Luke 18:41

ESV “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.”
NIV What do you want me to do for you?' 'Lord, I want to see,' he replied.
NASB What do you want Me to do for you?' And he said, 'Lord, I want to regain my sight!'
CSB "What do you want me to do for you? ""Lord," he said, "I want to see."
NLT What do you want me to do for you?' 'Lord,' he said, 'I want to see!'
KJV Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.

What does Luke 18:41 mean?

A massive crowd of people surround Jesus, as everyone makes their way to Jerusalem for the Passover. None of them realize that in about a week, He will be crucified and buried. His time is short. Passing through Jericho, He hears a man yelling. He stops and tells the crowd to bring the man to Him. He turns out to be a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, shouting, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" (Luke 18:35–40; Mark 10:46).

When Jesus heals, He does so in a way that maintains the person's dignity. In Decapolis, a crowd presented Him with a deaf man. He drew the man away from the crowd and showed him what He was doing. Then He healed the man (Mark 7:31–35). When He healed Jairus' daughter, He included a small group of witnesses, inside the house, in the girl's room. Then He told them to keep the miracle quiet (Luke 8:51–56).

Here, the issue is evident. What could a blind person wish but to receive his sight? Still, Jesus asks (Luke 18:40). It's important that the man has a say. It's also important that he voices his request as an act of faith. Jesus says, "Recover your sight; your faith has made you well" (Luke 18:42). By allowing the man to ask, the crowd sees his faith in Jesus to heal him and Jesus' power to heal. There is no ambiguity in the chain of events. As a result, the man—and the crowd—break into praise (Luke 18:43).
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