Luke 18:35
New International Version
As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.

New Living Translation
As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind beggar was sitting beside the road.

English Standard Version
As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.

Berean Study Bible
As Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting beside the road, begging.

Berean Literal Bible
And it came to pass in His drawing near to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting beside the road, begging.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:

New King James Version
Then it happened, as He was coming near Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the road begging.

New American Standard Bible
Now as Jesus was approaching Jericho, a man who was blind was sitting by the road, begging.

NASB 1995
As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.

NASB 1977
And it came about that as He was approaching Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting by the road, begging.

Amplified Bible
As He was approaching Jericho [on His way to Jerusalem], it happened that a blind man was sitting beside the road begging.

Christian Standard Bible
As he approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As He drew near Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, as he drew nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when they came near to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting on the side of the road and begging.

Contemporary English Version
When Jesus was coming close to Jericho, a blind man sat begging beside the road.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now it came to pass, when he drew nigh to Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the way side, begging.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, as he drew nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:

Good News Translation
As Jesus was coming near Jericho, there was a blind man sitting by the road, begging.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As Jesus came near Jericho, a blind man was sitting and begging by the road.

International Standard Version
As Jesus was approaching Jericho, there was a blind man sitting by the road begging.

Literal Standard Version
And it came to pass, in His coming near to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting beside the way begging,

NET Bible
As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, as he came near Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the road, begging.

Weymouth New Testament
As Jesus came near to Jericho, there was a blind man sitting by the way-side begging.

World English Bible
It happened, as he came near Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the road, begging.

Young's Literal Translation
And it came to pass, in his coming nigh to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting beside the way begging,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar
34But the disciples did not understand any of these things. The meaning was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend what He was saying. 35As Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting beside the road, begging. 36When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.…

Cross References
Matthew 13:4
And as he was sowing, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.

Matthew 20:29
As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him.

Mark 10:46
Next, they came to Jericho. And as Jesus and His disciples were leaving Jericho with a large crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting beside the road.

Luke 18:36
When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening.

Luke 19:1
Then Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.


Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, that as he was come near to Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:

as.

Matthew 20:29,30
And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him…

Mark 10:46,47
And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging…

begging.

Luke 16:20,21
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, …

1 Samuel 2:8
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.

John 9:8
The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?









(35) As he was come nigh unto Jericho.--Better, as He was coming nigh. See Notes on Matthew 20:29-34; Mark 10:46-52. St. Luke, for some reason, passes over the ambitious request of the sons of Zebedee. He agrees with St. Mark, and not with St. Matthew, as to there being one blind man, and as to the miracle being wrought on the approach to Jericho, not on the departure from it.

Verse 35. - And it came to pass; that as he was come nigh unto Jericho. Jericho was once called "the City of Palms," afterwards "the City of Perfumes." It was about eighteen miles from Jerusalem. In the Herodian times it became a popular resort, owing to the affection the great Herod entertained for it. Its palm-groves and balsam-gardens were a present from Antony to Cleopatra. Herod the Great bought them from her, and made it one of his royal cities, and adorned it with many stately buildings, and eventually died there, it is now a miserable village. A certain blind man sat by the wayside begging. An apparent discrepancy exists in the three accounts given of this act of our Lord. St. Luke speaks of one blind man who was healed as our Lord was entering the town. St. Matthew and St. Mark mention that the miracle took place as our Lord was leaving the place, and St. Matthew mentions that two blind men received their sight at the bidding of Jesus. Several solutions of this little difficulty have been proposed. Perhaps the most probable is that the sufferers were sitting near the town gates as the Lord entered. They, hearing who was passing by, eagerly called to him for help. Surrounded by the crowd, he probably did not hear the cry, or possibly wished to test the earnestness of their faith by allowing them to wait. They follow him through the place, and in the open space outside the city they attract his attention, and he heals them. Or, in the words of Dr. Morrison, "the case seems to have begun as he entered into the city, but it culminated in all likelihood as he departed." A later explanation, apparently preferred by Godet and Farrar, is that, as Josephus and Eusebius distinguish between the old and the new Jericho - the old town on the ancient site, and the new Herodian town which had sprung up at a little distance from it - the blind man might, according to some traditions, have been healed as Jesus was leaving old Jericho; according to others, as he was entering the new town. The fact of SS. Mark and Luke only mentioning one blind man is easily explained. There was one evidently (as we shall suggest further on), a well-known character in Christian story - Bartimaeus. Two of the evangelists recorded his cure, as being of special interest to the Church, leaving the second among the numberless unrecorded miracles of healing of Jesus. A certain blind man. St. Mark names him Bartimaeus. It may be inferred that, as St. Mark specially names him, this man was well known in early Christian story. We know that after the cure he joined the company as one of the followers of Jesus.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
As
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[Jesus]
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

drew near
ἐγγίζειν (engizein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 1448: Trans: I bring near; intrans: I come near, approach. From eggus; to make near, i.e. approach.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Jericho,
Ἰεριχὼ (Ierichō)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2410: Jericho, a city a little north of the Dead Sea. Of Hebrew origin; Jericho, a place in Palestine.

a
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

blind [man]
τυφλός (typhlos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5185: Blind, physically or mentally. From, tuphoo; opaque, i.e. blind.

was sitting
ἐκάθητο (ekathēto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2521: To sit, be seated, enthroned; I dwell, reside. From kata; and hemai; to sit down; figuratively, to remain, reside.

beside
παρὰ (para)
Preposition
Strong's 3844: Gen: from; dat: beside, in the presence of; acc: alongside of.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

road,
ὁδὸν (hodon)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3598: A way, road, journey, path. Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication, a progress; figuratively, a mode or means.

begging.
ἐπαιτῶν (epaitōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1871: To beg, be a beggar, ask alms. From epi and aiteo; to ask for.


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