Matthew 20:34
New International Version
Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.

New Living Translation
Jesus felt sorry for them and touched their eyes. Instantly they could see! Then they followed him.

English Standard Version
And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they recovered their sight and followed him.

Berean Study Bible
Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes, and at once they received their sight and followed Him.

Berean Literal Bible
And having been moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they received sight, and they followed Him.

New American Standard Bible
Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.

King James Bible
So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

Christian Standard Bible
Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they could see, and they followed him.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus felt sorry for them and touched their eyes. At once they could see, and they became his followers.

Good News Translation
Jesus had pity on them and touched their eyes; at once they were able to see, and they followed him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they could see, and they followed Him.

International Standard Version
Then Jesus, deeply moved with compassion, touched their eyes, and at once they could see again. So they followed him.

NET Bible
Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.

New Heart English Bible
Jesus, being moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes received their sight, and they followed him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yeshua was moved with pity for them and he touched their eyes, and immediately their eyes were opened and they went after him. Matthew

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus felt sorry for them, so he touched their eyes. Their sight was restored at once, and they followed him.

New American Standard 1977
And moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Jesus, having mercy on them, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

King James 2000 Bible
So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

American King James Version
So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

American Standard Version
And Jesus, being moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and straightway they received their sight, and followed him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus having compassion on them, touched their eyes. And immediately they saw, and followed him.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus, moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes had sight restored to them, and they followed him.

English Revised Version
And Jesus, being moved with compassion, touched their eyes: and straightway they received their sight, and followed him.

Webster's Bible Translation
So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

Weymouth New Testament
Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes, and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.

World English Bible
Jesus, being moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes received their sight, and they followed him.

Young's Literal Translation
and having been moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes, and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
Study Bible
The Blind Men by the Road
33“Lord,” they answered, “let our eyes be opened.” 34Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes, and at once they received their sight and followed Him.
Cross References
Matthew 20:33
"Lord," they answered, "let our eyes be opened."

Matthew 21:1
As they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent out two disciples.

Treasury of Scripture

So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

Jesus.

Matthew 9:36
But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

Matthew 14:14
And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

Matthew 15:32
Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.

touched.

Matthew 9:29
Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

Mark 7:33
And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;

Luke 22:51
And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.

and they.

Matthew 8:15
And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.

Psalm 119:67,71
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word…

Luke 18:43
And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.







Lexicon
Moved with compassion,
Σπλαγχνισθεὶς (Splanchnistheis)
Verb - Aorist Participle Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4697: To feel compassion, have pity on, be moved.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

touched
ἥψατο (hēpsato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 680: Prop: I fasten to; I lay hold of, touch, know carnally. Reflexive of hapto; properly, to attach oneself to, i.e. To touch.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

eyes,
ὀμμάτων (ommatōn)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3659: An eye. From optanomai; a sight, i.e. the eye.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

at once
εὐθέως (eutheōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2112: Immediately, soon, at once. Adverb from euthus; directly, i.e. At once or soon.

they received their sight
ἀνέβλεψαν (aneblepsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 308: To look up, recover my sight. From ana and blepo; to look up; by implication, to recover sight.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

followed
ἠκολούθησαν (ēkolouthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 190: To accompany, attend, follow. Properly, to be in the same way with, i.e. To accompany.

Him.
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(34) So Jesus had compassion.--Literally, and Jesus. It was not His purpose to meet the popular demand for signs and wonders, but compassion drew from Him the work of power which otherwise He would have shrunk from here. And then the two followed Him, glorifying God. In St. Luke's narrative the incident is followed by the story of Zacchaeus and the parable of the Pounds. Possibly (see Note on Matthew 20:30) they preceded it.

Verse 34. - Touched their eyes. Only St. Matthew mentions this action of our Lord; but in all other cases of the cure of blindness the healing touch of the Man accompanied the word of the God (comp. Matthew 9:29; Mark 8:23; John 9:6), and Christ did not now depart from his usual practice. Thus, as we have noticed before, he connected the cure with himself. He proved that his flesh taken unto the Godhead was life-giving, remedial, efficacious; and he confirmed the faith of the sufferers and bystanders by showing that there was no deceit or collusion. The other synoptists give Christ's assurance to the men, that the restoration of their sight was the reward of faith - a faith exhibited by the invocation of Jesus as "Son of David," by continued importunity amid surrounding difficulties, by confidence in his power and willingness to heal brought to a point by Christ's question, "What will ye that I shall do unto you?" They followed him. A fact only less remarkable than the miracle that led to it. The impulse of a grateful heart drew them along the road which the Saviour travelled. They may have accompanied him to Jerusalem, and joined the applauding multitude which escorted him to the holy city, and employed their new power of sight in observing that wonderful spectacle which the next few days afforded. One, at any rate, of these men, Bartimaeus, seems to have become known in the early Church as a devoted follower of Christ, and hence his name is recorded for all time in the sacred narrative.



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.
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