1 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been born blind.
2 His disciples asked him, "Teacher, whose sin caused him to be born blind? Was it his own or his parents' sin?"
3 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.
4 As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me; night is coming when no one can work.
5 While I am in the world, I am the light for the world." 1
6 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
7 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.
8 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?"
9 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."