Mark 10:51

51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. “My Rabbi, ” the blind man said, “I want to see!”

Mark 10:51 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 10:51

And Jesus answered and said unto him
Being come to him, and standing before him:

what wilt thou that I should do unto thee?
What means this vehement cry? what is it thou designest by mercy? is it money thou askest for, to relieve thy wants? or is it that thy sight may be restored?

The blind man said unto him, Lord;
"Rabboni", or, as the Syriac version reads it; "Rabbi"; thou, great master in Israel, and Lord, of the whole world, my request to thee, and which thou, art, able to effect; is,

that I might receive my sight; (See Gill on Matthew 20:33).

Mark 10:51 In-Context

49 When Jesus heard him, he stopped and said, “Tell him to come here.” So they called the blind man. “Cheer up,” they said. “Come on, he’s calling you!”
50 Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus.
51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. “My Rabbi, ” the blind man said, “I want to see!”
52 And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Greek uses the Hebrew term Rabboni.