As they approached Jericho, a blind beggar was sitting beside the road.
When he heard the noise of a crowd going past, he asked what was happening.
They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was going by.
So he began shouting, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
The crowds ahead of Jesus tried to hush the man, but he only shouted louder, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
When Jesus heard him, he stopped and ordered that the man be brought to him.
Then Jesus asked the man, "What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord," he pleaded, "I want to see!"
And Jesus said, "All right, you can see! Your faith has healed you." 43
Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus, praising God. And all who saw it praised God, too.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)