Luke 18:35

Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar

35 1As he drew near to Jericho, 2a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.

Luke 18:35 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 18:35

And it came to pass that as he was come nigh unto
Which lay in his way to Jerusalem;

a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
this was not blind Bartimaeus, nor his companion, for they were cured by Christ as he went out of Jericho; but this man before he came to it; for we afterwards read of his entrance into, and passing through Jericho, ( Luke 19:1 ) though much the same things are related in this account, as in that of the other two blind men; (See Gill on Matthew 20:30).

Luke 18:35 In-Context

33 And after flogging him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise."
34 But they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said.
35 As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.
36 And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant.
37 They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by."

Cross References 2

  • 1. For ver. 35-43, see Matthew 20:29-34; Mark 10:46-52
  • 2. John 9:1, 8
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