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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 shall be opened.

Luke 6:39

And he also told them a parable: "Surely a blind person cannot lead the blind, [can he]? Will they not both fall into a pit?

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 replied, "Neither this man sinned nor his parents, but [it happened] so that the works of God could be revealed in him.

Isaiah 42:7

to open [the] blind eyes, to bring [the] prisoner out from [the] dungeon, those who sit [in] darkness from [the] house of imprisonment.

Isaiah 42:16

And I will lead the blind by a road they do not know; I will cause [them] to tread on paths they have not known. I will make darkness {in their presence} into light and rough places into level ground. These [are] the things I will do, and I will not forsake them.

Exodus 4:11

And Yahweh said to him, "Who gave a mouth to humankind, or who makes mute or deaf or sighted or blind? [Is it] not I, Yahweh?

Acts 9:9

And he was {unable to see} [for] three days, and he did not eat or drink.

Deuteronomy 28:28

Yahweh shall afflict you with madness and with blindness and with confusion of heart.

John 9:39

And Jesus said,]] "For judgment I have come into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind!"

John 9:41

Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now you say, 'We see,' your sin remains.

Mark 10:51

And Jesus answered him [and] said, "What do you want {me to do} for you?" And the blind man said to him, "Rabboni, that I may regain [my] sight."

John 9:6

[When he] had said these [things], he spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on his eyes.

2 Kings 6:18

They came down to him, and Elisha prayed to Yahweh and said, "Please strike this people with blindness," so he struck them with blindness as {Elisha had spoken}.

John 9:25

Then that man replied, "Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One [thing] I know--that [although I] was blind, now I see!"

Matthew 9:27

And [as] Jesus was going away from there, two blind men followed him, crying out 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 translated "sent"). So he went and washed and came back seeing.

Romans 11:25

For I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you will not be wise {in your own sight}, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,

Luke 18:35

Now it happened that as he drew near to Jericho, a certain blind man was sitting on the side of the road begging.

Acts 9:8

So Saul got up from the ground, but [although] his eyes were open he could see nothing. And leading him by the hand, they brought [him] into Damascus.

Matthew 9:28

And [when he] came into the house, the blind men approached him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to him, "Yes, Lord."

Zechariah 12:4

On that day,' {declares} Yahweh, 'I will strike every horse with confusion, and the one riding it with madness; but over the house of Judah {I will keep my eyes open}, and I will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.

Psalm 18:50

the one who makes great victories for his king, and [who] shows loyal love for his anointed, to David and to his descendants forever.

Obadiah 1:17

But on Mount Zion there will be an escape, and it will be holy, and the house of Jacob will take possession [of] their dispossessors.

Habakkuk 3:13

You went forth for the salvation of your people, for the salvation of your anointed. You crushed the head of the house of wickedness, laying bare [from the] foundation to the top.

Psalm 44:4

You are my king, O God. Command victories for Jacob.

Psalm 108:12

Give us help against [the] enemy, for the help of humankind [is] futile.

2 Samuel 22:1

Then David spoke to Yahweh the words of this song, on the day Yahweh delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.

From Thematic Bible


Blindness » Example of spiritual

Isaiah 59:10

We grope like the blind [along] a wall, and we grope {as without} eyes. We stumble at noon as [in] the twilight; among the strong [we are] like the dead.

Matthew 23:19

Blind [people]! For which [is] greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift holy

Blindness » Healed

Mark 10:46

And they came to Jericho. And [as] he was setting out from Jericho along with his disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar, Bartimaeus the son of Timaeus, was sitting beside the road.

Mark 8:22

And they came to Bethsaida. And they brought to him a blind man and implored him that he would touch him.

Matthew 9:27

And [as] Jesus was going away from there, two blind men followed him, crying out and saying, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"

Matthew 12:22

Then a demon-possessed man [who was] blind and mute was brought to him. And he healed him so that the [man who was] mute could speak and see.

