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Easton's Bible DictionaryBlind beggars are frequently mentioned (Matthew 9:27; 12:22; 20:30; John 5:3). The blind are to be treated with compassion (Leviticus 19:14; Deuteronomy 27:18). Blindness was sometimes a punishment for disobedience (1 Samuel 11:2; Jeremiah 39:7), sometimes the effect of old age (Genesis 27:1; 1 Kings 14:4; 1 Samuel 4:15). Conquerors sometimes blinded their captives (2 Kings 25:7; 1 Samuel 11:2). Blindness denotes ignorance as to spiritual things (Isaiah 6:10; 42:18, 19; Matthew 15:14; Ephesians 4:18). The opening of the eyes of the blind is peculiar to the Messiah (Isaiah 29:18). Elymas was smitten with blindness at Paul's word (Acts 13:11).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (a.) Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight.
2. (a.) Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of intellectual light; unable or unwilling to understand or judge; as, authors are blind to their own defects.
3. (a.) Undiscerning; undiscriminating; inconsiderate.
4. (a.) Having such a state or condition as a thing would have to a person who is blind; not well marked or easily discernible; hidden; unseen; concealed; as, a blind path; a blind ditch.
5. (a.) Involved; intricate; not easily followed or traced.
6. (a.) Having no openings for light or passage; as, a blind wall; open only at one end; as, a blind alley; a blind gut.
7. (a.) Unintelligible, or not easily intelligible; as, a blind passage in a book; illegible; as, blind writing.
8. (a.) Abortive; failing to produce flowers or fruit; as, blind buds; blind flowers.
9. (v. t.) To make blind; to deprive of sight or discernment.
10. (v. t.) To deprive partially of vision; to make vision difficult for and painful to; to dazzle.
11. (v. t.) To darken; to obscure to the eye or understanding; to conceal; to deceive.
12. (v. t.) To cover with a thin coating of sand and fine gravel; as a road newly paved, in order that the joints between the stones may be filled.
13. (n.) Something to hinder sight or keep out light; a screen; a cover; esp. a hinged screen or shutter for a window; a blinder for a horse.
14. (n.) Something to mislead the eye or the understanding, or to conceal some covert deed or design; a subterfuge.
15. (n.) A blindage. See Blindage.
16. (n.) A halting place.
Greek5185. tuphlos -- blind
... blind. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: tuphlos Phonetic Spelling:
(toof-los') Short Definition: blind Definition: blind, physically or mentally. ...
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5186. tuphloo -- to blind, to make blind
4456. poroo -- to petrify, ie to harden
5497. cheiragogos -- leading by the hand
5496. cheiragogeo -- to lead by the hand
5090. Timaios -- "highly prized," Timaeus, an Israelite
4656. skotoo -- to darken
Strong's Hebrew5787. ivver -- blind
... 5786, 5787. ivver. 5788 . blind. Transliteration: ivver Phonetic Spelling:
(iv-vare') Short Definition: blind. Word Origin from ...
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5786. avar -- to make blind, blind
5956. alam -- to conceal
5788b. avvereth -- blindness
5788. ivvarown -- blindness
8173a. shaa -- to be smeared over, blinded
3543a. kahah -- to be or grow dim or faint
The Blind Beggar
Seeing and Blind
The Two Blind Men.
Jesus and the Blind Man.
The Blind Watchers at the Cross
The Blind Man's Guide
God Heals a Blind Girl
Sight Given to the Blind.
The Gradual Healing of the Blind Man
ThesaurusBlind (91 Occurrences)
...Blind beggars are frequently mentioned (Matthew 9:27; 12:22; 20:30; John 5:3). The
blind are to be treated with compassion (Leviticus 19:14; Deuteronomy 27:18 ...
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Half-blind (1 Occurrence)
Deaf (22 Occurrences)
Guides (24 Occurrences)
Ditch (9 Occurrences)
Bartimaeus (1 Occurrence)
Lame (35 Occurrences)
Pit (110 Occurrences)
Mute (29 Occurrences)
Cured (62 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceBlind (91 Occurrences)
Matthew 9:27 As Jesus passed by from there, two blind men followed him, calling out and saying, "Have mercy on us, son of David!"
Matthew 9:28 When he had come into the house, the blind men came to him. Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They told him, "Yes, Lord."
