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Theasaurus: Blindness

29 Bible Verses about Blindness

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John 9:2

And his disciples inquired of him, saying, Rabbi, who was in fault, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?

John 9:3

Jesus answered, Neither hath this man been in fault, nor his parents; but it is in order to make manifest the works of God in him.

Acts 9:9

And he was three days seeing nothing, and did neither eat nor drink.

John 9:1

AND as he passed along, he saw a man blind from his birth.

John 9:39

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

John 9:41

Jesus said to them, If ye were blind, ye should not have had sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin is permanent.

Mark 10:51

And Jesus addressing him, said, What dost thou wish that I should do for thee? And the blind man said to him, Rabboni, that I may receive my sight!

John 9:6

So speaking, he spat on the ground, and made mud with the spittle, and anointed with the mud the eyes of the blind man;

John 9:25

Then answered he and said, Whether this man be a sinner, I know not: one thing I do know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.

Matthew 9:27

And as Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, Have mercy on us, son of David!

John 9:7

and said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which signifies, Sent.) Then he went and washed, and came seeing.

Romans 11:25

For I would not that you should be ignorant, brethren, of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is come on Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

Luke 18:35

And it came to pass, as he drew nigh to Jerusalem, a certain blind man sat by the road-side begging:

Acts 9:8

Then Paul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but leading him by the hand, they brought him into Damascus.

Matthew 9:28

So when he came into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus said to them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yes, Lord.

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Blindness » Example of spiritual

Matthew 6:23

But if thine eye be vitiated, thy whole body will be darkened. If therefore the light which is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Matthew 23:19

Ye fools and blind! which is the greater, the gift, or the altar which consecrates the gift?

Blindness » Healed

Mark 10:46

And they came to Jericho. And as he was going out of Jericho with his disciples, and a great multitude, Bartimeus, the blind, the son of Timeus, sat by the road-side begging:

Mark 8:22

And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring him a blind man, and entreat him that he would touch him.

Matthew 9:27

And as Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, Have mercy on us, son of David!

Matthew 20:30

And, behold, two blind men sat by the road side, who hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, son of David!

Blindness » The lord opening the eyes of the blind

Matthew 11:4-5

And Jesus answering said unto them, Go, and tell John what things ye hear and see. The blind receive sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

Luke 7:22

And Jesus addressing them, said, Go, tell John what things ye have seen and heard: that the blind recover sight, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached unto them.

Luke 24:44-47

And said unto them, These are the sayings which I spake unto you, when I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning me. Then opened he thoroughly their understanding, that they should understand the scriptures, and said to them, That thus it is written, and thus must the Messiah suffer, and rise again from the dead the third day read more.
and that repentance and remission of sin should be preached in his name unto all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

Blindness » From old age

Blindness » Spiritual, inflicted (judicial)

Mark 4:12

That seeing they may see, yet not perceive; and hearing may hear, yet not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins be forgiven them.

John 12:40

"He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their hearts; lest they should see with their eyes, and understand with the heart, and be converted, and I should heal them."

Romans 11:25

For I would not that you should be ignorant, brethren, of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is come on Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

Blindness » Those that walk in darkness

1 John 2:11

But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he is departing, because the darkness hath blinded his eyes.

John 11:9-10

Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he doth not stumble, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light with him.

John 12:35-36

Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest the darkness overtake you: he that walketh in darkness, knoweth not even whither he is going. While ye have the light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of the light. These things spake Jesus, and going away, concealed himself from them.

Ephesians 4:17-18

This then I urge and testify in the Lord, that ye walk no more as the other Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind, darkened in understanding; alienated from the life of God through the ignorance which is in them; through the blindness of their hearts:

1 John 1:5-6

And this is the promise which we have heard from him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and that darkness in him there is none. If we say that we have communion with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and practise not the truth:

Blindness » Who is blind

Ephesians 4:17-18

This then I urge and testify in the Lord, that ye walk no more as the other Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind, darkened in understanding; alienated from the life of God through the ignorance which is in them; through the blindness of their hearts:

2 Corinthians 3:13-15

And [act] not as Moses who spread a veil over his face, in order that the children of Israel might not look stedfastly to the end of that which should be abolished. But their understandings were darkened: for unto this day the same veil in their reading the old testament abideth unremoved; which veil is taken away by Christ. For unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is spread over their hearts.

2 Peter 1:1-9

SIMON Peter, the servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained with us the same precious faith by the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ: grace unto you and peace be multiplied through the knowledge of God, even Jesus our Lord, as his divine power hath freely given us all things tending to life and godliness, through the acknowledgment of him who hath called us to glory and fortitude: read more.
whereby superlatively great and precious promises are freely given to us: that by these ye might become partakers of a divine nature, having fled far away from the corruption that is in the world through inordinate concupiscence.??5 And for this very purpose employing the greatest diligence, lead up in the train of your faith courage; and with courage intelligence; and with intelligence moderation; and with moderation patience; and with patience piety; and with piety fraternal affection; and with fraternal affection love. For if these things are in your possession, and abounding, they will render you neither inactive nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that hath no possession of these things, is blind, dim-sighted, sinking into oblivion of his purification from the sins of his former days.

Blindness » Blind guides

Matthew 15:12-14

Then his disciples approaching, said to him, Knowest thou how offended the Pharisees were at hearing that speech? Then he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted shall be rooted up. Leave them to themselves: they are blind leaders of the blind. But if the blind lead the blind, they will both fall into the pit.

