Jesus cures the blind and mute man (Mt 12:22-12:22)

“Then they brought to him

A demoniac

Who was blind

And mute.

Jesus cured him.


The one who had been mute

Could speak

And see.”


Τότε προσηνέχθη αὐτῷ δαιμονιζόμενος τυφλὸς καὶ κωφός· καὶ ἐθεράπευσεν αὐτόν, ὥστε τὸν κωφὸν λαλεῖν καὶ βλέπειν.


There is something similar to this in Matthew, chapter 9:32-33, and Luke, chapter 11:14.  In the other texts, the man was only mute not blind.  Here they brought to Jesus, a man who was possessed by the devil (Τότε προσηνέχθη αὐτῷ δαιμονιζόμενος).  He was a mute or non-speaking demoniac and a blind person (τυφλὸς καὶ κωφός·).  Jesus then healed or cured him (καὶ ἐθεράπευσεν αὐτόν).  There was no mention of casting out the demon from this man.  Then this mute and blind person began to speak (ὥστε τὸν κωφὸν λαλεῖν) and see (καὶ βλέπειν).  The emphasis in this story was on healing not on exorcising.

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