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1 And when he went on his way, he saw a man blind from birth. 1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.
2 And his disciples put a question to him, saying, Master, was it because of this man's sin, or the sin of his father and mother, that he has been blind from birth? 2 His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
3 Jesus said in answer, It was not because of his sin, or because of his father's or mother's; it was so that the works of God might be seen openly 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 While it is day we have to do the works of him who sent me: the night comes when no work may be done. 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 words, he put earth, mixed with water from his mouth, on the 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 And said to him, Go and make yourself clean in the bath of Siloam (the sense of the name is, Sent). So he went away and, after washing, came back able to see. 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 neighbours and others who had seen him before in the street, with his hand out for money, said, Is not this the man who got money from people? 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, 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 said to him, How then were your eyes made open? 10 "How then were your eyes opened?" they demanded.
11 His answer was: The man who is named Jesus put earth mixed with water on my eyes, and said to me, Go and make yourself clean in Siloam: so I went away and, after washing, am now able to 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 And they said to him, Where is he? His answer was: I have no knowledge. 12 "Where is this man?" they asked him. "I don't know," he said.
13 They took him before the Pharisees--this man who had been blind. 13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind.
14 Now the day on which the earth was mixed by Jesus and the man's eyes were made open 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 put more questions to him about how his eyes had been made open. And he said to them, He put earth on my eyes, and I had a wash and am able to 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 Then some of the Pharisees said, That man has not come from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath. Others said, How is it possible for a sinner to do such signs? So 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 Again they said to the blind man, What have you to say about him for opening 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 Now the Jews had no belief in the statement that he had been blind and was now able to see, till they sent for the father and mother of the man whose eyes had been made open, 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 put the question to them, saying, Is this your son, of whom you say that he was blind at birth? how is it then that he is now able to 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 In answer his father and mother said, We are certain that this is our son and that he was blind at birth: 20 "We know he is our son," the parents answered, "and we know he was born blind.
21 But how it is he is now able to see, or who made his eyes open, we are not able to say: put the question to him; he is old enough to give an answer 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 They said this because of their fear of the Jews: for the Jews had come to an agreement that if any man said that Jesus was the 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 That was the reason why they said, He is old enough; put the question to him. 23 That was why his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."
24 So they sent a second time for the man who had been blind and they said to him, Give glory to God: it is clear to us 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 said in answer, I have no knowledge if he is a sinner or not, but one thing I am certain about; I was blind, and 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, What did he do to you? how did he give you the use of your eyes? 26 Then they asked him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"
27 His answer was: I have said it before, but your ears were shut: why would you have me say it again? is it your desire 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 And they were angry with 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 are certain that God gave his word to Moses: but as for this man, we have no knowledge 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 said in answer, Why, here is a strange thing! You have no knowledge where he comes from though he gave me the use of 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 have knowledge that God does not give ear to sinners, but if any man is a worshipper of God and does his pleasure, to him God's ears are open. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will.
32 In all the years nobody has ever before seen the eyes of a man blind from birth made open. 32 Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind.
33 If this man did not come from God he would be unable to do anything. 33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing."
34 Their answer was: You came to birth through sin; do you make yourself our teacher? And they put 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 It came to the ears of Jesus that they had put him out, and meeting him he said, Have you faith 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 said in answer, And who is he, Lord? Say, so that I may have faith 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 seen him; it is he who is talking to you. 37 Jesus said, "You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you."
38 And he said, Lord, I have faith. And he gave him worship. 38 Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.
39 And Jesus said, I came into this world to be a judge, 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 These words came to the ears of the Pharisees who were with him and they said to him, Are we, then, 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 that you say, We see; your sin is there still. 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.