Healing the blind and lame at the Temple

(Matthew 21:12-17)

During the final days of his public ministry, Jesus visits Jerusalem and miraculously heals the blind and lame people who had gathered in the Temple courts.

This would be the final miracle that Jesus would perform out in the open, in full view of the public. The rest of his miracles would be carried out in more private settings.

This event is summarized in the Gospel of Matthew:

12 Jesus entered into the temple of God and drove out all of those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the money changers’ tables and the seats of those who sold the doves. 13 He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers!”

14 The lame and the blind came to him in the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children who were crying in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the son of David!” they were indignant, 16 and said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?”

Jesus said to them, “Yes. Did you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of children and nursing babies, you have perfected praise?’”

17 He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and camped there. (Matthew 21:12-17, WEB).

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