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.
Darby Bible Translation
And as Jesus passed on thence, two blind men followed him, crying and saying, Have mercy on 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.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And when Jesus departed thence - The scene of this miracle was near Capernaum. The blind men probably followed him with their cry for aid immediately on his leaving the house of Jairus.
Thou Son of David - By the Son of David the Jews meant the Messiah. He was the descendant or Son of David by way of eminence, Isaiah 9:7; Luke 1:32; Revelation 22:16. See the notes at Matthew 1:1. This was therefore a profession of belief, on the part of these blind men, of the Messiahship of Jesus, and, at the same time, the expression of a belief that, being the Messiah, he could heal them.
Have mercy on us - That is, show compassion toward us in our affliction, and restore to us the blessing of sight.
LibraryA Christlike Judgment of Men
'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.' --MATT. ix. 36. In the course of our Lord's wandering life of teaching and healing, there had naturally gathered around Him a large number of persons who followed Him from place to place, and we have here cast into a symbol the impression produced upon Him by their outward condition. That is to say, He sees them lying there weary, and footsore, and …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Call of Matthew
The Call of Matthew.
The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham:
When 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."
All the crowds were amazed, and were saying, "This man cannot be the Son of David, can he?"
And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed."
As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him.
And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!"
The crowd sternly told them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"
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