5134 blindness, natural
The inability to see properly. The healing of such physical blindness was one of the many miracles performed by Jesus Christ, who restored sight to the blind at several points during his ministry. Scripture often treats blindness as a symbol of the human inability or refusal to realise the importance of God and the gospel. The restoration of sight can thus be treated as a symbol of coming to faith.
The causes of blindness
Directions to care for the blind
The healing of blindness
The healing of the blind by Jesus Christ Lk 4:18 See also Mt 9:27-30; Mt 11:5 pp Lk 7:21-22; Mt 12:22; Mt 15:30-31; Mt 20:29-34 pp Mk 10:46-52 pp Lk 18:35-43; Mk 8:22-25; Jn 9:6-7; Ac 9:17-18 through Ananias
Blindness as a symbol