Matthew 9:26-30
Mat 9:26 (KJB)
And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
Fame - Report or news
Hereof - Of this
Once the daughter of Jairus was raised from the dead, it was not long until the entire region heard the news. This region was probably all of northern Palestine. Isn’t it something in a time when there was no mass communication networks, the news of the Lord Jesus Christ had gone all throughout the land. Lack of modern conveniences could never hinder the spread of the Gospel.
Mat 9:27 (KJB)
And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.
When Jesus had left the house of Jairus, there followed him two men who were blind. Blindness was a common problem in the ancient world and much of it came from poor hygiene. They did not have water purification nor did they have bathrooms in every house to take showers or baths. Water had to be drawn from a well and carried back to the house for such things. The two blind men who followed Jesus had called Him by His royal title of the Messiah, “Son of David.” (Mat 22:42 KJV) Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. These two blind men had more vision than many because they saw Jesus as the Messiah. They no doubt had heard the news that Jesus had raised the daughter of Jairus from the dead and if He could do that, then how difficult would it be to give sight back.
Mat 9:28 (KJB)
And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
Was Jesus being mean when He seemed to ignore the requests of the blind men? Of course not, what He was doing was testing their faith and perseverance. (Luke 18:1 KJV) And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; He was teaching a lesson about perseverance in prayer. The blind men had followed Jesus to the house which may have been the house of Peter, where Jesus normally stayed when He was in Capernaum. The blind men had approached Jesus and He already knew what they wanted. Although Jesus did not answer them while He was walking to the house, He was well aware of what their needs were and their request. He asked them if they believed that He could heal them? They answered in the affirmative and they also recognized Jesus as the Lord and addressed Him as such. So their faith was genuine.
Mat 9:29 (KJB)
Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
Jesus then realizing they had great faith, He touched their eyes which was a sign to these blind men that Jesus also stimulating their faith. Their healing would not have been in response to the amount of faith they had or else they may have only received back partial vision. The would be healed because of their faith, even if it was a small amount of faith. (Mat 17:20 KJV) And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Even the smallest amount of faith is recognized by Jesus. If their faith was either small or large, it was directed in the right way and manner, straight at the Lord Jesus Christ.
Mat 9:30 (KJB)
And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
Then when Jesus spoke to them, their eyes were opened and they were able to see. Then Jesus sternly charged them not to make this healing known to anyone. The words “no man” is one word in the Greek and is in the Cardinal form. The cardinal form in Greek represent numbers such as 1,2,3, etc. Here Jesus is telling them that are not even to tell one person about the healing and who did it. He did this because He needed to go to the cross in His timing and if the fact of these healings had spread, they would have tried to make Him a political king and that was not His mission. He wanted to keep things quiet until the appointed time of revealing came.