New American Standard Bible
To open blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the dungeon And those who dwell in darkness from the prison.
King James Bible
To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Darby Bible Translation
to open the blind eyes, to bring forth the prisoner from the prison, them that sit in darkness out of the house of restraint.
World English Bible
to open the blind eyes, to bring the prisoners out of the dungeon, and those who sit in darkness out of the prison.
Young's Literal Translation
To open the eyes of the blind, To bring forth from prison the bound one, From the house of restraint those sitting in darkness.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
To open the blind eyes - This is equivalent to saying that he would impart instruction to those who were ignorant. It relates to the Jews as well as to the Gentiles. He would acquaint them with God, and with the way of salvation. The condition of the world is often represented as one of darkness and blindness. Men see not their true character; they see not their real condition; they are ignorant of God, and of the truths pertaining to their future existence; and they need, therefore, some one who shall enlighten, and sanctify, and save them.
To bring out the prisoners from the prison - (Compare Isaiah 61:1-2). This evidently refers to a spiritual deliverance, though the language is derived from deliverance from a prison. It denotes that he would rescue those who were confined in mental darkness by sin; and that their deliverance from the thraldom and darkness of sin would be as wonderful as if a prisoner should be delivered suddenly from a dark cell, and be permitted to go forth and breathe the pure air of freedom. Such is the freedom which the gospel imparts; nor can there be a more striking description of its happy effects on the minds and hearts of darkened and wretched people (compare 1 Peter 2:9).
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and said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam " (which is translated, Sent). So he went away and washed, and came back seeing.
to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.'
There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death, Prisoners in misery and chains,
On that day the deaf will hear words of a book, And out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.
Then the eyes of the blind will be opened And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.
Saying to those who are bound, 'Go forth,' To those who are in darkness, 'Show yourselves.' Along the roads they will feed, And their pasture will be on all bare heights.
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;
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