Matthew 20:32
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New International Version
Jesus stopped and called them. "What do you want me to do for you?" he asked.

New Living Translation
When Jesus heard them, he stopped and called, "What do you want me to do for you?"

English Standard Version
And stopping, Jesus called them and said, “What do you want me to do for you?”

New American Standard Bible
And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, "What do you want Me to do for you?"

King James Bible
And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus stopped, called them, and said, "What do you want Me to do for you?""

International Standard Version
Jesus stopped and called them, saying, "What do you want me to do for you?"

NET Bible
Jesus stopped, called them, and said, "What do you want me to do for you?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yeshua stopped and he called them and he said, “What do you want me to do for you?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus stopped and called them. "What do you want me to do for you?" he asked.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus stood still and called them and said, What desire ye that I shall do unto you?

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will you that I shall do unto you?

American King James Version
And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will you that I shall do to you?

American Standard Version
And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I should do unto you?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus stood, and called them, and said: What will ye that I do to you?

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus, having stopped, called them and said, What will ye that I shall do to you?

English Revised Version
And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I should do unto you?

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do to you?

Weymouth New Testament
So Jesus stood still and called to them. "What shall I do for you?" He asked.

World English Bible
Jesus stood still, and called them, and asked, "What do you want me to do for you?"

Young's Literal Translation
And having stood, Jesus called them, and said, 'What will ye that I may do to you?'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

20:29-34 It is good for those under the same trial, or infirmity of body or mind, to join in prayer to God for relief, that they may quicken and encourage one another. There is mercy enough in Christ for all that ask. They were earnest in prayer. They cried out as men in earnest. Cold desires beg denials. They were humble in prayer, casting themselves upon, and referring themselves cheerfully to, the Mediator's mercy. They showed faith in prayer, by the title they gave to Christ. Surely it was by the Holy Ghost that they called Jesus, Lord. They persevered in prayer. When they were in pursuit of such mercy, it was no time for timidity or hesitation: they cried earnestly. Christ encouraged them. The wants and burdens of the body we are soon sensible of, and can readily relate. Oh that we did as feelingly complain of our spiritual maladies, especially our spiritual blindness! Many are spiritually blind, yet say they see. Jesus cured these blind men; and when they had received sight, they followed him. None follow Christ blindly. He first by his grace opens men's eyes, and so draws their hearts after him. These miracles are our call to Jesus; may we hear it, and make it our daily prayer to grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 32. - Jesus stood still. He acknowledged the title of "Son of David," and, as the blind men could not follow him, he stopped his progress; their perseverance won his acceptance; he was ready to listen to their appeal and to grant their request. Called them. The gracious summons left them in no doubt as to the happy issue of their prayer. St. Mark speaks of the joyful alacrity with which the blind man obeyed the call; how he "cast away his garment, sprang up, and came to Jesus." What will ye that I shall do unto you? The Lord knew the desire of their hearts, but he wished to draw forth the public confession of their needs, and the distinct blessing which they craved, that all the bystanders might acknowledge the miracle, and the sufferers themselves might be incited more vehemently to urge their plea, and thus become more worthy of relief. So God knows all our necessities before we ask, but he will have our prayers, that we may cooperate with him in the work which he purposes to accomplish.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Jesus stood still,.... Made a full stop, when he was near, or right against where these blind men sat; which shows the strength of faith, the force of prayer, and the great regard Christ has to both:

and called them: himself, being near unto them, and within the reach of his voice; or he commanded them to be brought to him, as Mark says: he ordered others to call them, or let them know, that it was his will they should come to him; upon which they threw away their garments, their long upper garments, which were some hindrance to a quick motion, at least Bartimaeus did; that they might be the sooner with him: and when they were come to him, he said,

what will ye that I shall do unto you? is it alms you want? or would you have your sight restored? This question he put, not as being ignorant of their desires, but to show both his power and willingness to do anything for them they should ask; and that their faith in him might be made manifest, and the people have their expectations raised, and they prepared to attend the miracle now to be wrought.



Matthew 20:32 Additional Commentaries
Context
Two Blind Men Receive Sight
31The crowd sternly told them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!" 32And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, "What do you want Me to do for you?" 33They said to Him, "Lord, we want our eyes to be opened."…
Cross References
Matthew 20:31
The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"

Matthew 20:33
"Lord," they answered, "we want our sight."
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