Mark 8 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 8:22-26 – A Blind Man in Bethsaida
Mark 8:22-26 – A Blind Man in Bethsaida
MK8:22 Then Jesus arrived at Bethsaida and the people brought to him a blind man, and they begged Jesus to touch him. MK8:23 So Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of town, and after he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands upon him, Jesus asked him if he could see. MK8:24 Then the blind man looked around and said: “I see trees walking about like people.” MK8:25 So Jesus put his hands upon the man’s eyes again and caused him to see clearly, restoring his sight. MK8:26 Then Jesus sent him back to his home, telling him: “Do not go into the village [[nor tell anyone in the town]].”
 People brought to him a blind man: A story unique to Mark.
 Again: If Jesus were God Himself it would seem unlikely that he would have to try again to bring the cure to perfection.
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