Then they came to old Jericho; and when He went forth from Jericho with His disciples, a great multitude followed Him. And it came to pass, as He drew near to the new city of Jericho, behold, two blind men were sitting by the road begging. Then one of them, Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, hearing a multitude passing by, asked what this meant. And they told him, "Jesus the Nazarene is passing by." Now when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, saying "Lord Jesus, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us!" But the multitude rebuked them, that they should be silent. But they cried out the more, saying, "Lord, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us!" And Jesus, standing still, said, "Call them." And He commanded them to be brought to Him. And they called the blind men, saying, "Be of good cheer; arise. He calleth you."
And Bartimaeus, casting away his garment, sprang up, and they came to Jesus. And when they came near, Jesus, answering, said, "What do ye wish that I should do to you?" They say to Him, "Lord, that our eyes may be opened." Then Jesus, moved with compassion, touched their eyes, and said to them, "Receive your sight; go your way; your faith hath saved you." And immediately they received their sight, and followed Him in the way, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.