Matthew 11:5 the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
Matthew 12:22 Then one possessed by a demon, blind and mute, was brought to him and he healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw.
Matthew 15:14 Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. If the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."
Matthew 15:30 Great multitudes came to him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others, and they put them down at his feet. He healed them,
Matthew 15:31 so that the multitude wondered when they saw the mute speaking, injured whole, lame walking, and blind seeing-and they glorified the God of Israel.
Matthew 20:30 Behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, "Lord, have mercy on us, you son of David!"
Matthew 21:14 The blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them.
Matthew 23:16 "Woe to you, you blind guides, who say,'Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obligated.'
Matthew 23:17 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifies the gold?
Matthew 23:19 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?
Matthew 23:24 You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel!
Matthew 23:26 You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the platter, that its outside may become clean also.
Mark 8:22 He came to Bethsaida. They brought a blind man to him, and begged him to touch him.
Mark 8:23 He took hold of the blind man by the hand, and brought him out of the village. When he had spit on his eyes, and laid his hands on him, he asked him if he saw anything.
Mark 10:46 They came to Jericho. As he went out from Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the road.
Mark 10:49 Jesus stood still, and said, "Call him." They called the blind man, saying to him, "Cheer up! Get up. He is calling you!"
Mark 10:51 Jesus asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said to him, " Rabboni, that I may see again."
Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to deliver those who are crushed,
Luke 6:39 He spoke a parable to them. "Can the blind guide the blind? Won't they both fall into a pit?
Luke 7:21 In that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits; and to many who were blind he gave sight.
Luke 7:22 Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John the things which you have seen and heard: that the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
Luke 14:13 But when you make a feast, ask the poor, the maimed, the lame, or the blind;
Luke 14:21 "That servant came, and told his lord these things. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant,'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor, maimed, blind, and lame.'
Luke 18:35 It happened, as he came near Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the road, begging.
John 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, or paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water;
John 9:1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.
John 9:2 His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
John 9:3 "Neither he nor his parents sinned," answered Jesus, "but he was born blind in order that God's mercy might be openly shown in him.
John 9:6 When he had said this, he spat on the ground, made mud with the saliva, anointed the blind man's eyes with the mud,
John 9:8 The neighbors therefore, and those who saw that he was blind before, said, "Isn't this he who sat and begged?"
John 9:13 They brought him who had been blind to the Pharisees.
John 9:17 Therefore they asked the blind man again, "What do you say about him, because he opened your eyes?" He said, "He is a prophet."
John 9:18 The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight,
John 9:19 and asked them, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?"
John 9:20 His parents answered them, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;
John 9:24 So they called the man who was blind a second time, and said to him, "Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner."
John 9:25 He therefore answered, "I don't know if he is a sinner. One thing I do know: that though I was blind, now I see."
John 9:32 Since the world began it has never been heard of that anyone opened the eyes of someone born blind.
John 9:39 Jesus said, "I came into this world for judgment, that those who don't see may see; and that those who see may become blind."
John 9:40 Those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and said to him, "Are we also blind?"
John 9:41 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say,'We see.' Therefore your sin remains.
John 10:21 Others said, "These are not the sayings of one possessed by a demon. It isn't possible for a demon to open the eyes of the blind, is it?"
John 11:37 Some of them said, "Couldn't this man, who opened the eyes of him who was blind, have also kept this man from dying?"
John 12:40 "He has blinded their eyes and he hardened their heart, lest they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, and would turn, and I would heal them."
Acts 13:11 Now, behold, the hand of the Lord is on you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun for a season!" Immediately a mist and darkness fell on him. He went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
Romans 2:19 and are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,
2 Corinthians 4:4 in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the Good News of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn on them.
2 Peter 1:9 For he who lacks these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins.
2 Peter 3:5 For they are wilfully blind to the fact that there were heavens which existed of old, and an earth, the latter arising out of water and extending continuously through water, by the command of God;
1 John 2:11 But he who hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and doesn't know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
Revelation 3:17 Because you say,'I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing;' and don't know that you are the wretched one, miserable, poor, blind, and naked;
Genesis 19:11 They struck the men who were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
Exodus 4:11 Yahweh said to him, "Who made man's mouth? Or who makes one mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Isn't it I, Yahweh?
