They came to Jerico; and as [Jesus] was leaving the town, with his disciples and a large crowd, Batimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was seated at the roadside. Hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Son of David, Jesus, have pity on me!”
Many of the people rounded on him, “Re quiet,” they said, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me.”
Jesus stopped and said, “Call him;” so they called the blind man and said, “Take heart; stand up; he is calling you.”
At that he threw off his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus.
Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do?”
“Master,” the blind man answered, “I want my sight back.”
Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has cured you.”
And at once he recovered his sight and followed him on the road.