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John 9:1-23 (New American Standard)

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Healing the Man Born Blind

1 As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, "1Rabbi, who sinned, 2this man or his 3parents, that he would be born blind?" 3 Jesus answered, "It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so 4that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 "We must work the works of Him who sent Me 5as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 5 "While I am in the world, I am 6the Light of the world." 6 When He had said this, He 7spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes, 7 and said to him, "Go, wash in 8the pool of Siloam " (which is translated, Sent ). So he went away and 9washed, and 10came back seeing. 8 Therefore the neighbors, and those who previously saw him as a beggar, were saying, "Is not this the one who used to 11sit and beg?" 9 Others were saying, "This is he," still others were saying, "No, but he is like him." aHe kept saying, "I am the one." 10 So they were saying to him, "How then were your eyes opened?" 11 He answered, "The man who is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, 'Go to 12Siloam and wash '; so I went away and washed, and I received sight." 12 They said to him, "Where is He?" He said, "I do not know."

Controversy over the Man

13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who was formerly blind. 14 13Now it was a Sabbath on the day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. 15 14Then the Pharisees also were asking him again how he received his sight. And he said to them, "He applied clay to my eyes, and I washed, and I see." 16 Therefore some of the Pharisees were saying, "This man is not from God, because He 15does not keep the Sabbath." But others were saying, "How can a man who is a sinner perform such b16signs?" And 17there was a division among them. 17 So they said to the blind man 18again, "What do you say about Him, since He opened your eyes?" And he said, "He is a 19prophet." 18 20The Jews then did not believe it of him, that he had been blind and had received sight, until they called the parents of the very one who had received his sight, 19 and questioned them, saying, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? Then how does he now see?" 20 His parents answered them and said, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but how he now sees, we do not know; or who opened his eyes, we do not know. Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself." 22 His parents said this because they 21were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews 22had already agreed that if anyone confessed Him to be cChrist, 23he was to be put out of the synagogue. 23 For this reason his parents said, "24He is of age; ask him."
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