John 9

Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.
2 And his disciples asked him, 1"Rabbi, 2who sinned, 3this man or 4his parents, that he was born blind?"
3 Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but 5that the works of God might be displayed in him.
4 We must 6work the works of him who sent me 7while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.
5 As long as I am in the world, 8I am the light of the world."
6 Having said these things, 9he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva. 10Then he anointed the man's eyes with the mud
7 and said to him, "Go, wash in 11the pool of Siloam" (which means Sent). So he went and washed and 12came back seeing.
8 The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar were saying, 13"Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?"
9 Some said, "It is he." Others said, "No, but he is like him." He kept saying, "I am the man."
10 So they said to him, "Then how were your eyes opened?"
11 He answered, 14"The man called Jesus made mud and anointed my eyes and said to me, 'Go to Siloam and wash.' So I went and washed and received my sight."
12 They said to him, "Where is he?" He said, "I do not know."
13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind.
14 15Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.
15 16So the Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, "He put mud on my eyes, and I washed, and I see."
16 Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not 17from God, 18for he does not keep the Sabbath." But others said, 19"How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?" And 20there was a division among them.
17 So they said again to the blind man, "What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?" He said, 21"He is a prophet."
18 22The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight
19 and asked them, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?"
20 His parents answered, "We know that this is our son and that he was born blind.
21 But how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself."
22 (His parents said these things 23because they feared the Jews, for 24the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should 25confess Jesusa to be Christ, 26he was to be put out of the synagogue.)
23 Therefore his parents said, 27"He is of age; ask him."
24 So for the second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, 28"Give glory to God. We know that 29this man is a sinner."
25 He answered, "Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I 30was blind, now I see."
26 They said to him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"
27 He answered them, 31"I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?"
28 And they reviled him, saying, "You are his disciple, but 32we are disciples of Moses.
29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, 33we do not know where he comes from."
30 The man answered, "Why, this is 34an amazing thing! 35You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes.
31 We know that 36God does not listen to sinners, but 37if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.
32 Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind.
33 38If this man were not from God, he could do nothing."
34 They answered him, 39"You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?" And they 40cast him out.
35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, "Do you believe in 41the Son of Man?"b
36 He answered, 42"And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?"
37 Jesus said to him, "You have seen him, and 43it is he who is speaking to you."
38 He said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.
39 Jesus said, 44"For judgment I came into this world, 45that those who do not see may see, and 46those who see may become blind."
40 Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him, 47"Are we also blind?"
41 Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, 48you would have no guilt;c but now that you say, 'We see,' your guilt remains.