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Theasaurus: Blindness

50 Bible Verses about Blindness

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Isaiah 35:5

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf be unstopped;

Luke 6:39

And he spoke also a parable to them: Can a blind man lead a blind man? shall not both fall into the ditch?

John 9:2

And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?

John 9:3

Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God should be manifested in him.

Isaiah 42:7

to open the blind eyes, to bring forth the prisoner from the prison, them that sit in darkness out of the house of restraint.

Isaiah 42:16

And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not, in paths that they know not will I lead them; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

Exodus 4:11

And Jehovah said to him, Who gave man a mouth? or who maketh dumb, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? have not I, Jehovah?

Acts 9:9

And he was three days without seeing, and neither ate nor drank.

Deuteronomy 28:28

Jehovah will smite thee with madness, and with blindness, and with astonishment of heart;

John 9:39

And Jesus said, For judgment am I come into this world, that they which see not may see, and they which see may become blind.

John 9:41

Jesus said to them, If ye were blind ye would not have sin; but now ye say, We see, your sin remains.

Mark 10:51

And Jesus answering says to him, What wilt thou that I shall do to thee? And the blind man said to him, Rabboni, that I may see.

John 9:6

Having said these things, he spat on the ground and made mud of the spittle, and put the mud, as ointment, on his eyes.

2 Kings 6:18

And they came down to him; and Elisha prayed to Jehovah and said, Smite this nation, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

John 9:25

He answered therefore, If he is sinful I know not. One thing I know, that, being blind before, now I see.

Matthew 9:27

And as Jesus passed on thence, two blind men followed him, crying and saying, Have mercy on us, Son of David.

John 9:7

And he said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, which is interpreted, Sent. He went therefore and washed, and came seeing.

Romans 11:25

For I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, of this mystery, that ye may not be wise in your own conceits, that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the nations be come in;

Luke 18:35

And it came to pass when he came into the neighbourhood of Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging.

Acts 9:8

And Saul rose up from the earth, and his eyes being opened he saw no one. But leading him by the hand they brought him into Damascus.

Matthew 9:28

And when he was come to the house, the blind men came to him. And Jesus says to them, Do ye believe that I am able to do this? They say to him, Yea, Lord.

Zechariah 12:4

In that day, saith Jehovah, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness; but I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the peoples with blindness.

Psalm 18:50

It is he who giveth great deliverances to his king, and sheweth loving-kindness to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.

Obadiah 1:17

But upon mount Zion shall there be deliverance, and it shall be holy; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.

Habakkuk 3:13

Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, For the salvation of thine anointed; Thou didst smite off the head from the house of the wicked, Laying bare the foundation even to the neck. Selah.

Psalm 22:1

{To the chief Musician. Upon Aijeleth-Shahar. A Psalm of David.} My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou far from my salvation, from the words of my groaning?

Psalm 44:4

Thou thyself art my king, O God: command deliverance for Jacob.

2 Samuel 22:1

And David spoke to Jehovah the words of this song in the day that Jehovah had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul.

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Blindness » Example of spiritual

Isaiah 59:10

We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at midday as in the twilight; amongst the flourishing we are as the dead.

Matthew 6:23

but if thine eye be wicked, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great the darkness!

Matthew 23:19

Fools and blind ones, for which is greater, the gift, or the altar which sanctifies the gift?

Blindness » Healed

Mark 10:46

And they come to Jericho, and as he was going out from Jericho, and his disciples and a large crowd, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, the blind man, sat by the wayside begging.

Mark 8:22

And he comes to Bethsaida; and they bring him a blind man, and beseech him that he might touch him.

Matthew 9:27

And as Jesus passed on thence, two blind men followed him, crying and saying, Have mercy on us, Son of David.

Matthew 20:30

And lo, two blind men, sitting by the wayside, having heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David.

Blindness » The lord opening the eyes of the blind

Isaiah 42:5-7

Thus saith God, Jehovah, he that created the heavens and stretched them out, he that spread forth the earth and its productions, he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: I, Jehovah, have called thee in righteousness, and will take hold of thy hand; and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the nations, to open the blind eyes, to bring forth the prisoner from the prison, them that sit in darkness out of the house of restraint.

