As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth.
"Teacher," his disciples asked him, "why was this man born blind? Was it a result of his own sins or those of his parents?"
3"It was not because of his sins or his parents' sins," Jesus answered. "He was born blind so the power of God could be seen in him. 4All of us must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent me, because there is little time left before the night falls and all work comes to an end. 5But while I am still here in the world, I am the light of the world."6
Then he spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and smoothed the mud over the blind man's eyes.
He told him, "Go and wash in the pool of Siloam" (Siloam means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came back seeing!
His neighbors and others who knew him as a blind beggar asked each other, "Is this the same man -- that beggar?"
Some said he was, and others said, "No, but he surely looks like him!" And the beggar kept saying, "I am the same man!"
They asked, "Who healed you? What happened?"
He told them, "The man they call Jesus made mud and smoothed it over my eyes and told me, 'Go to the pool of Siloam and wash off the mud.' I went and washed, and now I can see!"
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)