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1 And as he passed on, he saw a man blind from birth. 1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.
2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this [man] or his parents, that he should be born blind? 2 His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
3 Jesus answered, Neither has this [man] sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God should be manifested in him. 3 "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.
4 I must work the works of him that has sent me while it is day. [The] night is coming, when no one can work. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.
5 As long as I am in the world, I am [the] light of the world. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
6 Having said these things, he spat on the ground and made mud of the spittle, and put the mud, as ointment, on his eyes. 6 Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes.
7 And he said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, which is interpreted, Sent. He went therefore and washed, and came seeing. 7 "Go," he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
8 The neighbours therefore, and those who used to see him before, that he was a beggar, said, Is not this he that was sitting and begging? 8 His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, "Isn't this the same man who used to sit and beg?"
9 Some said, It is he; others said, No, but he is like him: *he* said, It is I. 9 Some claimed that he was. Others said, "No, he only looks like him." But he himself insisted, "I am the man."
10 They said therefore to him, How have thine eyes been opened? 10 "How then were your eyes opened?" they demanded.
11 He answered [and said], A man called Jesus made mud and anointed mine eyes, and said to me, Go to Siloam and wash: and having gone and washed, I saw. 11 He replied, "The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see."
12 They said therefore to him, Where is he? He says, I do not know. 12 "Where is this man?" they asked him. "I don't know," he said.
13 They bring him who was before blind to the Pharisees. 13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind.
14 Now it was sabbath when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 14 Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man's eyes was a Sabbath.
15 The Pharisees therefore also again asked him how he received his sight. And he said to them, He put mud upon mine eyes, and I washed, and I see. 15 Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. "He put mud on my eyes," the man replied, "and I washed, and now I see."
16 Some of the Pharisees therefore said, This man is not of God, for he does not keep the sabbath. Others said, How can a sinful man perform such signs? And there was a division among them. 16 Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath." But others asked, "How can a sinner do such miraculous signs?" So they were divided.
17 They say therefore again to the blind [man], What dost thou say of him, that he has opened thine eyes? And he said, He is a prophet. 17 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."
18 The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him that he was blind and had received sight, until they had called the parents of him that had received sight. 18 The Jews still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man's parents.
19 And they asked them saying, This is your son, of whom ye say that he was born blind: how then does he now see? 19 "Is this your son?" they asked. "Is this the one you say was born blind? How is it that now he can see?"
20 His parents answered [them] and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 20 "We know he is our son," the parents answered, "and we know he was born blind.
21 but how he now sees we do not know, or who has opened his eyes we do not know. *He* is of age: ask *him*; *he* will speak concerning himself. 21 But how he can see now, or who opened his eyes, we don't know. Ask him. He is of age; he will speak for himself."
22 His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if any one confessed him [to be the] Christ, he should be excommunicated from the synagogue. 22 His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews, for already the Jews had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Christ would be put out of the synagogue.
23 On this account his parents said, He is of age: ask *him*. 23 That was why his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."
24 They called therefore a second time the man who had been blind, and said to him, Give glory to God: we know that this man is sinful. 24 A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. "Give glory to God, " they said. "We know this man is a sinner."
25 He answered therefore, If he is sinful I know not. One thing I know, that, being blind [before], now I see. 25 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!"
26 And they said to him again, What did he do to thee? how opened he thine eyes? 26 Then they asked him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"
27 He answered them, I told you already and ye did not hear: why do ye desire to hear again? do ye also wish to become his disciples? 27 He answered, "I have told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples, too?"
28 They railed at him, and said, Thou art his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 28 Then they hurled insults at him and said, "You are this fellow's disciple! We are disciples of Moses!
29 We know that God spoke to Moses; but [as to] this [man], we know not whence he is. 29 We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don't even know where he comes from."
30 The man answered and said to them, Now in this is a wonderful thing, that *ye* do not know whence he is, and he has opened mine eyes. 30 The man answered, "Now that is remarkable! You don't know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes.
31 [But] we know that God does not hear sinners; but if any one be God-fearing and do his will, him he hears. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will.
32 Since time was, it has not been heard that any one opened the eyes of one born blind. 32 Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind.
33 If this [man] were not of God he would be able to do nothing. 33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing."
34 They answered and said to him, Thou hast been wholly born in sins, and thou teachest us? And they cast him out. 34 To this they replied, "You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!" And they threw him out.
35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him, he said to him, Thou, dost thou believe on the Son of God? 35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"
36 He answered and said, And who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him? 36 "Who is he, sir?" the man asked. "Tell me so that I may believe in him."
37 And Jesus said to him, Thou hast both seen him, and he that speaks with thee is he. 37 Jesus said, "You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you."
38 And he said, I believe, Lord: and he did him homage. 38 Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.
39 And Jesus said, For judgment am I come into this world, that they which see not may see, and they which see may become blind. 39 Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind."
40 And [some] of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and they said to him, Are we blind also? 40 Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, "What? Are we blind too?"
41 Jesus said to them, If ye were blind ye would not have sin; but now ye say, We see, your sin remains. 41 Jesus said, "If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.