The man born blind (Jn 9:1-9:1)

“As Jesus walked along,

He saw a man

Blind from his birth.”

Καὶ παράγων εἶδεν ἄνθρωπον τυφλὸν ἐκ γενετῆς.

John had Jesus leave the Jerusalem Temple and begin walking.  Although there are many healings in Mark, Matthew, and Luke, this appears to be a unique healing here in John.  As Jesus walked or passed along (Καὶ παράγων), he saw a man (εἶδεν ἄνθρωπον) who was blind (τυφλὸν) from his birth (ἐκ γενετῆς).  It is not clear how he knew that this man was blind his whole life.  He clearly was a blind man near a path or road, where Jesus was walking, perhaps still in Jerusalem.  Do you know a blind person?

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