As He drew near Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.
Hearing a crowd passing by, he inquired what this meant.
"Jesus the Nazarene is passing by," they told him.
So he called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
Then those in front told him to keep quiet,a but he kept crying out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him. When he drew near, He asked him,
"What do you want Me to do for you?" "Lord," he said, "I want to see!"
"Receive your sight!" Jesus told him. "Your faith has healed you." b43
Instantly he could see, and he began to follow Him, glorifying God. All the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.