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1 As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. 1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.
2 And His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind ?" 2 His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
3 Jesus answered, "It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents ; but it was so that the works of God 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 "We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day ; 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 When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his 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, wash in the pool of Siloam " (which is translated, Sent ). So he went away 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 Therefore the neighbors, and those who previously saw him as a beggar, were saying, "Is not this the one 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 Others were saying, "This is he," still others were saying, "No, but he is like him." He kept saying, "I am the one." 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 were saying to him, "How then were your eyes opened ?" 10 "How then were your eyes opened?" they demanded.
11 He answered, "The man who is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, 'Go to 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 They said to him, "Where is He?" He said, "I do not know." 12 "Where is this man?" they asked him. "I don't know," he said.
13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who was formerly blind. 13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind.
14 Now it was a Sabbath on the day 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 the Pharisees also were asking him again how he received his sight. And he said to them, "He applied clay to my eyes, and 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 Therefore some of the Pharisees were saying, "This man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath." But others were saying, "How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs ?" 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 So they said to the blind man again, "What do you say about Him, since He opened 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 The Jews then did not believe it of him, that he had been blind and had received sight, until they called the parents of the very one 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 questioned them, saying, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind ? Then how 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 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 how he now sees, we do not know ; or who opened his eyes, we do not know. Ask him; he is of age, 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 this because they were afraid of the Jews ; for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed Him to be Christ, he was to 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 For this reason his parents said, "He is of age ; ask him." 23 That was why his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."
24 So a second time they called the man who had been blind, 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 then answered, "Whether He is a sinner, I do not know ; one thing I do 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 So they said to him, "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 did not listen ; why do you want to hear it again ? You do not want to become His disciples too, do you?" 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 reviled 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 do not know where He 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 and said to them, "Well, here is an amazing thing, that you do not know where He is from, and 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 does not hear sinners ; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him. 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will.
32 "Since the beginning of time it has never been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person 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 born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?" So they put 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 put him out, and finding him, He 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 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 He is the one who is talking with you." 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 came into this world, so that those who do not 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, "We are not blind too, 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 would have no sin ; but since 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.