New American Standard Bible
And he looked up and said, "I see men, for I see them like trees, walking around."
King James Bible
And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
Darby Bible Translation
And having looked up, he said, I behold men, for I see them, as trees, walking.
World English Bible
He looked up, and said, "I see men; for I see them like trees walking."
Young's Literal Translation
and he, having looked up, said, 'I behold men, as I see trees, walking.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I see men, as trees, walking - I see men walking, but see them so indistinctly that, but for their "motion," I could not distinguish them from trees. I cannot distinctly see their shapes and features. Probably our Lord did not "at once" restore him fully to sight, that he might strengthen his faith. Seeing that Jesus had partially restored him, it was evidence that he could "wholly," and it led him to exercise faith anew in him, and to feel more strikingly his dependence on him.
LibraryThe Gradual Healing of the Blind Man
'And Jesus cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto Him, and besought Him to touch him. 23. And He took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when He had spit on his eyes, and put His hands upon Him, He asked him if he saw ought. 24. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. 25. After that He put His hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.'--Mark viii. 22-25. This miracle, which is only recorded …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
On the Words of the Gospel, Mark viii. 5, Etc. , Where the Miracle of the Seven Loaves is Related.
Epistle xxiii. To John, Bishop.
The General Service to a Monk-Martyr.
Taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, "Do you see anything?"
Then again He laid His hands on his eyes; and he looked intently and was restored, and began to see everything clearly.
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