27 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, shouting,#tn Grk “shouting, saying.” The participle λέγοντες (legontes) is redundant in contemporary English and has not been translated. “Have mercy#sn Have mercy on us is a request for healing. It is not owed to the men. They simply ask for God’s kind grace. on us, Son of David!”#sn There was a tradition in Judaism that the Son of David (Solomon) had great powers of healing (Josephus, Ant. 8.2.5 [8.42-49]).

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