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Matthew 9:27

    Matthew 9:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when Jesus departed there, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, You son of David, have mercy on us.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And as Jesus passed by from thence, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, Have mercy on us, thou son of David.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when Jesus went on from there, two blind men came after him, crying out, Have mercy on us, you Son of David.

    Webster's Revision

    And as Jesus passed by from thence, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, Have mercy on us, thou son of David.

    World English Bible

    As Jesus passed by from there, two blind men followed him, calling out and saying, "Have mercy on us, son of David!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And as Jesus passed by from thence, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, Have mercy on us, thou son of David.

    Definitions for Matthew 9:27

    Thence - There; that place.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 9:27

    Son of David - This was the same as if they had called him Messiah. Two things here are worthy of remark:

    1st. That it was a generally received opinion at this time in Judea, that the Messiah should be son of David. (John 7:42).

    2dly. That Jesus Christ was generally and incontestably acknowledged as coming from this stock. Matthew 12:23.

    Have mercy on us - That man has already a measure of heavenly light who knows that he has no merit; that his cry should be a cry for mercy; that he must be fervent, and that in praying he must follow Jesus Christ as the true Messiah, the son of David, expected from heaven.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 9:27

    And when Jesus departed thence - The scene of this miracle was near Capernaum. The blind men probably followed him with their cry for aid immediately on his leaving the house of Jairus.

    Thou Son of David - By the Son of David the Jews meant the Messiah. He was the descendant or Son of David by way of eminence, Isaiah 9:7; Luke 1:32; Revelation 22:16. See the notes at Matthew 1:1. This was therefore a profession of belief, on the part of these blind men, of the Messiahship of Jesus, and, at the same time, the expression of a belief that, being the Messiah, he could heal them.

    Have mercy on us - That is, show compassion toward us in our affliction, and restore to us the blessing of sight.