Matthew 9:27
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New International Version
As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"

New Living Translation
After Jesus left the girl's home, two blind men followed along behind him, shouting, "Son of David, have mercy on us!"

English Standard Version
And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.”

New American Standard Bible
As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"

King James Bible
And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, shouting, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"

International Standard Version
As Jesus was traveling on from there, two blind men followed him, shouting, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"

NET Bible
As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, shouting, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when Yeshua passed from there, two blind men followed him who cried out and they were saying, “Have pity on us, son of David.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Jesus left that place, two blind men followed him. They shouted, "Have mercy on us, Son of David."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed him, crying out and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.

King James 2000 Bible
And when Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Son of David, have mercy on us.

American King James Version
And when Jesus departed there, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, You son of David, have mercy on us.

American Standard Version
And as Jesus passed by from thence, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, Have mercy on us, thou son of David.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as Jesus passed from thence, there followed him two blind men crying out and saying, Have mercy on us, O Son of David.

Darby Bible Translation
And as Jesus passed on thence, two blind [men] followed him, crying and saying, Have mercy on us, Son of David.

English Revised Version
And as Jesus passed by from thence, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, Have mercy on us, thou son of David.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.

Weymouth New Testament
As Jesus passed on, two blind men followed Him, shouting and saying, "Pity us, Son of David."

World English Bible
As Jesus passed by from there, two blind men followed him, calling out and saying, "Have mercy on us, son of David!"

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus passing on thence, two blind men followed him, calling and saying, 'Deal kindly with us, Son of David.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:27-31 At this time the Jews expected Messiah would appear; these blind men knew and proclaimed in the streets of Capernaum that he was come, and that Jesus was he. Those who, by the providence of God, have lost their bodily sight, may, by the grace of God, have the eyes of their understanding fully enlightened. And whatever our wants and burdens are, we need no more for supply and support, than to share in the mercy of our Lord Jesus. In Christ is enough for all. They followed him crying aloud. He would try their faith, and would teach us always to pray, and not to faint, though the answer does not come at once. They followed Christ, and followed him crying; but the great question is, Do ye believe? Nature may make us earnest, but it is only grace that can work faith. Christ touched their eyes. He gives sight to blind souls by the power of his grace going with his word, and he puts the cure upon their faith. Those who apply to Jesus Christ, shall be dealt with, not according to their fancies, nor according to their profession, but according to their faith. Christ sometimes concealed his miracles, because he would not indulge the conceit which prevailed among the Jews, that their Messiah should be a temporal prince, and so give occasion to the people to attempt tumults and seditions.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 27-31. - Two blind men restored to sight. Matthew only. (For the connexion, vide ver. 18, note.) Weiss (see Rushbrooke, p. 75, A; and 'Life,' 3:221) compares the incident at Jericho, ch. 20:29-34 (parallel passages: Mark 10:46-52; Luke 18:35-43). The points of similarity are:

(1) The number, two, but in the parallel passages only one;

(2) the expression that Jesus was passing by (ver. 27; Matthew 20:30);

(3) they cry out and say, "Have mercy on us, O Son of David;"

(4) our Lord, in his question, asks about what he should do;

(5) lays stress on their faith (Mark and Luke);

(6) and touches their eyes (Matthew 20:34).

The points of difference:

(1) The place, here in Galilee, there by Jericho;

(2) here in the house, there in the road, but even here they begin to address him in the road;

(3) no mention here that he stopped when addressed, as there (ch. 20:32);

(4) our Lord here asks about their faith, there about their wish.

