Mark 10:46

Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus

46 1And they came to Jericho. And 2as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, 3a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside.

Mark 10:46 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 10:46

And they came to Jericho
Christ and his disciples, from the coasts of Judea, beyond Jordan, in their way to Jerusalem; where Christ met with Zaccheus and converted him, and after some short stay at his house, departed thence;

and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples, and a great number
of people:
which followed him out of that city, to go with him to Jerusalem, being but ten miles off:

blind Bartimeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging;
who was one of the two blind men Matthew makes mention of it, (See Gill on Matthew 20:30).

Mark 10:46 In-Context

44 and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.
45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
46 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside.
47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

Cross References 3

  • 1. For ver. 46-52, see Matthew 20:29-34; Luke 18:35-43
  • 2. [Luke 18:35; Luke 19:1]
  • 3. John 9:1, 8