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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 spat on the ground and made clay with 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 unto him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which interpreted means, "Sent"). He went his way therefore 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 The neighbors therefore, and those who before had seen 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 unto him, "How were thine eyes opened?" 10 "How then were your eyes opened?" they demanded.
11 He answered and said, "A man who is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto 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 they said unto 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 beforehand was blind. 13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind.
14 And it was the Sabbath 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 again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, "He put clay upon mine 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 some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the Sabbath day." Others said, "How can a man who 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 said unto the blind man again, "What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine 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 shall 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 spoke his parents, 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 they again called the man who was blind and said unto 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 be a sinner or not, 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 said they to him again, "What did he do to thee? How opened he thine 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 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 unto Moses. As for this fellow, we know not from 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 unto them, "Why, herein is a marvelous thing: that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine 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 be 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 it was not heard that any man opened the eyes of one who 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 unto 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 unto him, "Dost thou 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 and said, "Who is he, Lord, that I might believe in him?" 36 "Who is he, sir?" the man asked. "Tell me so that I may believe in him."
37 And Jesus said unto 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 that see not might see, and that they that see might 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 unto 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 unto them, "If ye were blind, ye should 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.