Matthew 11:4-5

And Jesus answering said to them, Go, report to John what ye hear and see. Blind men see and lame walk; lepers are cleansed, and deaf hear; and dead are raised, and poor have glad tidings preached to them:

Luke 7:22

And Jesus answering said to them, Go, bring back word to John of what ye have seen and heard: that blind see, lame walk, lepers are cleansed, deaf hear, dead are raised, poor are evangelized;

Luke 24:44-47

And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you while I was yet with you, that all that is written concerning me in the law of Moses and prophets and psalms must be fulfilled. Then he opened their understanding to understand the scriptures, and said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved the Christ to suffer, and to rise from among the dead the third day; read more.
and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all the nations beginning at Jerusalem.

Blindness » From old age

Genesis 27:1

And it came to pass when Isaac had become old, and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, that he called Esau his elder son, and said to him, My son! And he said to him, Here am I.

Genesis 48:10

But the eyes of Israel were heavy from age: he could not see. And he brought them nearer to him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

1 Samuel 3:2

And it came to pass at that time, when Eli lay in his place (now his eyes began to grow dim, he could not see),

1 Samuel 4:15

Now Eli was ninety-eight years old; and his eyes were set, that he could not see.

Ecclesiastes 12:3

in the day when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows are darkened,

Blindness » Spiritual, inflicted (judicial)

Isaiah 6:10

Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and healed.

Isaiah 29:10

For Jehovah hath poured out upon you a spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes; the prophets and your chiefs, the seers, hath he covered.

Mark 4:12

that beholding they may behold and not see, and hearing they may hear and not understand, lest it may be, they should be converted and they should be forgiven.

John 12:40

He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, that they may not see with their eyes, and understand with their heart and be converted, and I should heal them.

Romans 11:25

For I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, of this mystery, that ye may not be wise in your own conceits, that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the nations be come in;

Blindness » Those that walk in darkness

1 John 2:11

But he that hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and knows not where he goes, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

John 11:9-10

Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any one walk in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world; but if any one walk in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.

John 12:35-36

Jesus therefore said to them, Yet a little while is the light amongst you. Walk while ye have the light, that darkness may not overtake you. And he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. While ye have the light, believe in the light, that ye may become sons of light. Jesus said these things, and going away hid himself from them.

Ephesians 4:17-18

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye should no longer walk as the rest of the nations walk in the vanity of their mind, being darkened in understanding, estranged from the life of God by reason of the ignorance which is in them, by reason of the hardness of their hearts,

1 John 1:5-6

And this is the message which we have heard from him, and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not practise the truth.

Blindness » Who is blind

Ephesians 4:17-18

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye should no longer walk as the rest of the nations walk in the vanity of their mind, being darkened in understanding, estranged from the life of God by reason of the ignorance which is in them, by reason of the hardness of their hearts,

2 Corinthians 3:13-15

and not according as Moses put a veil on his own face, so that the children of Israel should not fix their eyes on the end of that annulled. But their thoughts have been darkened, for unto this day the same veil remains in reading the old covenant, unremoved, which in Christ is annulled. But unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil lies upon their heart.

2 Peter 1:1-9

Simon Peter, bondman and apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have received like precious faith with us through the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. As his divine power has given to us all things which relate to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us by glory and virtue, read more.
through which he has given to us the greatest and precious promises, that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. But for this very reason also, using therewith all diligence, in your faith have also virtue, in virtue knowledge, in knowledge temperance, in temperance endurance, in endurance godliness, in godliness brotherly love, in brotherly love love: for these things existing and abounding in you make you to be neither idle nor unfruitful as regards the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ; for he with whom these things are not present is blind, short-sighted, and has forgotten the purging of his former sins.

Blindness » Blind guides

Isaiah 56:9-12

All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, all ye beasts in the forest. His watchmen are all of them blind, they are without knowledge; they are all dumb dogs that cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber: and the dogs are greedy, they know not to be satisfied, and these are shepherds that know not how to discern: they all turn to their own way, every one for his gain, even to the last of them: read more.
Come, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to-morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

Matthew 15:12-14

Then his disciples, coming up, said to him, Dost thou know that the Pharisees, having heard this word, have been offended? But he answering said, Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted shall be rooted up. Leave them alone; they are blind leaders of blind: but if blind lead blind, both will fall into a ditch.

