Matthew 9:29

29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, "It shall be done to you 1according to your faith."

Matthew 9:29 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 9:29

Then touched he their eyes
Not but that he could have restored sight to them, without touching their eyes, by a word speaking, or by the secret communication of his power; but he might do this as a sign of his favour and kindness to them, and of his will to cure them; as also in compliance with their weakness, who might expect some manual operation upon them;

saying, according to your faith be it unto you:
not that faith in his person and power, was the cause or condition of this cure, or the rule and measure according to which Christ proceeded; but the sense is, that as they had believed he was able to heal them, accordingly a cure should be effected; which, upon his so saying, they immediately found performed in them.

Matthew 9:29 In-Context

27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"
28 When He entered the house, the blind men came up to Him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord ."
29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, "It shall be done to you according to your faith."
30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them: "See that no one knows about this!"
31 But they went out and spread the news about Him throughout all that land.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 8:13; Matthew 9:22

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "Let it be done;" Gr command
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