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3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” Jesus answered. “This came about so that God’s worksam might be displayed in him. 4 WeI must do the worksan of him who sent meJ while it is day.ao Night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”ap
6 After he said these things he spit on the ground, made some mudaq from the saliva, and spread the mud on his eyes. 7 “Go,” he told him, “wash in the pool of Siloam”ar (which means “Sent”). So he left, washed, and came back seeing.as
He kept saying, “I’m the one.”
“I don’t know,” he said.
“He put mud on my eyes,” he told them. “I washed and I can see.”
16 Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God,e because he doesn’t keep the Sabbath.” But others were saying, “How can a sinful manf perform such signs?” And there was a divisiong among them.
“He’s a prophet,”h he said.
20 “We know this is our son and that he was born blind,” his parents answered. 21 “But we don’t know how he now sees, and we don’t know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he’s of age. He will speak for himself.” 22 His parents said these things because they were afraid of the Jews, since the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed him as the Messiah,i he would be banned from the synagogue. 23 This is why his parents said, “He’s of age; ask him.”
30 “This is an amazing thing!” the man told them. “You don’t know where he is from, and yet he opened my eyes. 31 We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners,n but if anyone is God-fearing and does his will,o he listens to him.p 32 Throughout historyA no one has ever heard of someone opening the eyes of a person born blind.q 33 If this man were not from God, he wouldn’t be able to do anything.”r
36 “Who is he, Sir,v that I may believe in him?” he asked.
41 “If you were blind,” Jesus told them, “you wouldn’t have sin.z But now that you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.
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