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Blind Bartimaeus Healed



The Healing of Bartimaeus, Eustache Le Sueur  1625-1650

A blind man named Bartimaeus was sitting by the highway begging. He heard the multitude and asked someone what was going on. They told him Jesus of Nazareth was passing by.

Bartimaeus had heard about Jesus and probably knew of the miracles he had been doing because he cried out, "Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me."

Those with him told him to be quiet, but he cried even louder, "Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me!"

Jesus stopped and asked that the man be brought to him. He asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" Of course, Jesus knew what he wanted and needed.

Bartimaeus said, "Lord, I want to be able to see."

Jesus replied,"Receive your sight. Your faith has saved you."

Immediately he could see and he followed Jesus, glorifying God, and all who saw it gave praise to God.

Matthew says two blind men were healed, but he doesn't name them. Mark calls the blind man Bartimaeus, and Luke says "a certain blind man".

This is the thirty-second recorded miracle of Jesus.

Matthew 20:29-34


Mark 10:46-52


Luke 18:35-43

Zip Code 20-10-18-0




Memory Hook

Jesus is in the print shop at church. There are two very efficient blind men doing the work. What? How can blind men work in a print shop? That's easy. Jesus is assisting them!.

Each one balances 20 basketballs on his head, juggles 10 bowling pins in his hands and holds 18 wild elephants in his lap while he does his work! Funny? Try it! John can't believe his eye, so he is silent.



head+20 = Matthew 20
hands+10 = Mark 10
lap+18 = Luke 18

(20-10-18-0)

This zip code means the story is found in the 20th chapter of Matthew (20), the 10th chapter of Mark (10), the 18th chapter of Luke (18) and is not recorded in John.

(Remember this hook)
  • Head = Matthew
  • Arms = Mark
  • Waist = Luke
  • Feet = John

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