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John 9

BBE 1 And when he went on his way, he saw a man blind from birth. NIV 1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. BBE 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? NIV 2 His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" BBE 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. NIV 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. BBE 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. NIV 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. BBE 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. NIV 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world." BBE 6 Having said these words, he put earth, mixed with water from his mouth, on the man's eyes, NIV 6 Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes. BBE 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. NIV 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. BBE 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? NIV 8 His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, "Isn't this the same man who used to sit and beg?" BBE 9 Some said, It is he: others said, No, but he is like him. He said, I am he. NIV 9 Some claimed that he was. Others said, "No, he only looks like him." But he himself insisted, "I am the man." BBE 10 So they said to him, How then were your eyes made open? NIV 10 "How then were your eyes opened?" they demanded. BBE 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. NIV 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." BBE 12 And they said to him, Where is he? His answer was: I have no knowledge. NIV 12 "Where is this man?" they asked him. "I don't know," he said. BBE 13 They took him before the Pharisees--this man who had been blind. NIV 13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind. BBE 14 Now the day on which the earth was mixed by Jesus and the man's eyes were made open was the Sabbath. NIV 14 Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man's eyes was a Sabbath. BBE 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. NIV 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." BBE 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. NIV 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. BBE 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. NIV 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." BBE 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, NIV 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. BBE 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? NIV 19 "Is this your son?" they asked. "Is this the one you say was born blind? How is it that now he can see?" BBE 20 In answer his father and mother said, We are certain that this is our son and that he was blind at birth: NIV 20 "We know he is our son," the parents answered, "and we know he was born blind. BBE 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. NIV 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." BBE 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. NIV 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. BBE 23 That was the reason why they said, He is old enough; put the question to him. NIV 23 That was why his parents said, "He is of age; ask him." BBE 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. NIV 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." BBE 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. NIV 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!" BBE 26 Then they said to him, What did he do to you? how did he give you the use of your eyes? NIV 26 Then they asked him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?" BBE 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? NIV 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?" BBE 28 And they were angry with him and said, You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. NIV 28 Then they hurled insults at him and said, "You are this fellow's disciple! We are disciples of Moses! BBE 29 We are certain that God gave his word to Moses: but as for this man, we have no knowledge where he comes from. NIV 29 We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don't even know where he comes from." BBE 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. NIV 30 The man answered, "Now that is remarkable! You don't know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes. BBE 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. NIV 31 We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will. BBE 32 In all the years nobody has ever before seen the eyes of a man blind from birth made open. NIV 32 Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. BBE 33 If this man did not come from God he would be unable to do anything. NIV 33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing." BBE 34 Their answer was: You came to birth through sin; do you make yourself our teacher? And they put him out of the Synagogue. NIV 34 To this they replied, "You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!" And they threw him out. BBE 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? NIV 35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" BBE 36 He said in answer, And who is he, Lord? Say, so that I may have faith in him. NIV 36 "Who is he, sir?" the man asked. "Tell me so that I may believe in him." BBE 37 Jesus said to him, You have seen him; it is he who is talking to you. NIV 37 Jesus said, "You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you." BBE 38 And he said, Lord, I have faith. And he gave him worship. NIV 38 Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him. BBE 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. NIV 39 Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind." BBE 40 These words came to the ears of the Pharisees who were with him and they said to him, Are we, then, blind? NIV 40 Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, "What? Are we blind too?" BBE 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. NIV 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.