Matthew 23:16-26

Wo unto you ye blind guides! who say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, it is binding. Ye fools and blind! for which is the greater, the gold, or the temple which consecrates the gold? And again, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gift that is upon it, it is binding. read more.
Ye fools and blind! which is the greater, the gift, or the altar which consecrates the gift? Whosoever therefore sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things that are upon it. And whosoever sweareth by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him also who dwelleth in it. So he that sweareth by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him who is seated upon it. Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithes of mint, and anise, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier precepts of the law, judgment, and mercy, and fidelity: these thing ought ye to have done, and not to leave the others undone. Ye blind guides! who strain out a gnat, but gulp down a camel. Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup, and of the dish, but within they are full of rapacity and intemperance. Thou blind Pharisee! cleanse first the inside of the cup and dish, that their outside may become clean also.

Blindness » Physical, inflicted

Acts 9:8

Then Paul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but leading him by the hand, they brought him into Damascus.

Acts 13:11

And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, seeing the sun no more for a season. And instantly there fell on him a thick mist and darkness; and groping about he sought some to lead him by the hand.

Blindness » What blinds people

1 John 2:11

But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he is departing, because the darkness hath blinded his eyes.

Blindness » Who blinds the minds of unbelievers

2 Corinthians 4:3-4

And if now our gospel be hid, it is hid from those who are lost: among whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dart its bright beams upon them.

Blindness » Miraculous healing of

Matthew 21:14

Then the blind and the lame came unto him, into the temple, and he cured them.

Matthew 9:27-30

And as Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, Have mercy on us, son of David! So when he came into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus said to them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yes, Lord. Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. read more.
And their eyes were opened; and Jesus strictly charged them, saying, Take care that no person know it.

Blindness » Of animals » Sacrifice

Blindness » If the blind lead the blind

Matthew 15:12-14

Then his disciples approaching, said to him, Knowest thou how offended the Pharisees were at hearing that speech? Then he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted shall be rooted up. Leave them to themselves: they are blind leaders of the blind. But if the blind lead the blind, they will both fall into the pit.

Blindness » The miraculous healing of bartimaeus

Mark 10:46-52

And they came to Jericho. And as he was going out of Jericho with his disciples, and a great multitude, Bartimeus, the blind, the son of Timeus, sat by the road-side begging: and hearing that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by, he began to cry out, and say, O Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me! And many chid him, that he should be silent: but he cried out so much the more, Son of David, have mercy on me! read more.
And Jesus stood still, and ordered him to be called: and they call the blind man, saying to him, Cheer up, arise; he calleth thee. Then casting off his cloak, he arose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus addressing him, said, What dost thou wish that I should do for thee? And the blind man said to him, Rabboni, that I may receive my sight! Then said Jesus unto him, Go thy way: thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately he received sight, and followed Jesus in the road.

Matthew 20:30-34

And, behold, two blind men sat by the road side, who hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, son of David! And the multitude checked them, that they should be silent; but they cried out the more, Have mercy on us, Lord, son of David. And Jesus standing called them, and said, What desire ye, that I should do for you? read more.
They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. Then Jesus, moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes recovered sight, and they followed him.

Blindness » The place where there is no vision

Blindness » Syrians

Blindness » The miraculous healing of a man of bethsaida

Mark 8:22-25

And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring him a blind man, and entreat him that he would touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him without the city; and spitting on his eyes, he laid his hands upon him, and asked him if he saw aught. And looking up, he said, I see men walking, as trees. read more.
Then again he put his hands upon his eyes, and made him look up again: and he was entirely restored, and saw all men distinctly.

Blindness » Instances of » israelites

Blindness » The miraculous healing of a man born blind

John 9:1-7

AND as he passed along, he saw a man blind from his birth. And his disciples inquired of him, saying, Rabbi, who was in fault, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man been in fault, nor his parents; but it is in order to make manifest the works of God in him. read more.
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night is coming, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. So speaking, he spat on the ground, and made mud with the spittle, and anointed with the mud the eyes of the blind man; and said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which signifies, Sent.) Then he went and washed, and came seeing.

Blindness » Instances of » Ahijah

Blindness » Instances of » jacob

Blindness » Instances of » Moab

Blindness » Instances of » Eli

Blindness » Miraculously inflicted upon the sodomites

Blindness » Disqualified for priestly office

Blindness » Sent as a judgment

Blindness » Saul of tarsus

Acts 9:8-9

Then Paul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but leading him by the hand, they brought him into Damascus. And he was three days seeing nothing, and did neither eat nor drink.

Blindness » Elymas

Acts 13:11

And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, seeing the sun no more for a season. And instantly there fell on him a thick mist and darkness; and groping about he sought some to lead him by the hand.

Blindness » Instances of » isaac

Blindness » Instances of » Scribes

Diseases » Mentioned in scripture » Blindness

Matthew 9:27

And as Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, Have mercy on us, son of David!

Elymas » False prophet » Punished » Blindness

Acts 13:10

said, O thou full of all guile and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease perverting the strait ways of the Lord?

Acts 13:8

But Elymas the magician (for such is his name when interpreted) opposed them, seeking to pervert the proconsul from the faith.

Spiritual » Blindness » Examples of

Matthew 6:23

But if thine eye be vitiated, thy whole body will be darkened. If therefore the light which is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Matthew 23:19

Ye fools and blind! which is the greater, the gift, or the altar which consecrates the gift?

Topics on Blindness

Blindness, Causes Of

Acts 9:8-9

Then Paul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but leading him by the hand, they brought him into Damascus.

Blindness, Symbolic

Matthew 5:29

If then thine eye, the right, leads thee to offend, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is highly for thy advantage, that one of thy members be destroyed, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

Spiritual Blindness, Consequences Of

Romans 1:20-22

For from the creation of the world his invisible perfections, discoverable in the works that are made, are clearly seen, even his eternal power and deity; so that they are inexcusable: