Saturday, February 18, 2017
Bible Error: Matthew 20:29/ Luke 18:35
Bible Questions Answered:
“Here is an open bible error for sure .. Matthew 20:29 and Luke 18:35. In one case he healed the blind man entering the city, and in the other case he healed the man leaving the city. How can you justify this obvious mistake....”
Norman/ Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom
Matthew 20:29-34 NLT (Jesus Heals The Blind)
29 As Jesus and the disciples left the town of Jericho, a large crowd followed behind.
30 Two blind men were sitting beside the road. When they heard that Jesus was coming that way, they began shouting, “Lord, Son Of David, have mercy on us!”
31 “Be quiet!” the crowd yelled at them. But they only shouted louder,
“Lord, Son Of David, have mercy on us!”
32 When Jesus heard them, He stopped and called, “What do you want Me to do for you?”
33 “Lord,” they said, “we want to see!”
34 Jesus felt sorry for them and touched their eyes. Instantly they could see! Then they followed Him.
Matthew 20:29-34 KJV
29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed Him.
30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son Of David.
31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son Of David.
32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?
33 They say unto Him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.
Mark 10:46-52 NLT (Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus)
46 Then they reached Jericho, and as Jesus and His disciples left town, a large crowd followed Him. A blind beggar named Bartimaeus (son of Timaeus) was sitting beside the road.
47 When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was nearby, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son Of David, have mercy on me!”
48 “Be quiet!” many of the people yelled at him. But he only shouted louder,
“Son Of David, have mercy on me!”
49 When Jesus heard him, He stopped and said, “Tell him to come here.” So they called the blind man. “Cheer up,” they said. “Come on, He’s calling you!”
50 Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus.
51 “What do you want Me to do for you?” Jesus asked. “My Rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see!”
52 And Jesus said to him, “Go, for your faith has healed you.” Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus down the road.
Mark 10:46-52 KJV
46 And they came to Jericho: and as He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
47 And when he heard that it was Jesus Of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say,
Jesus, thou son Of David, have mercy on me.
48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son Of David, have mercy on me.
49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; He calleth thee.
50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto Him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
Luke 18:35-42 NLT (Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar)
35 As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind beggar was sitting beside the road.
36 When he heard the noise of a crowd going past, he asked what was happening.
37 They told him that Jesus The Nazarene was going by.
38 So he began shouting, “Jesus, Son Of David, have mercy on me!”
39 “Be quiet!” the people in front yelled at him. But he only shouted louder,
“Son Of David, have mercy on me!”
40 When Jesus heard him, He stopped and ordered that the man be brought to Him. As the man came near, Jesus asked him,
41 “What do you want Me to do for you?” “Lord,” he said, “I want to see!”
42 And Jesus said, “All right, receive your sight! Your faith has healed you.”
43 Instantly the man could see, and he followed Jesus, praising God. And all who saw it praised God, too.
Luke 18:35-43 KJV
35 And it came to pass, that as He was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
37 And they told him, that Jesus Of Nazareth passeth by.
38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son Of David, have mercy on me.
39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son Of David, have mercy on me.
40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto Him: and when he was come near, He asked him,
41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
Matthew's gospel plainly tells us that two blind men were healed at Jericho, but what Matthew does not tell us, is when each was healed.
In fact as the gospel narratives clearly show, these blind men were healed at two different times.
One was healed, no doubt at the city gate, going into the ciity ….
Luke 18:35 NLT
As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind beggar was sitting beside the road.
And then as Jesus was leaving the city, a blind man called out to Him.....
Mark 10:46 NLT
Then they reached Jericho, and as Jesus and His disciples left town, a large crowd followed Him. A blind beggar named Bartimaeus (son of Timaeus) was sitting beside the road.
Dear reader, the thing to remember here is the fact that
Narratives show Jesus Leaving the city of Jericho,
Shows Jesus entering the city.
If you can see this, (read the above accounts), then the problem is easily solved!
Two different men, healed at two different times.
The Inerrant Word Of God:
Galatians 1:11,12 KJV
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
II Timothy 3:16 KJV
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
Hebrews 4:12 KJV
For The Word Of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
II Peter 1:20,21 KJV
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by The Holy Ghost.
Jesus, be merciful to me a sinner. I confess and forsake my sins, and ask you to forgive me, and make me a child of God, for you have said, “...whosoever shall call on the name of The Lord shall be saved.” Acts 2:21 KJV
Thank you for dying for me, taking my place in judgment, that I might be pardoned. I take you as the Savior, and Lord (Master) of my life. Help me to read your word, confess you, and live for you.
John 1;12,13 KJV
12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.