John 9

CHAPTER 9

Jesus Heals the Blind Man

And passing on, he beheld a man blind from birth. And [2asked 3him 1his disciples], saying, Rabbi, Who sinned, this one or his parents, that [2blind 1he was born]? Jesus answered, Neither this one sinned, nor his parents; but that should be made manifest the works of God in him. It is necessary to work the works of the one sending me forth, while it is day; there comes the night when no one is able to work. Whenever [2in 3the 4world 1I should be], [3light 1I am 2the] of the world. These things having said, he spit on the ground and he made mud from out of the spittle, and he smeared the mud upon the eyes of the blind man. And he said to him, Go wash in the pool of Siloam! which is translated, Being sent. He went forth then and washed, and came seeing. Then the neighbors, and the ones viewing him prior, knowing that he was blind, said, [2not 3this 1Is] the one sitting down and begging? Others said that, This one is he. And others that, [2likened 3to him 1He is]. That one said that, I am he. 10 They said then to him, How were [3opened 1your 2eyes]? 11 That one answered and said, A man being called Jesus [2mud 1made], and smeared it upon my eyes, and said to me, Go unto the pool of Siloam, and wash! And going forth and washing, I gained sight. 12 They said then to him, Where is that one? He says, I know not.

The Blind Man Questioned by the Pharisees

13 They led him to the Pharisees -- the one at one time blind. 14 And it was the Sabbath when [3the 4mud 2made 1Jesus], and opened his eyes. 15 Then again [3asked 4him 5also 1the 2Pharisees] how he gained sight. And he said to them, [2mud 1He placed] to me upon the eyes, and I washed, and I see. 16 Said then [2from 3the 4Pharisees 1one], This man is not from God, for the Sabbath he did not give heed to. Others said, How is [3able 1a man 2a sinner] [2such 3signs 1to do]? And a split was among them. 17 They say then to the blind man again, You, what say you concerning him, for he opened your eyes? And he said that, He is a prophet. 18 [3did not 4believe 5then 1The 2Jews] concerning him, that he was blind, and gained sight, until whenever [2spoke up 1his parents], of the one gaining sight. 19 And they asked them saying, Is this your son, whom you say that [2blind 1he was born]? How then just now does he see? 20 [2answered 3to them 1His parents] and said, We know that this is our son, and that [2blind 1he was born]. 21 But how he now sees, we do not know; or who opened his eyes, we do not know. He [2age 1has]; ask him! he [2for 3himself 1shall speak]. 22 These things [2said 1his parents], for they feared the Jews; for already [3agreed 1the 2Jews], that if anyone should acknowledge him as Christ, [2removed from the synagogue 1he should be]. 23 On account of this his parents said that, [2age 1He has]; ask him! 24 They called then for a second time the man who was blind, and said to him, Give glory to God! we know that this man is a sinner. 25 [3answered 1Then 2that one] and said, If he is a sinner I know not. One thing I know, that being blind, now I see. 26 And they said to him again, What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes? 27 He answered to them, I told you already, and you heard not. Why again do you want to hear? Do also you want [2his 3disciples 1to become]? 28 Then they reviled him, and said, You are that one's disciple; but we [3of Moses 1are 2disciples]. 29 We know that to Moses [2has spoken 1God]; but this one we do not know from what place he is. 30 [3answered 1The 2man] and said to them, For this is wonderful, that you do not know from where he is, and he opened my eyes. 31 And we know that [4sinners 1God 2does not 3hear]; but if anyone might be godly and [2his will 1should do] this one he hears. 32 From out of the eon it was not heard that anyone opened the eyes [2blind 1of one being born]. 33 Unless this one was from God, he would not be able to do anything. 34 They answered and said to him, In sin you [2born 1were entirely], and you teach us? And they cast him outside. 35 Jesus heard that they cast him outside; and having found him, he said to him, Do you believe in the son of God? 36 That one answered and said, And who is he, O Lord, that I should believe in him? 37 [3said 1And 4to him 2Jesus], Both you see him and the one speaking with you is that one. 38  And he said, I believe, O Lord. And he did obeisance to him. 39 And Jesus said, For judgment I [2into 3this world 1came], that the ones not seeing shall see; and the ones seeing [2blind 1should become]. 40 And [3heard 1some of 2these Pharisees], the ones being with him. And they said to him, And not we, are we blind? 41 [2said 3to them 1Jesus], If you were blind, you would not have sin; but now you say that, We see; therefore your sin remains.
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