Matthew 20:34

“So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So Iesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediatly their eyes receiued sight, and they followed him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus, being moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and straightway they received their sight, and followed him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus, being moved with pity, put his fingers on their eyes: and straight away they were able to see, and went after him.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus, moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes had sight restored to them, and they followed him.
- Darby Bible

So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
- Webster's Bible

Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes, and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus, being moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes received their sight, and they followed him.
- World English Bible

And Jhesus hadde merci on hem, and touchide her iyen; and anoon thei sayen, and sueden him.
- Wycliffe Bible

and having been moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes, and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 20:34


Mt 20:34 Jesus . . . touched their eyes. The faith of the blind men had saved them. Compare Mr 10:52 Lu 18:42. Faith saved. The blind Bartimaeus (1) asked about Jesus as he passed; (2) cried to him as the Son of David, the Messiah; (3) asked for mercy; (4) kept on crying when they tried to stop him; (5) when permitted, sprang up and hurried to Jesus; (6) asked of him to receive his sight. This is faith in action.

Discussion for Matthew 20

  • A disciple
    Paul; "The devout Jew is learned in the Torah. They are observant of the law of God through Moses." What has changed with God since He had David write the 2nd Psalm? When, over the last, almost 2000 years, did God change His mind, and now no longer requires us to go through His Son to come to Him? Until the Jews, and everyone else converts and believes in Jesus, THEY CANNOT BE SAVED!
  • Paul
    The devout Jew is learned in the Torah. They are observant of the law of God thru Moses. Abraham was a friend of God, Moses was his scribe. Jesus is sent to demonstrate the Holy Spirit, the power of prayer and eternal life for whom it is prepared. Christians should not be so presumptuous lest their vineyard be taken from them and given to others. The heart of man is evil. God is Judge,not man!
  • Insight777
    The cup that Jesus drank from is faith. A faith can look clean on the outside, as the Jewish faith, by holding religious doctrine that proclaims to be truth. If the religion is wrong built on lies then the inside of the cup needs to be cleaned. The faith from Jesus is he is the Son of God. This is a clean cup full of truth. Jesus wanted his pure faith/cup to be passed to others after his death.
  • A disciple
    Lu2677; No! The Jews do not follow the Torah! They follow their own teachers and books, ever since they rejected Jesus. They SAY they study Torah; but as you and I understand it, NO! And they have a completely perverted view of nearly everything that WE understand in the Old Testament. I come from a Jewish background, and I have had discussions with many Orthodox Jews; they DO NOT follow the Word!
  • Lu2677
    a disciple "Judaism follows the doctrine of men that rejected Jesus Christ" No, Judaism to the Jew who believes in the Torah, Old Testament, which are scipture from God.The Torah was written before Christ was born. When Jesus said "do you not know the scriptures?"These scriptures were what God had given them. Their rejection of Christ leaves them without (excluding the saints of old) a savior.
  • A disciple
    Insight...; Matthew 16:13-17; Jesus asked His disciples, "..Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?..whom say ye that I am?..Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God...Blessed art thou, Simon Bar Jonah: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven." And in John 1; "..the Word was God..And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.." This is Truth!

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