Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it to you.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)Then touched he their eyes.—This is the first recorded instance of the method which our Lord seems always to have adopted in the case of the blind, and, in part also, in that of the deaf. Others might have their faith strengthened by the look of sympathy and conscious power which they saw in the face of the Healer. From that influence they were shut out, and for them therefore its absence was supplied by acts which they would naturally connect with the purpose to heal them. (Comp. the later instances in Matthew 20:34; ‘John 9:6.)Matthew 8:3.
According to your faith ... - That is, you have "believed" that you could be healed, be healed accordingly. Your faith covered the whole extent of the work respecting my power and the absolute restoration to sight, and that power is exerted accordingly, and your sight is restored. So with the sinner. If he has faith in the Son of God; if he believes that he is able and willing to save him: and if he earnestly desires to be saved, the power of Jesus will be put forth to the full extent of his faith.See Poole on "Matthew 9:31".
saying, according to your faith be it unto you: not that faith in his person and power, was the cause or condition of this cure, or the rule and measure according to which Christ proceeded; but the sense is, that as they had believed he was able to heal them, accordingly a cure should be effected; which, upon his so saying, they immediately found performed in them.Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)Matthew 9:29. Κατὰ, according to) He says this by way of affirmation, not of limitation.—γενηθήτω, let it be done, or let it become) corresponding with the Hebrew יהי.
 Used in the celebrated passage, Genesis 1:3, “And GOD said, ‘Let there be Light:’—and there was Light.”—(I. B.)Verse 29. - Then touched he their eyes. So also Matthew 20:34, showing his sympathy and helping their faith (Matthew 8:3); cf. also John 9:6, and supra, ver. 18, note. Saying, According to your faith (Matthew 8:13, note) be it (done, Revised Version; γενηθήτω) unto you.
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