Exodus 23:8 "You shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight and perverts the words of the righteous.
Leviticus 19:14 "'You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind; but you shall fear your God. I am Yahweh.
Leviticus 21:18 For whatever man he is that has a blemish, he shall not draw near: a blind man, or a lame, or he who has a flat nose, or any deformity,
Leviticus 22:22 Blind, injured, maimed, having a wart, festering, or having a running sore, you shall not offer these to Yahweh, nor make an offering by fire of them on the altar to Yahweh.
Deuteronomy 15:21 If it have any blemish, as if it be lame or blind, any ill blemish whatever, you shall not sacrifice it to Yahweh your God.
Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you take a bribe; for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
Deuteronomy 27:18 'Cursed is he who makes the blind to wander out of the way.' All the people shall say,'Amen.'
Deuteronomy 28:28 Yahweh will strike you with madness, and with blindness, and with astonishment of heart;
Deuteronomy 28:29 and you shall grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways: and you shall be only oppressed and robbed always, and there shall be none to save you.
1 Samuel 2:33 The man of yours, whom I shall not cut off from my altar, shall be to consume your eyes, and to grieve your heart; and all the increase of your house shall die in the flower of their age.
1 Samuel 12:3 Here I am. Witness against me before Yahweh, and before his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey have I taken? Whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed? Of whose hand have I taken a ransom to blind my eyes therewith? I will restore it to you."
2 Samuel 5:6 The king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who spoke to David, saying, "Unless you take away the blind and the lame, you shall not come in here;" thinking, "David can't come in here."
2 Samuel 5:8 David said on that day, "Whoever strikes the Jebusites, let him get up to the watercourse, and strike the lame and the blind, who are hated by David's soul." Therefore they say, "The the blind and the lame can't come into the house."
2 Kings 6:18 When they came down to him, Elisha prayed to Yahweh, and said, "Please strike this people with blindness." He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
Job 29:15 I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame.
Psalms 69:23 Let their eyes be blind so that they may not see; let their bodies for ever be shaking.
Psalms 94:9 Has he by whom your ears were planted no hearing? or is he blind by whom your eyes were formed?
Psalms 146:8 Yahweh opens the eyes of the blind. Yahweh raises up those who are bowed down. Yahweh loves the righteous.
Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and healed.
Isaiah 29:9 Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
Isaiah 29:18 In that day, the deaf will hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind will see out of obscurity and out of darkness.
Isaiah 33:23 Your cords have become loose; they were not able to make strong the support of their sails, the sail was not stretched out: then the blind will take much property, the feeble-footed will make division of the goods of war.
Isaiah 35:5 Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.
Isaiah 42:7 to open the blind eyes, to bring the prisoners out of the dungeon, and those who sit in darkness out of the prison.
Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way that they don't know. I will lead them in paths that they don't know. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. I will do these things, and I will not forsake them.
Isaiah 42:18 "Hear, you deaf, and look, you blind, that you may see.
Isaiah 42:19 Who is blind, but my servant? Or who is as deaf as my messenger whom I send? Who is as blind as he who is at peace, and as blind as Yahweh's servant?
Isaiah 43:8 Bring out the blind people who have eyes, and the deaf who have ears.
Isaiah 44:9 Those who make a pictured image are all of them as nothing, and the things of their desire will be of no profit to them: and their servants see not, and have no knowledge; so they will be put to shame.
Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they can't bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.
Isaiah 59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind; yes, we grope as those who have no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the twilight; among those who are lusty we are as dead men.
Jeremiah 31:8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the uttermost parts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her who travails with child together: a great company shall they return here.
Lamentations 4:14 They wander as blind men in the streets, they are polluted with blood, So that men can't touch their garments.
Zephaniah 1:17 I will bring distress on men, that they will walk like blind men, because they have sinned against Yahweh, and their blood will be poured out like dust, and their flesh like dung.
Zechariah 12:4 In that day," says Yahweh, "I will strike every horse with terror, and his rider with madness; and I will open my eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.
Malachi 1:8 When you offer the blind for sacrifice, isn't that evil? And when you offer the lame and sick, isn't that evil? Present it now to your governor! Will he be pleased with you? Or will he accept your person?" says Yahweh of Armies.
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