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John 9:1–3

Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

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Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.t

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John 9:1–3 — English Standard Version (ESV)

As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.

John 9:1–3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

John 9:1–3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. “Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?”

It was not because of his sins or his parentssins,” Jesus answered. This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.

John 9:1–3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

Jesus answered, Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.

John 9:1–3 — New Century Version (NCV)

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been born blind. His followers asked him, “Teacher, whose sin caused this man to be born blind—his own sin or his parents’ sin?”

Jesus answered, “It is not this man’s sin or his parents’ sin that made him blind. This man was born blind so that God’s power could be shown in him.

John 9:1–3 — American Standard Version (ASV)

And as he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man, or his parents, that he should be born blind? Jesus answered, Neither did this man sin, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

John 9:1–3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And as he passed on, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind? Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God should be manifested in him.

John 9:1–3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

As Jesus walked along, he saw a man who had been born blind. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, why was this man born blind? Did he or his parents sin?” 

Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned. Instead, he was born blind so that God could show what he can do for him.

John 9:1–3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

As He was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth. His disciples questioned Him: “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” Jesus answered. This came about so that God’s works might be displayed in him.

John 9:1–3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him.

John 9:1–3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And as he went away, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?” Jesus replied, “Neither this man sinned nor his parents, but it happened so that the works of God could be revealed in him.

John 9:1–3 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

As Jesus went along, he saw a man who was blind. He had been blind since he was born. Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned? Was this man born blind because he sinned? Or did his parents sin?”

“It isn’t because this man sinned,” said Jesus. “It isn’t because his parents sinned. This happened so that God’s work could be shown in his life.

John 9:1–3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth.

And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?”

Jesus answered, It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.