1As he drew near to Jericho, 2a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.
And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant.
They told him, 3"Jesus of Nazareth is passing by."
And he cried out, "Jesus, 4Son of David, have mercy on me!"
And those who were in front 5rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
And Jesus stopped and commanded him to be brought to him. And when he came near, he asked him,
6"What do you want me to do for you?" He said, "Lord, let me recover my sight."
And Jesus said to him, "Recover your sight; 7your faith has 8made you well."
And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him, 9glorifying God. And 10all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.