beggar

beggar

One who is poor and needy, who begs for food or asks for alms. Frequently the beggar was lame (Acts 3:10), blind (Mark 10:46-52; John 9), or afflicted with sores (Luke 16:19-20). One parable of Jesus concerns the beggar Lazarus, who, upon death, was received into the bosom of Abraham in contrast to a rich man who went to the torments of Hades (Luke 16:19-30). In (Mark 10:46-52) the blind beggar whose sight is restored by Jesus outside Jericho is identified as Bartimaeus, son of Timaeus.

Acts 3:10

10and they recognized him as the one who used to sit and ask for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at wha ... View more

Mark 10:46-52

The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus
46They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind begga ... View more

John 9

A Man Born Blind Receives Sight
1As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth.2His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that h ... View more

Luke 16:19-20

The Rich Man and Lazarus
19“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.20And at his gate lay a poor man ... View more

Luke 16:19-30

The Rich Man and Lazarus
19“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.20And at his gate lay a poor man ... View more

Mark 10:46-52

The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus
46They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind begga ... View more

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