And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus…
In a journal of a tour through Scotland, by the Rev. C. Simeon, of Cambridge, we have the following passage: — "Went to see Lady Ross's grounds. Here also I saw blind men weaving. May I never forget the following fact. One of the blind men, on being interrogated with respect to his knowledge of spiritual things, answered, 'I never saw till I was blind: nor did I ever know contentment when I had my eyesight, as I do now that I have lost it: I can truly affirm, though few know how to credit me, that I would on no account change my present situation and circumstances with any that I ever enjoyed before I was blind.' He had enjoyed eyesight till twenty-five, and had been blind now about three years." "My soul," Mr. Simeon adds, "was much affected and comforted with his declaration. Surely there is reality in religion."
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.