They came to Jericho; and as He was leaving that town--Himself and His disciples and a great crowd--Bartimaeus (the son of Timaeus), a blind beggar, was sitting by the way-side.
Hearing that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out, "Son of David, Jesus, have pity on me."
Many angrily told him to leave off shouting; but he only cried out all the louder, "Son of David, have pity on me."
Then Jesus stood still. "Call him," He said. So they called the blind man. "Cheer up," they said; "rise, he is calling you."
The man flung away his outer garment, sprang to his feet, and came to Jesus.
"What shall I do for you?" said Jesus. "Rabboni," replied the blind man, "let me recover my sight."
"Go," said Jesus, "your faith has cured you." Instantly he regained his sight, and followed Him along the road.