64. Where did Jesus cure the blind man? Mark 8:22-25 vs. John 8:59-9:6
I love the choice of words here: “the blind man”
And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to Him a blind man and begged Him to touch him. 23 And He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when He had spit on his eyes and laid His hands on him, He asked him, “Do you see anything? 24 And he looked up and said, “I see men, but they look like trees, walking.” 25 Then Jesus laid His hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
John 8:59 – 9:7
59 So they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.
1 As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 We must work the works of Him who send me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
6 Having said these things, He spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then He anointed the man’s eyes with the mud 7 and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.
Do these two stories have anything in common, except for a blind man and some spit?
- Takes place in Bethsaida
- People brought the blind man to Jesus.
- Jesus spit on his eyes.
- The man wasn’t completely healed the first time.
- Takes place near Siloam
- Jesus passed by a blind man, who became a conversation topic.
- Jesus spit on the ground and made mud, put mud on the guy’s eyes, and told him to go wash his face.