Now Moses was faithful in all Gods house as a servant, to testify to the
things that would be spoken later. Christ, however, was faithful over Gods
house as a son, and we are his house if we hold firm the confidence and the
pride that belong to hope.
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, Today, if you hear his voice, do not
harden your hearts as in the rebellion, as on the day of testing in the
wilderness, where your ancestors put me to the test, though they had seen my
works for forty years. Therefore I was angry with that generation, and I said,
They always go astray in their hearts, and they have not known my ways. As in
my anger I swore, They will not enter my rest.
They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving
Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the
roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out
and say, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! Many sternly ordered him to
be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, Son of David, have mercy on me!
Jesus stood still and said, Call him here. And they called the blind man,
saying to him, Take heart; get up, he is calling you. So throwing off his
cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, What do you
want me to do for you? The blind man said to him, My teacher, let me see
again. Jesus said to him, Go; your faith has made you well. Immediately he
regained his sight and followed him on the way.