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1 And [as he] went away, 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 replied, "Neither this man sinned nor his parents, but [it happened] so that the works of God could be revealed 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 It is necessary [for] us to do the deeds of the one who sent me while it is day; 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 While 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 [When he] had said these [things], he spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay 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 translated "sent"). So he went and washed and came back 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 Then the neighbors and those who saw him previously (because he was a beggar) began to say, "Is this man not the one who used to sit and beg?" 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 Others were saying, "It is this man"; others were saying, "No, but he is like him." That one was saying, "I am [he]!" 9 Some claimed that he was. Others said, "No, he only looks like him." But he himself insisted, "I am the man."
10 So they began to say to him, "How were your eyes opened?" 10 "How then were your eyes opened?" they demanded.
11 He replied, "The man who is called Jesus made clay and smeared [it] on my eyes and said to me, 'Go to Siloam and wash!' So I went, and I washed, [and] I received sight." 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 And they said to him, "Where is that man?" He said, "I do not know." 12 "Where is this man?" they asked him. "I don't know," he said.
13 They brought him--the one formerly blind--to the Pharisees. 13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind.
14 (Now the day on which Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes was the Sabbath.) 14 Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man's eyes was a Sabbath.
15 So the Pharisees also were asking him again how he received sight. And he said to them, "He put clay on my 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 So some of the Pharisees were saying, "This man is not from God, because he does not observe the Sabbath!" Others were saying, "How can a man [who is] a sinner 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 So they said to the blind man again, "What do you say about him, because he opened your 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 So the Jews did not believe concerning him that he had been blind and received sight, until they summoned the parents of the one who 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, "Is this man your son, whom you say was born blind? Then how 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 So his parents answered and said, "We know that this man 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 opened his eyes we do not know. Ask him! {He is a mature adult}; he will speak for 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 were afraid of the Jews, for the Jews had already decided that if anyone should confess him [to be] Christ, he would be expelled 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 Because of this his parents said, "{He is a mature adult}; ask him.") 23 That was why his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."
24 So they summoned the man who had been blind for the second time and said to him, "Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner!" 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 Then that man replied, "Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One [thing] I know--that [although I] was blind, 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 So they said to him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?" 26 Then they asked him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"
27 He replied to them, "I told you already and you did not listen! Why do you want to hear [it] again? You do not want to become his disciples also, [do you]?" 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 reviled him and said, "You are 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 has spoken to Moses, but we do not know where this man is from." 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, "For the remarkable thing is this, that you do not know where he is from, and he opened my eyes! 30 The man answered, "Now that is remarkable! You don't know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes.
31 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if someone is devout and does his will, he listens to this one. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will.
32 From {time immemorial} it has not been heard that someone 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 from God, he would not be able to do anything!" 33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing."
34 They answered and said to him, "You were born completely in sin, and are you attempting to teach us?" And they threw 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 thrown him out, and finding him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" 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], sir, that I may believe in him?" 36 "Who is he, sir?" the man asked. "Tell me so that I may believe in him."
37 Jesus said to him, "You have both seen him, and he is the one who is speaking with you." [[ 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 worshiped him. 38 Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.
39 And Jesus said,]] "For judgment I have come into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and those who 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 [Some] of the Pharisees who were with him heard these [things] and said to him, "We are not also blind, [are we]?" 40 Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, "What? Are we blind too?"
41 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now you 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.