“The blind man
‘I see people.
Like walking trees.’”
καὶ ἀναβλέψας ἔλεγεν Βλέπω τοὺς ἀνθρώπους, ὅτι ὡς δένδρα ὁρῶ περιπατοῦντας.
This story of the healing of the blind man at Bethsaida was unique to Mark. This was a little different healing that did not take place immediately. Instead there seemed to be a two-step process. At first, the blind man looked up or recovered his sight (καὶ ἀναβλέψας). He then said (ἔλεγεν) that he could see people (Βλέπω τοὺς ἀνθρώπους). However, they looked like trees that were walking or walking trees (ὅτι ὡς δένδρα ὁρῶ περιπατοῦντας), not humans.