and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave;
just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many."
As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him.
There were two blind men sitting by the roadside. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted, "Lord, a have mercy on us, Son of David!"
The crowd sternly ordered them to be quiet; but they shouted even more loudly, "Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!"
Jesus stood still and called them, saying, "What do you want me to do for you?"
They said to him, "Lord, let our eyes be opened."
Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they regained their sight and followed him.
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