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How Many Times Did Jesus Heal The Blind In The New Testament

In the New Testament, Jesus healed a blind man. The story is found in Matthew 9:29-31 and Mark 8:22-25.

In the first passage, it says that Jesus was walking down the road when he encountered a man who had been blind from birth. The disciples asked him why he was crying out to Jesus for help. The man said that he wanted to be able to see so he could see Jesus’ face when he came into town. Jesus took pity on this man and touched his eyes with his hands, saying “Go and wash in the pool of Siloam.”

The man went away, washed himself in the pool of Siloam, and came back seeing. He then accompanied Jesus into the town where everyone marveled at how much more beautiful his eyes were than anyone else’s eyes had ever been before!

In the second passage (Mark 8), it says that there was another blind man who was sitting by the roadside begging for money from passersby because he needed something to eat. When Jesus saw this man sitting there by himself with no one else around except for him and his disciples who were with Jesus at that time; He called out to him saying: “Do you believe

How Many Times Did Jesus Heal The Blind In The New Testament

By: Steve Shirley

     A: Jesus healed quite a few blind people. We are shown 8 specific people who were given their sight, and we have two more instances where we aren’t told how many people Jesus restored sight to. Following is a list of the 8 who were healed:

#1. (Mt 9:27-31) Jesus gave sight to “two” blind men.

#2. (Mk 8:22-26) Jesus gave sight to a blind man in Bethsaida by spitting on his eyes.

#3. (Mt 12:22-23) Jesus gave sight to a man who was demon possessed, and blind and mute.

#4. (Lk 18:35-43) Jesus gave sight to a blind man while coming into Jericho. ***

#5. (Mt 20:29-34) Jesus gave sight to “two” blind men when leaving Jericho. One was named Bartimaeus (Mk 10:46-52) ***

#6. (Jn 9:1-41) Jesus gave sight to a blind man by putting clay on his eyes, and then having him wash it off in the Pool of Siloam.

***Note: Some believe #4 and #5 refer to the same event.

     In addition to these, we have two instances where an unknown number of blind people were given sight by Jesus in (Mt 15:29-31) and (Mt 21:14).

     What is “fascinating,” and that I had never noticed before, is that while a number of men performed healing miracles in the Bible (Old and New Testament), ONLY Jesus healed the “blind!” This certainly has to have some significance! I believe it is likely a parallel to the fact that only Jesus can turn darkness into light (from a spiritual standpoint: see: Acts 26:15-181 Pet 2:9Jn 1:5-9).

     Jesus quoted (Isa 35:5-6) and (Isa 61:1-2) in (Lk 4:17-21) and (Lk 7:18-23) to show that healing the blind was one of the signs that was prophesied of the Messiah.

***Note: One more example of Jesus healing the blind could be found in (Acts 9:3-18), when from Heaven, Jesus blinded Paul, and then restored his sight (through Ananias laying hands on Paul). 

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