(5) Observe also that both his charge, "See that no man know it" (ver. 30), and the statement that they spread abroad the fame of him, would be quite inconsistent with the late date of the miracle recorded in ch. 20. From a consideration of these details, the conclusion seems inevitable that we have, in fact, narratives of two distinct occurrences, but it is quite consistent with tiffs conclusion to suppose that during the oral transmission of the narratives a certain amount of assimilation took place. Upon this supposition, it further appears probable that, as the narrative in ch. 20. was the better known, for it was in the Petrine cycle, our narrative became assimilated to it rather than the reverse. On the other hand, the number recorded in ch. 20. (not Mark or Luke) looks much like an assimilation to that of our incident (cf. the notes on the section Matthew 8:28-34, ver. 31, and the section vers. 32-34). Verse 27.- And when Jesus departed thence. As he was passing along on his way thence, i.e. from the house of Jairus, if the context be pressed. It should be noticed that "thence" (ἐκεῖθεν) is found also in Mark 6:1, immediately after the healing of Jairus' daughter. There it refers to the neighbourhood generally. Possibly its presence in Matthew is ultimately due to his remembering it in the next succeeding section of the oral framework. Two blind men followed him, crying (out, Revised Version; κράζοντες, so also Matthew 20:30), and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. The Revised Version rightly reverses the order of the two last clauses; the stress is on their own needs, not on their faith in giving him such a title. The words are identical in Matthew 20:30. Thou Son of David. The thought has been brought out in the genealogy (Matthew 1:17), and our Lord lays stress upon it in Matthew 22:42, sqq. Observe that although the excited multitudes at Jerusalem shout out the title at the triumphal entry (Matthew 21:9; cf. also 15), yet the multitudes in Galilee only suggest the possibility of his having a right to it (Matthew 12:23), and the only persons who use it when directly addressing him are a heathen woman (Matthew 15:22), and three, or perhaps four, blind men (here and Matthew 20:30, 31). With the remembrance of what was promised to take place in Messianic days (Isaiah 35:5), the blind would be especially likely to accord him a Messianic title (cf. also Matthew 11:5, note). Have mercy (Matthew 5:9, note).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And when Jesus departed thence,.... From the house of Jairus, to another in the same city;

two blind men followed him: very closely, by the direction of others, having heard of the miracle just now performed by him; and from thence concluded he was able to restore them to their sight;

crying and saying, with great faith and fervour, with much importunity, and frequently repeating the following words,

thou son of David, have mercy on us. Whence it appears, that they firmly believed, and were fully persuaded, that he was the true Messiah; for "the son of David" was a known character of the Messiah among the Jews: nothing was more common than to call him by this title, without any other additional epithet; see Gill on Matthew 1:1, and since it had been prophesied of the Messiah, that he should "open the eyes of the blind", Isaiah 35:5 they might be greatly encouraged to hope and believe they should obtain mercy from him in this respect.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Mt 9:27-34. Two Blind Men and a Dumb Demoniac Healed.

These two miracles are recorded by Matthew alone.

Two Blind Men Healed (Mt 9:27-31).

27. And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him—hearing, doubtless, as in a later case is expressed, "that Jesus passed by" (Mt 20:30).

crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us—It is remarkable that in the only other recorded case in which the blind applied to Jesus for their sight, and obtained it, they addressed Him, over and over again, by this one Messianic title, so well known—"Son of David" (Mt 20:30). Can there be a doubt that their faith fastened on such great Messianic promises as this, "Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened," &c. (Isa 35:5)? and if so, this appeal to Him, as the Consolation of Israel, to do His predicted office, would fall with great weight upon the ears of Jesus.

Matthew 9:27 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Heals Two Blind Men
27As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!" 28When He entered the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord."…
Cross References
Matthew 1:1
This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:

Matthew 9:28
When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" "Yes, Lord," they replied.

Matthew 12:23
All the people were astonished and said, "Could this be the Son of David?"

Matthew 15:22
A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly."

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

Matthew 20:30
Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"

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 21:9
The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Hosanna in the highest heaven!"

Matthew 21:15
But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, "Hosanna to the Son of David," they were indignant.

Matthew 22:42
"What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?" "The son of David," they replied.

Mark 10:47
When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"

Mark 10:48
Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

Mark 12:35
While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, "Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David?

Luke 18:38
He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"

Luke 18:39
Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

Luke 20:41
Then Jesus said to them, "Why is it said that the Messiah is the son of David?
Treasury of Scripture

And when Jesus departed there, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, You son of David, have mercy on us.

two.

Matthew 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are …

Matthew 12:22 Then was brought to him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: …

Matthew 20:30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard …

Mark 8:22,23 And he comes to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man to him, and …

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

Luke 7:21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, …

John 9:1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.

Thou.

Matthew 12:23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

Matthew 15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried …

Matthew 20:30,31 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard …

Matthew 21:9,15 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, …

Matthew 22:41-45 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them…

Mark 10:47,48 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry …

Mark 11:10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that comes in the name …

Mark 12:35-37 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say …

Luke 18:38,39 And he cried, saying, Jesus, you son of David, have mercy on me…

Luke 20:41 And he said to them, How say they that Christ is David's son?

John 7:42 Has not the scripture said, That Christ comes of the seed of David, …

Romans 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed …

Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ …

have.

Matthew 17:15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatic, and sore vexed: for …

Mark 9:22 And often it has cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to …

Luke 17:13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

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