As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been born blind.
His disciples asked him, "Teacher, whose sin caused him to be born blind? Was it his own or his parents' sin?"
Jesus answered, "His blindness has nothing to do with his sins or his parents' sins. He is blind so that God's power might be seen at work in him.
As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me; night is coming when no one can work.
While I am in the world, I am the light for the world." 1
After he said this, Jesus spat on the ground and made some mud with the spittle; he rubbed the mud on the man's eyes
and told him, "Go and wash your face in the Pool of Siloam." (This name means "Sent.") So the man went, washed his face, and came back seeing.
His neighbors, then, and the people who had seen him begging before this, asked, "Isn't this the man who used to sit and beg?"
Some said, "He is the one," but others said, "No he isn't; he just looks like him." So the man himself said, "I am the man."