They came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, Bartimaeus (the son of Timaeus), a blind beggar, was sitting by the road.
When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out, "Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me!"
Many people told him to keep quiet, but he was crying out all the more, "Have mercy on me, Son of David!"
Jesus stopped and said, "Call him." So they called the blind man and said to him, "Have courage! Get up; He's calling for you."
He threw off his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus.
Then Jesus answered him, "What do you want Me to do for you?" "Rabbouni,"a the blind man told Him, "I want to see!"
"Go your way," Jesus told him. "Your faith has healed you." Immediately he could see and began to follow Him on the road.