They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind.
Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man's eyes was a Sabbath.115
Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight.2 "He put mud on my eyes," the man replied, "and I washed, and now I see."
Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath."3 But others asked, "How can a sinner do such miraculous signs?"4 So they were divided.517
Finally they turned again to the blind man, "What have you to say about him? It was your eyes he opened." The man replied, "He is a prophet."618
The Jews7 still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man's parents.
"Is this your son?" they asked. "Is this the one you say was born blind? How is it that now he can see?"
"We know he is our son," the parents answered, "and we know he was born blind.
But how he can see now, or who opened his eyes, we don't know. Ask him. He is of age; he will speak for himself."
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews,8 for already the Jews had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Christa would be put out9 of the synagogue.1023
That was why his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."1124
A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. "Give glory to God,b "12 they said. "We know this man is a sinner."1325
He replied, "Whether he is a sinner or not, I don't know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!"