Matthew 20:30

And behold, [there were] two blind men sitting beside the road. [When they] heard that Jesus was passing by, they called out, saying, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!"

Blindness » The lord opening the eyes of the blind

Isaiah 42:5-7

Thus says the God, Yahweh, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and its offspring, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it. "I [am] Yahweh; I have called you in righteousness, and I have grasped your hand and watched over you; and I have given you as a covenant of [the] people, as a light of [the] nations, to open [the] blind eyes, to bring [the] prisoner out from [the] dungeon, those who sit [in] darkness from [the] house of imprisonment.

Matthew 11:4-5

And Jesus answered [and] said to them, "Go [and] tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised, and the poor have good news announced to [them].

Luke 7:22

And he answered [and] said to them, "Go [and] tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear; the dead are raised, the poor have good news announced to [them].

Luke 24:44-47

And he said to them, "These [are] my words that I spoke to you [while I] was still with you, that everything that is written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled." Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and said to them, "Thus it is written [that] the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day, read more.
and repentance and the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

Blindness » From old age

Genesis 27:1

And it happened [that] when Isaac [was] old and {his eyesight was weak}, he called Esau his older son and said to him, "My son." And he said to him, "Here I [am]."

Genesis 48:10

Now the eyes of Israel were dim on account of old age; he was not able to see. So he brought them near to him, and he kissed them and embraced them.

1 Samuel 3:2

{And then} one day when Eli was lying in his place (now his eyes had begun [to grow] weak so that he was not able to see)

1 Samuel 4:15

Now Eli [was] {ninety-eight years old} and his eyes {stayed fixed ahead} and he was not able to see.

Ecclesiastes 12:3

When the guards of the house tremble, and the men of strength are bent; the grinders cease because they are few, and those looking through the windows see dimly.

Blindness » Spiritual, inflicted (judicial)

Isaiah 6:10

Make the heart of this people insensitive, and make its ears unresponsive, and shut its eyes so that it may not look with its eyes and listen with its ears and comprehend [with] its mind and turn back, and it may be healed [for] him."

Isaiah 29:10

For Yahweh has poured out upon you a spirit of deep sleep, and he has shut your eyes, the prophets, and he has covered your heads, the seers.

Mark 4:12

so that '{they may look closely} and not perceive, and {they may listen carefully} and not understand, lest they turn and it be forgiven them.'"

John 12:40

"He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, lest they see with [their] eyes and understand with [their] hearts and turn, and I heal them."

Romans 11:25

For I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you will not be wise {in your own sight}, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,

Blindness » Those that walk in darkness

1 John 2:11

But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

John 11:9-10

Jesus replied, Are [there] not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks around in the daylight, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks around in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.

John 12:35-36

So Jesus said to them, "Yet a little time the light is with you! Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness does not overtake you! And the one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, in order that you may become sons of light." Jesus said these [things], and [then] he went away [and] was hidden from them.

Ephesians 4:17-18

This therefore I say and testify in the Lord, [that] you no longer walk as the Gentiles walk: in the futility of their mind, being darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance [that] is in them, because of the hardness of their heart,

1 John 1:5-6

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

Blindness » Who is blind

Ephesians 4:17-18

This therefore I say and testify in the Lord, [that] you no longer walk as the Gentiles walk: in the futility of their mind, being darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance [that] is in them, because of the hardness of their heart,

2 Corinthians 3:13-15

and not as Moses used to place a veil over his face, in order that the sons of Israel would not stare at the end of what was transitory. But their minds were hardened. For until this very day, the same veil remains upon the reading of the old covenant, not being uncovered, because it is done away with in Christ. But until today, whenever Moses is read aloud, a veil lies upon their heart,

2 Peter 1:1-9

Simeon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who have obtained a faith equal in value to ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ. May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, because his divine power has bestowed on us all [things] [that are] necessary for life and godliness, through the knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and excellence of character, read more.
through which things he has bestowed on us his precious and very great promises, so that through these you may become sharers of the divine nature [after] escaping from the corruption [that is] in the world because of evil desire, and [for] this same [reason], and [by] applying all diligence, supply with your faith excellence of character, and with excellence of character, knowledge, and with knowledge, self-control, and with self-control, patient endurance, and with patient endurance, godliness, and with godliness, brotherly love, and with brotherly love, love. For [if] these [things] are yours and are increasing, this does not make [you] useless or unproductive in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For [the one] for whom these [things] [are] not present is blind, being nearsighted, {having forgotten the cleansing} of his former sins.

