Healing a blind and mute man who was possessed by a demon
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(Matthew 12:22-23, Luke 11:14)
The Gospels of Matthew and Luke describe a miracle in which a man who was blind and mute was taken to Jesus and Jesus healed him. As explained in the book of Matthew:
Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. All the people were astonished and said, "Could this be the Son of David?"
The phrase "Son of David" was a way to refer to the Messiah who had been promised by the prophets of the Old Testament. The Messiah was to be a descendant of King David who had lived about a thousand years before Jesus. The Gospels of Matthew and Luke say that Jesus was a descendant of King David, in addition to proclaiming that he is the promised Messiah.