Matthew 23:16-26

Woe to you, blind guides, who say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor. Fools and blind, for which is greater, the gold, or the temple which sanctifies the gold? And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it is a debtor. read more.
Fools and blind ones, for which is greater, the gift, or the altar which sanctifies the gift? He therefore that swears by the altar swears by it and by all things that are upon it. And he that swears by the temple swears by it and by him that dwells in it. And he that swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by him that sits upon it. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye pay tithes of mint and anise and cummin, and ye have left aside the weightier matters of the law, judgment and mercy and faith: these ye ought to have done and not have left those aside. Blind guides, who strain out the gnat, but drink down the camel. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but within they are full of rapine and intemperance. Blind Pharisee, make clean first the inside of the cup and of the dish, that their outside also may become clean.

Luke 6:39

And he spoke also a parable to them: Can a blind man lead a blind man? shall not both fall into the ditch?

Blindness » Physical, inflicted

Genesis 19:11

And they smote the men that were at the entrance of the house with blindness, from the smallest to the greatest; and they wearied themselves to find the entrance.

2 Kings 6:18

And they came down to him; and Elisha prayed to Jehovah and said, Smite this nation, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

Acts 9:8

And Saul rose up from the earth, and his eyes being opened he saw no one. But leading him by the hand they brought him into Damascus.

Acts 13:11

And now behold, the Lord's hand is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell upon him a mist and darkness; and going about he sought persons who should lead him by the hand.

Blindness » What blinds people

1 John 2:11

But he that hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and knows not where he goes, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

Deuteronomy 16:19

Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a bribe; for the bribe blindeth the eyes of the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

Blindness » Who blinds the minds of unbelievers

2 Corinthians 4:3-4

But if also our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in those that are lost; in whom the god of this world has blinded the thoughts of the unbelieving, so that the radiancy of the glad tidings of the glory of the Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine forth for them.

Blindness » Miraculous healing of

Matthew 21:14

And blind and lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them.

Matthew 9:27-30

And as Jesus passed on thence, two blind men followed him, crying and saying, Have mercy on us, Son of David. And when he was come to the house, the blind men came to him. And Jesus says to them, Do ye believe that I am able to do this? They say to him, Yea, Lord. Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith, be it unto you. read more.
And their eyes were opened; and Jesus charged them sharply, saying, See, let no man know it.

Blindness » Of animals » Sacrifice

Leviticus 22:22

Blind, or broken, or maimed, or ulcerous, or with itch, or scabbed ye shall not present these to Jehovah, nor make an offering by fire of them on the altar to Jehovah.

Deuteronomy 15:21

But if there be a defect therein, if it be lame, or blind, or have any evil defect, thou shalt not sacrifice it to Jehovah thy God.

Malachi 1:8

And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? And if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? Present it now unto thy governor: will he be pleased with thee? or will he accept thy person? saith Jehovah of hosts.

Blindness » If the blind lead the blind

Matthew 15:12-14

Then his disciples, coming up, said to him, Dost thou know that the Pharisees, having heard this word, have been offended? But he answering said, Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted shall be rooted up. Leave them alone; they are blind leaders of blind: but if blind lead blind, both will fall into a ditch.

Luke 6:39

And he spoke also a parable to them: Can a blind man lead a blind man? shall not both fall into the ditch?

Blindness » The miraculous healing of bartimaeus

Mark 10:46-52

And they come to Jericho, and as he was going out from Jericho, and his disciples and a large crowd, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, the blind man, sat by the wayside begging. And having heard that it was Jesus the Nazaraean, he began to cry out and to say, O Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me. And many rebuked him, that he might be silent; but he cried so much the more, Son of David, have mercy on me. read more.
And Jesus, standing still, desired him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying to him, Be of good courage, rise up, he calls thee. And, throwing away his garment, he started up and came to Jesus. And Jesus answering says to him, What wilt thou that I shall do to thee? And the blind man said to him, Rabboni, that I may see. And Jesus said to him, Go, thy faith has healed thee. And he saw immediately, and followed him in the way.

Matthew 20:30-34

And lo, two blind men, sitting by the wayside, having heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David. But the crowd rebuked them, that they might be silent. But they cried out the more, saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David. And Jesus, having stopped, called them and said, What will ye that I shall do to you? read more.
They say to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. And Jesus, moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes had sight restored to them, and they followed him.

Blindness » The place where there is no vision

Blindness » Syrians

2 Kings 6:18-23

And they came down to him; and Elisha prayed to Jehovah and said, Smite this nation, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha. And Elisha said to them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. And he led them to Samaria. And it came to pass when they entered into Samaria, that Elisha said, Jehovah, open the eyes of these men that they may see. And Jehovah opened their eyes, and they saw, and behold, they were in the midst of Samaria. read more.
And the king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite? shall I smite them? And he said, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? Set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master. And he prepared a great repast for them, and they ate and drank; and he sent them away, and they went to their master. And the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.