Blindness » Blind guides

Isaiah 56:9-12

All wild animals [in the] field, come, to devour, all wild animals in the forest! His watchmen [are] blind, none of them know. They [are] all dumb dogs; they are unable to bark, panting, lying down, loving to slumber. And the dogs {have a greedy appetite}; they {are never satisfied}. And they are [the] shepherds! They do not have understanding. They all turn to their [own] way, each one for his [own] gain, {every one of them}. read more.
"Come, let me take wine, and let us carouse [with] intoxicating drink, and tomorrow will be like today, {very great indeed}."

Matthew 15:12-14

Then the disciples came [and] said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended [when they] heard this saying?" And he answered [and] said, "Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant will be uprooted. Let them! They are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."

Matthew 23:16-26

"Woe to you, blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing! But whoever swears by the gold of the temple is bound [by his oath].' Fools and blind [people]! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that makes the gold holy? And, 'Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing! But whoever swears by the gift [that is] on it is bound [by his oath].' read more.
Blind [people]! For which [is] greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift holy Therefore the one who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything [that is] on it. And the one who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells [in] it And the one who swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by the one who sits on it. "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees--hypocrites!--because you pay a tenth of mint and dill and cumin, and neglect the more important [matters] of the law--justice and mercy and faithfulness! It was necessary to do these [things] {while not neglecting those}. Blind guides who filter out a gnat and swallow a camel! "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees--hypocrites!--because you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence! Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also.

Luke 6:39

And he also told them a parable: "Surely a blind person cannot lead the blind, [can he]? Will they not both fall into a pit?

Blindness » Physical, inflicted

Genesis 19:11

And the men who [were] at the entrance of the house they struck with blindness, both small and great, and they were unable to find the entrance.

2 Kings 6:18

They came down to him, and Elisha prayed to Yahweh and said, "Please strike this people with blindness," so he struck them with blindness as {Elisha had spoken}.

Acts 9:8

So Saul got up from the ground, but [although] his eyes were open he could see nothing. And leading him by the hand, they brought [him] into Damascus.

Acts 13:11

And now behold, the hand of the Lord [is] against you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun {for a while}. And immediately mist and darkness fell over him, and he was going around looking for [people] to lead [him] by the hand.

Blindness » What blinds people

1 John 2:11

But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness, and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

Deuteronomy 16:19

You shall not subvert justice; you shall not {show partiality}; and you shall not take a bribe, for the bribe makes blind [the] eyes of [the] wise and misrepresents [the] words of [the] righteous.

Blindness » Who blinds the minds of unbelievers

2 Corinthians 4:3-4

But if indeed our gospel is veiled, it is veiled among those who are perishing, among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that they would not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Blindness » Miraculous healing of

Matthew 12:22

Then a demon-possessed man [who was] blind and mute was brought to him. And he healed him so that the [man who was] mute could speak and see.

Matthew 21:14

And the blind and the lame came up to him in the temple [courts] and he healed them.

Matthew 9:27-30

And [as] Jesus was going away from there, two blind men followed him, crying out and saying, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!" And [when he] came into the house, the blind men approached him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to him, "Yes, Lord." Then he touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith let it be done for you." read more.
And their eyes were opened, and Jesus sternly warned them, saying, "See [that] no one finds out."

