42Calling them to Himself, Jesussaid to them, "You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentileslord it over them; and their greatmenexerciseauthorityover them.43"But it is not thiswayamong you, 1but whoeverwishes to becomegreatamong you shall be your servant;44and whoeverwishes to be firstamong you shall be slave of all.45"For even the Son of Man2did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His alife a ransom for many."
463Then they came to Jericho. And 4as He was leavingJericho with His disciples and a largecrowd, a blindbeggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road.
When he heard that it was Jesus the 5Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, "Jesus, 6Son of David, havemercy on me!"
48Many were sternlytelling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, "7Son of David, havemercy on me!"
And Jesusstopped and said, "Call him here."So they called the blindman, saying to him, "8Takecourage, stand up! He is calling for you."
50Throwingaside his cloak, he jumped up and came to Jesus.
And answering him, Jesussaid, "What do you want Me to do for you?" And the blindmansaid to Him, "b9Rabboni, I want to regain my sight!"
And Jesussaid to him, "Go; 10your faith has cmade you well."Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road.