As He passed by, He saw a manblind from birth.
And His disciplesasked Him, "1Rabbi, whosinned, 2thismanor his 3parents, that he would be bornblind ?"
3Jesusanswered, "It was neither that thismansinned, nor his parents ; but it was so4that the works of God might be displayed in him.4"We mustwork the works of Him who sent Me 5as long as it is day ; night is comingwhennoonecanwork.5"While I am in the world, I am6the Light of the world."6
When He had saidthis, He 7spat on the ground, and madeclay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes,
and said to him, "Go, wash in 8the pool of Siloam " (which is translated, Sent ). So he wentaway and 9washed, and 10came back seeing.
8Therefore the neighbors, and those who previouslysaw him as a beggar, were saying, "Is not this the one who used to 11sit and beg ?"
9Others were saying, "This is he," still others were saying, "No, but he is like him." aHe kept saying, "I am the one."
10So they were saying to him, "Howthen were your eyesopened ?"
He answered, "The man who is calledJesusmadeclay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, 'Go to 12Siloam and wash '; so I wentaway and washed, and I receivedsight."
They said to him, "Where is He?" He said, "I do not know."
They brought to the Pharisees the man who was formerlyblind.
1413Now it was a Sabbath on the daywhenJesusmade the clay and opened his eyes.
1514Then the Phariseesalso were asking him againhow he received his sight. And he said to them, "He appliedclay to my eyes, and I washed, and I see."
16Thereforesome of the Pharisees were saying, "Thisman is not from God, because He 15does not keep the Sabbath." But others were saying, "Howcan a man who is a sinnerperformsuchb16signs ?" And 17there was a divisionamong them.
17So they said to the blindman18again, "What do you sayabout Him, since He opened your eyes ?" And he said, "He is a 19prophet."
1820The Jewsthen did not believe it of him, that he had beenblind and had receivedsight, until they called the parents of the veryone who had received his sight,
and questioned them, saying, "Is this your son, who you say was bornblind ? Thenhow does he nowsee ?"
His parentsanswered them and said, "We know that this is our son, and that he was bornblind ;
but how he nowsees, we do not know ; orwhoopened his eyes, we do not know. Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself."
His parentssaidthisbecause they 21were afraid of the Jews ; for the Jews22had alreadyagreed that ifanyoneconfessed Him to be cChrist, 23he was to be put out of the synagogue.
For thisreason his parentssaid, "24He is of age ; ask him."
24So a secondtime they called the manwho had beenblind, and said to him, "25Giveglory to God ; we know that 26thisman is a sinner."
He thenanswered, "Whether He is a sinner, I do not know ; onething I do know, that though I was blind, now I see."
26So they said to him, "What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes ?"
He answered them, "27I told you already and you did not 28listen ; why do you want to hear it again ? You do not want to become His disciplestoo, do you?"
They reviled him and said, "You are His disciple, but 29we are disciples of Moses.
"We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for thisman, 30we do not knowwhere He is from."
The mananswered and said to them, "Well, here is an amazingthing, that you do not knowwhere He is from, and yet He opened my eyes.
"We know that 31God does not hearsinners ; but ifanyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him.
"dSince the beginning of time it has never been heard that anyoneopened the eyes of a personbornblind.
"32Ifthisman were not from God, He coulddonothing ."
They answered him, "33You were bornentirely in sins, and are you teaching us?" So they 34put him out.
35Jesusheard that they had 35put him out, and finding him, He said, "Do you believe in the 36Son of Man ?"36
He answered, "37Who is He, eLord, that I may believe in Him?"
37Jesussaid to him, "You have bothseen Him, and 38He is the one who is talking with you."38
And he said, "Lord, I believe." And he 39worshiped Him.
And Jesussaid, "40For judgment I came into thisworld, so that 41those who do not see may see, and that 42those who see may becomeblind."40Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heardthesethings and said to Him, "43We are not blindtoo, are we?"
41Jesussaid to them, "44If you were blind, you would havenosin ; but fsince you say, '45We see,' your sinremains.