Blindness » Of animals » Sacrifice

Leviticus 22:22

[The] blind or [the] injured or [the] maimed or [the] seeping or [one with a] skin disorder or [one with a] skin eruption--these you shall not present to Yahweh, nor shall you give from them an offering made by fire on the altar for Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 15:21

But if there is a physical defect in it, [such as] lameness or blindness, any serious defect, you shall not sacrifice it to Yahweh your God.

Malachi 1:8

When you offer a blind [animal] for sacrifice, is that not wrong? And when you offer [the] lame and the one who is ill, is that not wrong? Present it, please, to your governor! Will he be pleased with you? {Will he show you favor}?" says Yahweh of hosts.

Blindness » If the blind lead the blind

Matthew 15:12-14

Then the disciples came [and] said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended [when they] heard this saying?" And he answered [and] said, "Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant will be uprooted. Let them! They are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guide the blind, both will fall into a pit."

Luke 6:39

And he also told them a parable: "Surely a blind person cannot lead the blind, [can he]? Will they not both fall into a pit?

Blindness » The miraculous healing of bartimaeus

Mark 10:46-52

And they came to Jericho. And [as] he was setting out from Jericho along with his disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar, Bartimaeus the son of Timaeus, was sitting beside the road. And [when he] heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" And many [people] warned him that he should be quiet. But he was crying out {even more loudly}, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" read more.
And Jesus stopped [and] said, "Call him." And they called the blind man [and] said to him, "Have courage! Get up! He is calling you." And he threw off his cloak, jumped up, [and] came to Jesus. And Jesus answered him [and] said, "What do you want {me to do} for you?" And the blind man said to him, "Rabboni, that I may regain [my] sight." And Jesus said to him, "Go, your faith has healed you." And immediately he regained [his] sight and began to follow him on the road.

Matthew 20:30-34

And behold, [there were] two blind men sitting beside the road. [When they] heard that Jesus was passing by, they called out, saying, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!" And the crowd rebuked them so that they would be quiet. But they called out all the more, saying, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!" And Jesus stopped, called them, and said, "What do you want me to do for you?" read more.
They said to him, "Lord, that our eyes be opened!" And having compassion, Jesus touched their eyes, and immediately they received [their] sight and followed him.

Blindness » The place where there is no vision

Blindness » Syrians

2 Kings 6:18-23

They came down to him, and Elisha prayed to Yahweh and said, "Please strike this people with blindness," so he struck them with blindness as {Elisha had spoken}. Then Elisha said to them, "This [is] not the way and this [is] not the city. Come after me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek." Then he brought them to Samaria. It happened at the moment they came to Samaria, Elisha said, "O Yahweh, open the eyes of these that they may see," so Yahweh opened their eyes, and they saw, and look, the middle of Samaria! read more.
Then the king of Israel said to Elisha when he saw them, "Shall I kill them? Shall I kill, my father?" And he said, "You shall not kill. Would you kill [those] whom you took captive with the sword or with the bow? Put food and water before them that they may eat and drink and then go to their master." So he made a great feast for them, and they ate and drank; then he sent them, and they went to their master. And the bands of the Arameans did not come again into the land of Israel.

Blindness » The miraculous healing of a man of bethsaida

Mark 8:22-25

And they came to Bethsaida. And they brought to him a blind man and implored him that he would touch him. And he took hold of the blind man's hand [and] led him outside the village, and [after] spitting in his eyes, he placed his hands on him [and] asked him, "Do you see anything?" And looking up he said, "I see people, for I see [them] like trees walking around." read more.
Then he placed his hands on his eyes again, and he opened his eyes and was cured, and could see everything clearly.

Blindness » Instances of » israelites

Blindness » The miraculous healing of a man born blind

John 9:1-7

And [as he] went away, 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 replied, "Neither this man sinned nor his parents, but [it happened] so that the works of God could be revealed in him. read more.
It is necessary [for] us to do the deeds of the one who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work! While I am in the world, I am the light of the world." [When he] had said these [things], he spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on his eyes. And he said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is translated "sent"). So he went and washed and came back seeing.

