John 5:3; John 9:1-2; John 9:13; John 9:17-20; John 9:24-25; John 9:32; John 9:39-41; John 10:21; John 11:37
Here a great number of disabled people used to lie--the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.
As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.
His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind.
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."
The Jews 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.
A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. "Give glory to God, " they said. "We know this man is a sinner."
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!"
Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind.
Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind."
Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, "What? Are we blind too?"
Jesus said, "If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.
But others said, "These are not the sayings of a man possessed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"
But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?"