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John 9 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth. 1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.
2 His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, 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 did this man sin, nor his parents. But, that the works of God might 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 I must work the works of him who 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 When 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 this, he spat on the ground, made mud with the saliva, anointed the blind man's eyes with the mud, 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 means "Sent"). So he went away, 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 those who saw that he was blind before, said, "Isn't this he who 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 Others said, "It is he." Still others said, "He is like him." 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 They said therefore to him, "How were your eyes opened?" 10 "How then were your eyes opened?" they demanded.
11 He answered, "A man called Jesus made mud, anointed my eyes, and said to me, "Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash." So I went away 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 they asked him, "Where is he?" He said, "I don't know." 12 "Where is this man?" they asked him. "I don't know," he said.
13 They brought him who before was blind to the Pharisees. 13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind.
14 It was a 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 Again therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he received his sight. He said to them, "He put mud on my eyes, 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 therefore of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, because he doesn't keep the Sabbath." Others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" There was 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 Therefore they asked the blind man again, "What do you say about him, in that he opened your 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 The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him who 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 asked them, "Is this your son, who you say 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, "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 don't know; or who opened his eyes, we don't know. 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 His parents said these things because they feared the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if any man would confess him as Christ, he would 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 his parents said, "He is of age. Ask him." 23 That was why his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."
24 So they called the man who was blind a 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 He therefore answered, "I don't know if he is a sinner. One thing I know: that though 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 They said to him again, "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 answered them, "I told you already, and you didn't listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want 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 became abusive towards 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 as for this man, we don't know where he comes 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 them, "How amazing! You don't know where he comes from, yet 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 doesn't listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshipper of God, and does his will, he listens to him. 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 it has never been heard of that anyone opened the eyes of a man 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 him, "You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us?" 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 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, "Who is he, Lord, 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 it is he who speaks with you." 37 Jesus said, "You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you."
38 He said, "Lord, I believe!" and he worshiped him. 38 Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.
39 Jesus said, "I came into this world for judgment, that those who don't see may see; and that 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 Those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and said to him, "Are we also blind?" 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 have no sin; but now you say, 'We see.' Therefore 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.