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Mark 10:46b-52 = Matt 20:29-34 = Luke 18:35-43
(1b) Matt 9:27-31
(1a) Mark 10:46b-52 = Matt 20:29-34 = Luke 18:35-43
/10:46/ As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. /10:47/ When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" /10:48/ Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" /10:49/ Jesus stood still and said, "Call him here." And they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take heart; get up, he is calling you." /10:50/ So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. /10:51/ Then Jesus said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said to him, "My teacher, let me see again." /10:52/ Jesus said to him, "Go; your faith has made you well." Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.
= Matt 20:29-34
/20:29/ As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. /20:30/ There were two blind men sitting by the roadside. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!" /20:31/ The crowd sternly ordered them to be quiet; but they shouted even more loudly, "Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!" /20:32/ Jesus stood still and called them, saying, "What do you want me to do for you?" /20:33/ They said to him, "Lord, let our eyes be opened." /20:34/ Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they regained their sight and followed him.
= Luke 18:35-43
/18:35/ As he approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 18:36 When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was happening. /18:37/ They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." /18:38/ Then he shouted, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" /18:39/ Those who were in front sternly ordered him to be quiet; but he shouted even more loudly, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" /18:40/ Jesus stood still and ordered the man to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, /18:41/ "What do you want me to do for you?" He said, "Lord, let me see again." /18:42/ Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has saved you." /18:43/ Immediately he regained his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God.
(1b) Matt 9:27-31
/9:27/ As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!" /9:28/ When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to him, "Yes, Lord." /9:29/ Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith let it be done to you." /9:30/ And their eyes were opened. Then Jesus sternly ordered them, "See that no one knows of this." /9:31/ But they went away and spread the news about him throughout that district.
John Dominic Crossan
Stratum: II (60-80 CE)
Common Sayings Tradition: No
This poem originated as a contribution to the HODOS online community by Gene Stecher. It is published with Gene's consent but he explicitly retains full rights as the creative author. You welcome to use it for personal study and worship, but it should not be published in any other form without the author's prior consent. Index to Gene Stecher's poems
Son of Timaeus,
the son of Timaeus,
persistant faith like the
widow who dealt with a judge
that cared not what others thought!
Jesus of Nazareth,
Son of David freeing this
Bar Timaeus of the beggar's cup,
Sighting the Jerusalem way.
But this son of David,
warrior on ass and foal of ass,
how could he be David's son
when David called him Lord,
Messiah without use of sword.
Jesus of Nazareth asks,
Jesus, Son of David asks,
Jesus, Lord of David asks,
"What do you want me to do for you?"
son of Man, your wisdom,
son of man, your courage,
son of man, your future.