John 9:24-41 (New International Version)

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24 A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. "Give glory to God,a "1 they said. "We know this man is a sinner."2 25 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!" 26 Then they asked him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?" 27 He answered, "I have told you already3 and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples, too?" 28 Then they hurled insults at him and said, "You are this fellow's disciple! We are disciples of Moses!4 29 We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don't even know where he comes from."5 30 The man answered, "Now that is remarkable! You don't know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will.6 32 Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. 33 If this man were not from God,7 he could do nothing." 34 To this they replied, "You were steeped in sin at birth;8 how dare you lecture us!" And they threw him out.9

Spiritual Blindness

35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, "Do you believe10 in the Son of Man?"11 36 "Who is he, sir?" the man asked. "Tell me so that I may believe in him."12 37 Jesus said, "You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you."13 38 Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.14 39 Jesus said, "For judgment15 I have come into this world,16 so that the blind will see17 and those who see will become blind."18 40 Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, "What? Are we blind too?"19 41 Jesus said, "If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.20
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