New International Version
Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.
King James Bible
So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus, moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes had sight restored to them, and they followed him.
World English Bible
Jesus, being moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes received their sight, and they followed him.
Young's Literal Translation
and having been moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes, and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
So Jesus had compassion on them - Σπλαγχνιαθεις, He was moved with tender pity. The tender pity of Christ met the earnest cry of the blind men, and their immediate cure was the result.
They followed him - As a proof of the miracle that was wrought, and of the gratitude which they felt to their benefactor. For other particulars of this miraculous cure, see the notes on Mark 10:46, etc.
Reader, whosoever thou art, act in behalf of thy soul as these blind men did in behalf of their sight, and thy salvation is sure. Apply to the Son of David; lose not a moment; he is passing by, and thou art passing into eternity, and probably wilt never have a more favorable opportunity than the present. The Lord increase thy earnestness and faith!
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LibraryFebruary 2. "And Whosoever Will be Great among You, Let Him be Your Minister. And Whosoever Will be Chief among You, Let Him be Your Servant" (Matt. xx. 26, 27).
"And whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister. And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant" (Matt. xx. 26, 27). Slave is the literal meaning of the word, doulos. The first word used for service is diakanos, which means a minister to others in any usual way or work: but the word doulos means a bond slave, and the Lord here plainly teaches us that the highest service is that of a bond slave. He Himself made Himself the servant of all, and he who would come …
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"Lord," they answered, "we want our sight."
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