351As a2Jesus was approachingJericho, a blindman was sitting by the roadbegging.
36Nowhearing a crowdgoing by, he began to inquirewhatthis was.
They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.
And he called out, saying, "Jesus, 3Son of David, havemercy on me!"
39Those who led the way were sternlytelling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, "4Son of David, havemercy on me!"
And Jesusstopped and commanded that he be brought to Him; and when he camenear, He questioned him,
41"What do you want Me to do for you?" And he said, "Lord, I want to regain my sight!"
And Jesussaid to him, "bReceive your sight; 5your faith has cmade you well."43Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, 6glorifyingGod; and when 7all the peoplesaw it, they gavepraise to God.