And they come to Jericho, and as he was going out from Jericho, and his disciples and a large crowd, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, the blind [man], sat by the wayside begging.
And having heard that it was a Jesus the Nazaraean, he began to cry out and to say, O Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me.
And many rebuked him, that he might be silent; but he cried so much the more, Son of David, have mercy on me.
And Jesus, standing still, desired him to be called. And they call the blind [man], saying to him, Be of good courage, rise up, he calls thee.
And, throwing away his garment, he started up and came to Jesus.
And Jesus answering says to him, What wilt thou that I shall do to thee? And the blind [man] said to him, Rabboni, b that I may see.
And Jesus said to him, Go, thy faith has healed thee. And he saw immediately, and followed him in the way.