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John 9 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 As Jesus walked along, he saw a man who was blind from birth. 1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.
2 Jesus' disciples asked, "Rabbi, who sinned so that he was born blind, this man or his parents?" 2 His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
3 Jesus answered, "Neither he nor his parents. This happened so that God's mighty works might be displayed 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's daytime, we must do the works of him who sent me. 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 After he said this, he spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and smeared the mud 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 Jesus said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (this word means sent). So the man went away and washed. When he returned, he could 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 The man's neighbors and those who used to see him when he was a beggar said, "Isn't this the man 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 Some said, "It is," and others said, "No, it's someone who looks like him." But the man said, "Yes, it's me!" 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 asked him, "How are you now able to see?" 10 "How then were your eyes opened?" they demanded.
11 He answered, "The man they call Jesus made mud, smeared it on my eyes, and said, ‘Go to the Pool of Siloam and wash.' So I went and washed, and then I could 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 They asked, "Where is this man?" He replied, "I don't know." 12 "Where is this man?" they asked him. "I don't know," he said.
13 Then they led the man who had been born blind to the Pharisees. 13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind.
14 Now Jesus made the mud and smeared it on the man's eyes on a Sabbath day. 14 Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man's eyes was a Sabbath.
15 So Pharisees also asked him how he was able to see. The man told them, "He put mud on my eyes, I washed, and now 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 Pharisees said, "This man isn't from God, because he breaks the Sabbath law." Others said, "How can a sinner do miraculous signs like these?" So they were divided. 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 Some of the Pharisees questioned the man who had been born blind again: "What do you have to say about him, since he healed your eyes?" He replied, "He's 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 didn't believe the man had been blind and received his sight until they called for 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 The Jewish leaders asked them, "Is this your son? Are you saying he was born blind? How can 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, "We know he is our son. We know 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 now sees, and we don't know who healed his eyes. Ask him. He's old enough to 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 this because they feared the Jewish authorities. This is because the Jewish authorities had already decided that whoever confessed Jesus to be the Christ 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 his parents said, "He's old enough. Ask him." 23 That was why his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."
24 Therefore, they called a second time for the man who had been born blind and said to him, "Give glory to God. We know 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 The man answered, "I don't know whether he's a sinner. Here's what I do know: 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 They questioned him: "What did he do to you? How did he heal your eyes?" 26 Then they asked him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"
27 He replied, "I already told you, and you didn't 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 They insulted him: "You are his disciple, but we are Moses' disciples. 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, but we don't 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, "This is incredible! You don't know where he is from, yet he healed 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. God listens to anyone who is devout and does God's will. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will.
32 No one has ever heard of a healing of the eyes of someone born blind. 32 Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind.
33 If this man wasn't from God, he couldn't do this." 33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing."
34 They responded, "You were born completely in sin! How is it that you dare to teach us?" Then they expelled him. 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 they had expelled the man born blind. Finding him, Jesus said, "Do you believe in the Human One?" 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, sir? I want to believe in him." 36 "Who is he, sir?" the man asked. "Tell me so that I may believe in him."
37 Jesus said, "You have seen him. In fact, he is the one speaking with you." 37 Jesus said, "You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you."
38 The man said, "Lord, I believe." And he worshipped Jesus. 38 Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.
39 Jesus said, "I have come into the world to exercise judgment so that those who don't see can see and those who see will 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 Pharisees who were with him heard what he said and asked, "Surely we aren't 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 wouldn't have any sin, but now that 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.