Blindness » The miraculous healing of a man of bethsaida

Mark 8:22-25

And he comes to Bethsaida; and they bring him a blind man, and beseech him that he might touch him. And taking hold of the hand of the blind man he led him forth out of the village, and having spit upon his eyes, he laid his hands upon him, and asked him if he beheld anything. And having looked up, he said, I behold men, for I see them, as trees, walking. read more.
Then he laid his hands again upon his eyes, and he saw distinctly, and was restored and saw all things clearly.

Blindness » Instances of » israelites

Blindness » The miraculous healing of a man born blind

John 9:1-7

And as he passed on, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind? Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God should be manifested in him. read more.
I must work the works of him that has sent me while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. Having said these things, he spat on the ground and made mud of the spittle, and put the mud, as ointment, on his eyes. And he said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, which is interpreted, Sent. He went therefore and washed, and came seeing.

Blindness » Instances of » Ahijah

1 Kings 14:4

And Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. And Ahijah could not see; for his eyes were set by reason of his age.

Blindness » Instances of » jacob

Genesis 48:10

But the eyes of Israel were heavy from age: he could not see. And he brought them nearer to him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.

Blindness » Instances of » Moab

2 Kings 3:27

And he took his eldest son, that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him up for a burnt-offering upon the wall. And there was great wrath against Israel; and they departed from him, and returned to their own land.

Blindness » Instances of » Eli

1 Samuel 4:15

Now Eli was ninety-eight years old; and his eyes were set, that he could not see.

Blindness » Miraculously inflicted upon the sodomites

Genesis 19:11

And they smote the men that were at the entrance of the house with blindness, from the smallest to the greatest; and they wearied themselves to find the entrance.

Blindness » Disqualified for priestly office

Leviticus 21:18

for whatever man hath a defect, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or one limb longer than the other,

Blindness » Sent as a judgment

Deuteronomy 28:28

Jehovah will smite thee with madness, and with blindness, and with astonishment of heart;

Blindness » Saul of tarsus

Acts 9:8-9

And Saul rose up from the earth, and his eyes being opened he saw no one. But leading him by the hand they brought him into Damascus. And he was three days without seeing, and neither ate nor drank.

Blindness » Elymas

Acts 13:11

And now behold, the Lord's hand is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell upon him a mist and darkness; and going about he sought persons who should lead him by the hand.

Blindness » Instances of » isaac

Genesis 27:1

And it came to pass when Isaac had become old, and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, that he called Esau his elder son, and said to him, My son! And he said to him, Here am I.

Blindness » Instances of » Scribes

Diseases » Mentioned in scripture » Blindness

Matthew 9:27

And as Jesus passed on thence, two blind men followed him, crying and saying, Have mercy on us, Son of David.

Job 29:15

I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame;

Elymas » False prophet » Punished » Blindness

Acts 13:10

said, O full of all deceit and all craft: son of the devil, enemy of all righteousness; wilt thou not cease perverting the right paths of the Lord?

Acts 13:8

But Elymas the magician (for so his name is by interpretation) opposed them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.

Spiritual » Blindness » Examples of

Isaiah 59:10

We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at midday as in the twilight; amongst the flourishing we are as the dead.

Matthew 6:23

but if thine eye be wicked, thy whole body will be dark. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great the darkness!

Matthew 23:19

Fools and blind ones, for which is greater, the gift, or the altar which sanctifies the gift?

Topics on Blindness

Blindness, Causes Of

1;27;1

And it came to pass when Isaac had become old, and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, that he called Esau his elder son, and said to him, My son! And he said to him, Here am I.

Blindness, Healings

42;14;13

But when thou makest a feast, call poor, crippled, lame, blind:

Blindness, Symbolic

3;20;4

And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from that man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, that they kill him not,

Spiritual Blindness, Consequences Of

45;1;20-22

for from the world's creation the invisible things of him are perceived, being apprehended by the mind through the things that are made, both his eternal power and divinity, so as to render them inexcusable.

Spiritual Blindness, In Unbelievers

20;4;19

The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Spiritual Blindness, Removal Of

47;4;6

Because it is the God who spoke that out of darkness light should shine who has shone in our hearts for the shining forth of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Spiritual Blindness, Results Of Sin

25;4;14

They wandered about blind in the streets; they were polluted with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.