What Did the Disciples Say When Jesus Saw?

When Jesus saw, it was often a powerful moment that left a lasting impact on those around him. The disciples were no exception, and their reactions to Jesus’ sights provide insight into the depth of his teachings and miracles.

The Blind Man

One of the most well-known instances of Jesus seeing is when he heals the blind man in John 9. The disciples ask him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

(John 9:2). Their question reflects a common belief at the time that physical ailments were punishments for sin. However, Jesus challenges this notion by responding, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him” (John 9:3).

Jesus then spits on the ground to make mud and puts it on the man’s eyes, telling him to wash in the Pool of Siloam. The man obeys and is able to see for the first time in his life. The disciples are amazed by this miracle and ask each other how it could have happened (John 9:8).

The Centurion’s Servant

In Matthew 8:5-13, a centurion comes to Jesus asking him to heal his servant who is paralyzed and suffering greatly. Jesus agrees to come with him to heal the servant but is stopped by the centurion’s words: “Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed” (Matthew 8:8).

Jesus is astonished by this display of faith and tells those around him that he has not found such great faith in all of Israel. He then tells the centurion that his servant has been healed as he believed.

The Rich Young Ruler

In Mark 10:17-22, a rich young ruler comes to Jesus asking how he can inherit eternal life. Jesus tells him to follow the commandments, but the man insists that he has kept them all since his youth. Jesus then tells him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me” (Mark 10:21).

The man is saddened by this request because he has many possessions. Jesus then tells his disciples that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.


When Jesus saw, it was often a moment of great significance that left those around him in awe. The disciples’ reactions to these moments provide insight into the depth of his teachings and miracles.

Whether it was healing the blind man or being astonished by the centurion’s faith or challenging the rich young ruler’s priorities, Jesus always had a way of opening people’s eyes to what truly mattered in life. His teachings continue to inspire and guide us today.