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1 And as [Jesus] passed by, he saw a man who was blind from [his] birth. 1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.
2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who sinned, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 2 His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest 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 sent me, while it is day: the night cometh when no man 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 When he had thus spoken, he spit on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, 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 said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, 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 neighbors therefore, and they who before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? 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, This is he: others [said], He is like him: [but] he said, 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 Therefore they said to him, How were thy eyes opened? 10 "How then were your eyes opened?" they demanded.
11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus, made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and 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 Then said they to him, Where is he? He said, I know not. 12 "Where is this man?" they asked him. "I don't know," he said.
13 They brought to the Pharisees him that before was blind. 13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind.
14 And it was the sabbath when Jesus made the clay, 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 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said to them, He put clay upon my eyes, and I washed, and do 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 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not from God, because he keepeth not the sabbath. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? 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 to the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thy eyes? 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 But the Jews did not believe concerning him that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his 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 your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth 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 by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: 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 These [words] his parents spoke, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man confessed that he was Christ, he should be put out of 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 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him. 23 That was why his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."
24 Then again they called the man that was blind, and said to him, Give God the praise: 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 He answered and said, Whether he is a sinner, I know not: one thing I know, that whereas 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 Then they said to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thy eyes? 26 Then they asked him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"
27 He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: Why would ye hear [it] again? will ye also be 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 Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are the 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: [as for] 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, Why, herein is a marvelous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and [yet] he hath 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 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man is a worshiper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will.
32 Since the world began hath it not been heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was 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 could do nothing. 33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing."
34 They answered and said to him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach 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 when he had found him, he said to him, 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, 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 it is he that talketh with thee. 37 Jesus said, "You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you."
38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshiped him. 38 Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.
39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they who see not, may see; and that they who see, may be made 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 words, and 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 have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth. 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.