As Jesus and his disciples were going out of Jericho a large crowd followed him. When two blind men sitting along the road heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted, "Show us mercy, Lord, Son of David!"
Now the crowd scolded them and told them to be quiet. But they shouted even louder, "Show us mercy, Lord, Son of David!"
Jesus stopped in his tracks and called to them. "What do you want me to do for you?" he asked.
"Lord, we want to see," they replied.
Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they were able to see, and they followed him.