John 9

And while passing, he saw a man blind from his mother's womb. And his disciples asked him, and said: Our Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus said to them: Neither did he sin, nor his parents; but that the works of God might be seen in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day; the night cometh, in which no one can work. So long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. And having spoken thus, he spit on the ground, and made mud with the spittle, and spread it on the eyes of the blind man; and said to him: Go, wash in the baptistery of Siloam. And he went, and washed, and came away seeing. And his neighbors, and they by whom he had before been seen begging, said: Is not this he, who sat and begged? Some said, It is he: and others said, No; but he is very like him. But he said: I am he. 10 And they said to him: How were thy eyes opened? 11 He answered, and said to them: A man whose name is Jesus, made mud and spread it on my eyes, and said to me, Go, wash in the waters of Siloam. And I went, and washed, and my sight was restored. 12 They said to him: Where is he? He said to them: I know not. 13 And they brought him that had been blind, before the Pharisees. 14 Now it was on the sabbath that Jesus made the mud, and opened his eyes. 15 And again the Pharisees asked him: How was thy sight restored? And he said to them: He put mud upon my eyes, and I washed, and my sight was restored. 16 And some of the Pharisees said: This man is not of God, for he doth not observe the sabbath. But others said: How can a man that is a sinner, work these signs? And there was a division among them. 17 They say again to the blind man: What sayest thou of him, seeing he hath opened thy eyes? He said to them: I say, that he is a prophet. 18 And the Jews would not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and recovered sight, until they called the parents of him who recovered sight. 19 And they asked them: Is this your son, of whom ye say that he was born blind? And how doth he now see? 20 And his parents answered and said: We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but how he now seeth, or who opened his eyes, we know not. He hath come to his years, ask him; he will speak for himself. 22 These things said his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had decided, that if any one should confess him to be Messiah, they would expel him from the synagogue. 23 For this reason his parents said, He hath come to his years, ask him. 24 And they called a second time the man who had been blind, and said to him: Give glory to God; for we know that this man is a sinner. 25 He replied, and said to them: Whether he is a sinner, I know not; but, one thing I know, that I was blind, and lo, now I see. 26 They said to him again: What did he to thee? How did he open thy eyes? 27 He said to them: I have told you, and ye did not hear. Why would ye hear again? Do ye also wish to become his disciples? 28 But they reproached him, and said to him: Thou art his disciple, but we are the disciples of Moses. 29 And we know that God conversed with Moses; but as for this man, we know not whence he is. 30 The man replied and said to them: In this therefore is something to be admired, that ye know not whence he is, and yet he hath opened my eyes. 31 Now we know, that God heareth not the voice of sinners; but him that feareth him, and doeth his pleasure, him he heareth. 32 Never hath it been heard, that any one opened the eyes of one born blind. 33 If this man were not of God, he could not do this thing. 34 They replied, and said to him: Thou wast wholly born in sins; and dost thou teach us? And they expelled him. 35 And Jesus heard that they had expelled him; and he found him, and said to him: Believest thou on the Son of God? 36 And he that was healed, answered and said: My Lord, who is he, that I may believe on him? 37 Jesus said to him: Thou hast seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. 38 And he said: My Lord, I believe: and he fell down, and worshipped him. 39 And Jesus said: For the judgment of this world, have I come; that they who see not, might see; and that they who see, might become blind. 40 And some of those Pharisees who were with him, heard these things; and they said to him: How? Are we also blind? 41 Jesus said to them: If ye were blind, ye would be without sin; but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin is established.
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