming nigh to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting beside the way begging,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

18:35-43 This poor blind man sat by the wayside, begging. He was not only blind, but poor, the fitter emblem of the world of mankind which Christ came to heal and save. The prayer of faith, guided by Christ's encouraging promises, and grounded on them, shall not be in vain. The grace of Christ ought to be thankfully acknowledged, to the glory of God. It is for the glory of God if we follow Jesus, as those will do whose eyes are opened. We must praise God for his mercies to others, as well as for mercies to ourselves. Would we rightly understand these things, we must come to Christ, like the blind man, earnestly beseeching him to open our eyes, and to show us clearly the excellence of his precepts, and the value of his salvation.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 35. - And it came to pass; that as he was come nigh unto Jericho. Jericho was once called "the City of Palms," afterwards "the City of Perfumes." It was about eighteen miles from Jerusalem. In the Herodian times it became a popular resort, owing to the affection the great Herod entertained for it. Its palm-groves and balsam-gardens were a present from Antony to Cleopatra. Herod the Great bought them from her, and made it one of his royal cities, and adorned it with many stately buildings, and eventually died there, it is now a miserable village. A certain blind man sat by the wayside begging. An apparent discrepancy exists in the three accounts given of this act of our Lord. St. Luke speaks of one blind man who was healed as our Lord was entering the town. St. Matthew and St. Mark mention that the miracle took place as our Lord was leaving the place, and St. Matthew mentions that two blind men received their sight at the bidding of Jesus. Several solutions of this little difficulty have been proposed. Perhaps the most probable is that the sufferers were sitting near the town gates as the Lord entered. They, hearing who was passing by, eagerly called to him for help. Surrounded by the crowd, he probably did not hear the cry, or possibly wished to test the earnestness of their faith by allowing them to wait. They follow him through the place, and in the open space outside the city they attract his attention, and he heals them. Or, in the words of Dr. Morrison, "the case seems to have begun as he entered into the city, but it culminated in all likelihood as he departed." A later explanation, apparently preferred by Godet and Farrar, is that, as Josephus and Eusebius distinguish between the old and the new Jericho - the old town on the ancient site, and the new Herodian town which had sprung up at a little distance from it - the blind man might, according to some traditions, have been healed as Jesus was leaving old Jericho; according to others, as he was entering the new town. The fact of SS. Mark and Luke only mentioning one blind man is easily explained. There was one evidently (as we shall suggest further on), a well-known character in Christian story - Bartimaeus. Two of the evangelists recorded his cure, as being of special interest to the Church, leaving the second among the numberless unrecorded miracles of healing of Jesus. A certain blind man. St. Mark names him Bartimaeus. It may be inferred that, as St. Mark specially names him, this man was well known in early Christian story. We know that after the cure he joined the company as one of the followers of Jesus.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And it came to pass that as he was come nigh unto Jericho,.... Which lay in his way to Jerusalem;

a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: this was not blind Bartimaeus, nor his companion, for they were cured by Christ as he went out of Jericho; but this man before he came to it; for we afterwards read of his entrance into, and passing through Jericho, Luke 19:1 though much the same things are related in this account, as in that of the other two blind men; See Gill on Matthew 20:30.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Lu 18:35-43. Blind Man Healed.

In Mt 20:29-34, they are two, as in the case of the Demoniac of Gadara. In Matthew and Mark (Mr 10:46-52) the occurrence is connected with Christ's departure from Jericho; in Luke with His approach to it. Many ways of accounting for these slight divergences of detail have been proposed. Perhaps, if we knew all the facts, we should see no difficulty; but that we have been left so far in the dark shows that the thing is of no moment any way. One thing is plain, there could have been no collusion among the authors of these Gospels, else they would have taken care to remove these "spots on the sun."

Luke 18:35 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar
35As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging. 36Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:4
As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.

Matthew 20:29
As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him.

Mark 10:46
Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means "son of Timaeus"), was sitting by the roadside begging.

Luke 18:36
When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.

Luke 19:1
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.
Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, that as he was come near to Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:

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Matthew 20:29,30 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him…

Mark 10:46,47 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his …

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Luke 16:20,21 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his …

1 Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from …

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