As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.
His disciples asked him, "Rabbi,1 who sinned,2 this man3 or his parents,4 that he was born blind?"
"Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.5
As long as it is day,6 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 of the world."7
Having said this, he spit8 on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes.
"Go," he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam"9 (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.10
His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, "Isn't this the same man who used to sit and beg?"11
Some claimed that he was. Others said, "No, he only looks like him." But he himself insisted, "I am the man."
"How then were your eyes opened?" they demanded.