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John 9 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. 1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.
2 "Teacher," his disciples asked him, "why was this man born blind? Was it a result of his own sins or those of his parents?" 2 His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
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. 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 All 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. 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 But while I am still here 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 Then he spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and smoothed the mud over the blind man's 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 He told him, "Go and wash in the pool of Siloam" (Siloam means Sent). So the man 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 His neighbors and others who knew him as a blind beggar asked each other, "Is this the same man -- that beggar?" 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 he was, and others said, "No, but he surely looks like him!" And the beggar kept saying, "I am the same man!" 9 Some claimed that he was. Others said, "No, he only looks like him." But he himself insisted, "I am the man."
10 They asked, "Who healed you? What happened?" 10 "How then were your eyes opened?" they demanded.
11 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!" 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 "Where is he now?" they asked."I don't know," he replied. 12 "Where is this man?" they asked him. "I don't know," he said.
13 Then they took the man to the Pharisees. 13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind.
14 Now as it happened, Jesus had healed the man on a Sabbath. 14 Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man's eyes was a Sabbath.
15 The Pharisees asked the man all about it. So he told them, "He smoothed the mud over my eyes, and when it was washed away, I could 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 said, "This man Jesus is not from God, for he is working on the Sabbath." Others said, "But how could an ordinary sinner do such miraculous signs?" So there was a deep division of opinion 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 Then the Pharisees once again questioned the man who had been blind and demanded, "This man who opened your eyes -- who do you say he is?" The man replied, "I think he must be 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 Jewish leaders wouldn't believe he had been blind, so they called in his parents. 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 They asked them, "Is this your son? Was he born blind? If so, how can he 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 replied, "We know 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 we don't know how he can see or who healed him. He is old enough to speak for himself. Ask him." 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 They said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, who had announced that anyone saying Jesus was the Messiah 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 That's why they said, "He is old enough to speak for himself. Ask him." 23 That was why his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."
24 So for the second time they called in the man who had been blind and told him, "Give glory to God by telling the truth, because we know Jesus 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 "I don't know whether he is a sinner," the man replied. "But I know this: I was blind, and now I can 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 "But what did he do?" they asked. "How did he heal you?" 26 Then they asked him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"
27 "Look!" the man exclaimed. "I told you once. Didn't you listen? Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples, too?" 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 Then they cursed 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 God spoke to Moses, but as for this man, we don't know anything about him." 29 We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don't even know where he comes from."
30 "Why, that's very strange!" the man replied. "He healed my eyes, and yet you don't know anything about him! 30 The man answered, "Now that is remarkable! You don't know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes.
31 Well, God doesn't listen to sinners, but he is ready to hear those who worship him and do his will. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will.
32 Never since the world began has anyone been able to open the eyes of someone 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 couldn't do it." 33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing."
34 "You were born in sin!" they answered. "Are you trying to teach us?" And they threw him out of the synagogue. 34 To this they replied, "You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!" And they threw him out.
35 When Jesus heard what had happened, he found the man and 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 The man answered, "Who is he, sir, because I would like to." 36 "Who is he, sir?" the man asked. "Tell me so that I may believe in him."
37 "You have seen him," Jesus said, "and he is speaking to you!" 37 Jesus said, "You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you."
38 "Yes, Lord," the man said, "I believe!" And he worshiped Jesus. 38 Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.
39 Then Jesus told him, "I have come to judge the world. I have come to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are 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 The Pharisees who were standing there heard him and asked, "Are you saying we are blind?" 40 Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, "What? Are we blind too?"
41 "If you were blind, you wouldn't be guilty," Jesus replied. "But you remain guilty because you claim you can see. 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.