Matthew 20:33

33 “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.”

Matthew 20:33 in Other Translations

33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
33 They said to him, "Lord, let our eyes be opened."
33 “Lord,” they said, “we want to see!”
33 They said, "Master, we want our eyes opened. We want to see!"
33 "Lord," they said to Him, "open our eyes!"

Matthew 20:33 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 20:33

They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
] That is, that their sight might be restored to them; for being deprived of that, it was all one as if their eyes were so closed, that they could not open them; and so the recovery of it is expressed by an opening of them. The opening of the eyes of the blind was prophesied of, as what should be done in the days of the Messiah, and by him, as an evidence of his being that person, ( Isaiah 35:5 ) which prophecy these blind men might be acquainted with, and be an encouragement to their faith to expect a cure from him. They do not ask for alms, but for the recovery of their sight; which being granted, they would be able to get their bread in another way; for they were not like some idle persons that choose rather to be under such a calamity, or any other, that they might not be obliged to work with their hands for a livelihood. Their request shows, that they made no doubt of it, but firmly believed that Christ was able to do this for them, though the thing was impossible to be done by man; who therefore must conclude that he was not a mere man, but the Son of the living God.

Matthew 20:33 In-Context

31 The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”
32 Jesus stopped and called them. “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.
33 “Lord,” they answered, “we want our sight.”
34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.
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