John 9:1–41

Christ Heals the Blind Man

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

Jesus answered, Neither this man nor his parents sinned, bbut that the works of God should be revealed in him. cI 1must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is dday; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, eI am the light of the world.”

When He had said these things, fHe spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, Go, wash gin the pool of Siloam (which is translated, Sent). So hhe went and washed, and came back seeing.

Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was 2blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?”

Some said, “This is he.” Others said, 3“He is like him.”

He said, “I am he.”

10 Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”

11 He answered and said, i“A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, Go to 4the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.”

12 Then they said to him, “Where is He?”

He said, “I do not know.”

13 They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees. 14 Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. 15 Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”

16 Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from God, because He does not 5keep the Sabbath.”

Others said, j“How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And kthere was a division among them.

17 They said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?”

He said, l“He is a prophet.”

18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight. 19 And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?”

20 His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself.” 22 His parents said these things because mthey feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he nwould be put out of the synagogue. 23 Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”

24 So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, o“Give God the glory! pWe know that this Man is a sinner.”

25 He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”

26 Then they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?”

27 He answered them, “I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?”

28 Then they reviled him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are Moses’ disciples. 29 We know that God qspoke to rMoses; as for this fellow, swe do not know where He is from.”

30 The man answered and said to them, t“Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes! 31 Now we know that uGod does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him. 32 Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind. 33 vIf this Man were not from God, He could do nothing.”

34 They answered and said to him, w“You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?” And they 6cast him out.

35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had xfound him, He said to him, Do you ybelieve in zthe Son of 7God?”

36 He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?”

37 And Jesus said to him, You have both seen Him and ait is He who is talking with you.”

38 Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he bworshiped Him.

39 And Jesus said, cFor judgment I have come into this world, dthat those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.”

40 Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, eand said to Him, “Are we blind also?”

41 Jesus said to them, fIf you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say,We see.’ Therefore your sin remains.

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