Note: this private miracle follows Jesus’ rebuke about the blindness of the disciples. It teaches that the disciples would come to understand in two phases; first they had a hazy understanding during Jesus ministry, but after the resurrection they would come to see perfectly.
A. 22 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. 23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town;
B. and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.
C. 24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
B’. 25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes,
C’. and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
A’. 26 And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.