Blindness » Instances of » Ahijah

1 Kings 14:4

The wife of Jeroboam did so. She got up, went [to] Shiloh, and came [to] the house of Ahijah. Now Ahijah was not able to see, for {his eyes were fixed} because of his old age.

Blindness » Instances of » jacob

Genesis 48:10

Now the eyes of Israel were dim on account of old age; he was not able to see. So he brought them near to him, and he kissed them and embraced them.

Blindness » Instances of » Moab

2 Kings 3:27

He took his firstborn son who was to become king in his place and offered him [as] a burnt offering on the wall. Great wrath came upon Israel, and they withdrew from him and returned to the land.

Blindness » Instances of » Eli

1 Samuel 4:15

Now Eli [was] {ninety-eight years old} and his eyes {stayed fixed ahead} and he was not able to see.

Blindness » Miraculously inflicted upon the sodomites

Genesis 19:11

And the men who [were] at the entrance of the house they struck with blindness, both small and great, and they were unable to find the entrance.

Blindness » Disqualified for priestly office

Leviticus 21:18

Indeed, any man in whom is a physical defect shall not come near: a blind man or lame or disfigured or deformed,

Blindness » Sent as a judgment

Deuteronomy 28:28

Yahweh shall afflict you with madness and with blindness and with confusion of heart.

Blindness » Saul of tarsus

Acts 9:8-9

So Saul got up from the ground, but [although] his eyes were open he could see nothing. And leading him by the hand, they brought [him] into Damascus. And he was {unable to see} [for] three days, and he did not eat or drink.

Blindness » Elymas

Acts 13:11

And now behold, the hand of the Lord [is] against you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun {for a while}. And immediately mist and darkness fell over him, and he was going around looking for [people] to lead [him] by the hand.

Blindness » Instances of » isaac

Genesis 27:1

And it happened [that] when Isaac [was] old and {his eyesight was weak}, he called Esau his older son and said to him, "My son." And he said to him, "Here I [am]."

Blindness » Instances of » Scribes

Diseases » Mentioned in scripture » Blindness

Matthew 9:27

And [as] Jesus was going away from there, two blind men followed him, crying out and saying, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"

Job 29:15

"I was eyes to the blind, and I [was] feet to the lame.

Elymas » False prophet » Punished » Blindness

Acts 13:10

[and] said, "O [you who are] full of all deceit and of all unscrupulousness, [you] son of the devil, [you] enemy of all righteousness! Will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord!

Acts 13:8

But Elymas the magician (for his name is translated in this way) opposed them, attempting to turn the proconsul away from the faith.

Spiritual » Blindness » Examples of

Isaiah 59:10

We grope like the blind [along] a wall, and we grope {as without} eyes. We stumble at noon as [in] the twilight; among the strong [we are] like the dead.

Matthew 23:19

Blind [people]! For which [is] greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift holy

Topics on Blindness

Blindness, Causes Of

1;27;1

And it happened [that] when Isaac [was] old and {his eyesight was weak}, he called Esau his older son and said to him, "My son." And he said to him, "Here I [am]."

Blindness, Healings

42;14;13

But whenever you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,

Blindness, Symbolic

3;20;4

And if the people of the land ever shut their eyes from that man at his giving {some of} his offspring to Molech, not putting him to death,

Spiritual Blindness, Consequences Of

45;1;20-22

For from the creation of the world, his invisible [attributes], both his eternal power and deity, are discerned clearly, being understood in the things created, so that they are without excuse.

Spiritual Blindness, In Unbelievers

20;4;19

The way of the wicked ones [is] like deep darkness; they do not know what they stumble over.

Spiritual Blindness, Removal Of

47;4;6

For God who said, "Light will shine out of darkness," [is the one] who has shined in our hearts for the enlightenment of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

Spiritual Blindness, Results Of Sin

25;4;14

They wander blindly in the streets; they were defiled with the blood, their clothes could not be touched.