Matthew 9:29

29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “Because of your faith, it will happen.”

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 After Jesus left the girl’s home, two blind men followed along behind him, shouting, “Son of David, have mercy on us!”
28 They went right into the house where he was staying, and Jesus asked them, “Do you believe I can make you see?” “Yes, Lord,” they told him, “we do.”
29 Then he touched their eyes and said, “Because of your faith, it will happen.”
30 Then their eyes were opened, and they could see! Jesus sternly warned them, “Don’t tell anyone about this.”
31 But instead, they went out and spread his fame all over the region.