Bartimaeus Receives Sight

35 (A)Now as [a](B)Jesus was approaching Jericho, a man who was blind was sitting by the road, begging. 36 But when he heard a crowd going by, he began inquiring what this was. 37 They told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. 38 And he called out, saying, “Jesus, (C)Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 Those who led the way were sternly telling him to be quiet; but he kept crying out all the more, “(D)Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40 And Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to Him; and when he came near, He asked him, 41 “What do you want Me to do for you?” And he said, “Lord, I want to regain my sight!” 42 And Jesus said to him, “Regain your sight; (E)your faith has [b]made you well.” 43 And immediately he regained his sight and began following Him, (F)glorifying God; and when (G)all the people saw it, they gave praise to God.

Zaccheus Converted

19 Jesus (H)entered Jericho and was passing through. And [c]there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; he was a chief tax collector and he was rich. Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and he was unable due to the crowd, because he was short in stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up a [d](I)sycamore tree in order to see Him, because He was about to pass through that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” And he hurried and came down, and received Him [e]joyfully. When the people saw this, they all began to complain, saying, “He has gone in [f]to be the guest of a man who is a sinner!” But Zaccheus stopped and said to (J)the Lord, “Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I am giving to the poor, and if I have (K)extorted anything from anyone, I am giving back (L)four times as much.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is (M)a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Footnotes

  1. Luke 18:35 Lit He
  2. Luke 18:42 Lit saved you
  3. Luke 19:2 Lit behold, a man
  4. Luke 19:4 I.e., fig-mulberry
  5. Luke 19:6 Lit rejoicing
  6. Luke 19:7 Or to find lodging