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 253  JESUS CURES the BLIND
  Matt 20   Mark 10 Luke 18

 

   46  And they came to Jericho;  35  As he drew near to Jericho,

29

And   and  

 

 
  as they went out of Jericho,   as he was leaving Jericho    
      with his disciples    
  a great crowd   and a great multitude,*    
  followed him.        

30

And behold,        
      Bartimae'us,    
  two blind [men]   a blind beggar,   a blind [man]

 

    the son of Timae'us,    
  sitting by the roadside,   was sitting by the roadside.   was sitting by the roadside
          begging;
31 when they heard that 47 And when he heard that 36 and hearing
          a multitude* going by,
          he inquired
          what this meant.
        37 They told him,
  Jesus   it was Jesus of Nazareth,   "Jesus of Nazareth
  was passing by,       is passing by."
  cried out,   he began to cry out and say,

38

And he cried,
** "<Lord,>   "Jesus, Son of David,*   "Jesus, Son of David,*
  have mercy on us,    have mercy on me!"   have mercy on me!"
  Son of David!"*        
       

39

And those who were in front

32

The crowd rebuked them,

48

And many rebuked him,   rebuked him,
  telling them to be silent;   telling him to be silent;   telling him to be silent;
  but

 

but   but
  they cried out all the more,   he cried out all the more,   he cried out all the more,
  "Lord,   "Son of David, *   "Son of David,*
  have mercy on us,    have mercy on me!"   have mercy on me!"
  Son of David!"*        

32

And Jesus stopped 49 And Jesus stopped 40 And Jesus stopped
  and called them, saying,    and said, "Call him."   and commanded him
          to be brought to him;
      And    
      they called the blind man,    
      saying to him, "Take heart;    
      rise, he is calling you."    
   

50

'And throwing off his mantle    
      he sprang up    
      and came to Jesus.   and when he came near,
   

51

And Jesus said to him,   he asked him,
  "What do you want   "What do you want

41

"What do you want
  me to do for you?"   me to do for you?"   me to do for you?"
      And    
33 They said to him,   the blind man said to him,   He said,
  "Lord,   "<Rabbouni>,   "Lord,  
  let our eyes be opened."    let me receive my sight."   let me receive my sight."

34

And Jesus

52

And Jesus said to him,

42

And Jesus said to him,
  in pity touched their eyes,        
      "Go your way;   "Receive your sight;
      your faith has made you well."   your faith has made you well."  
  and immediately   And immediately

43

And immediately
  they received their sight   he received his sight   he received his sight
  and followed him.   and followed him   and followed him,
      on the way.   glorifying God;
          and all the people,
          when they saw it,
          gave praise to God.

 

**Note: The ms. evidence for "Lord" (kyrie) in the salutation in Matt 20:31 is mixed. The text used here follows Codex Vaticanus, Jerome & Augustine. Codex Sinaiticus omits it but has Iesou after the plea for mercy. Bezae Cantabrigiensis (like Mark, Luke & other ancient texts) has neither name .

 

Color Code
 Blue  Three texts use same vocabulary.
 Teal  Two texts use same vocabulary.
 Black   Words unique to a particular text.
   No parallel elements in this gospel.
*  Same wording, different order
 [man]  Word in RSV but not Greek text.
 <Lord>  RSV wording revised to reflect Greek.
 244   Sequence in synoptic outlines
 
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