John 9:1-7

Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.
2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
4 As long as it is day, we must do the works 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.”
6 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes.
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.

John 9:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
ESV
1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.
NLT
1 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth.
MSG
1 Walking down the street, Jesus saw a man blind from birth.
CSB
1 As He was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth.

John 9:1-7 In-Context

1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.
2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
4 As long as it is day, we must do the works 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.”
6 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes.
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 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 claimed that he was. Others said, “No, he only looks like him.” But he himself insisted, “I am the man.”
10 “How then were your eyes opened?” they asked.
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.”

Cross References 10

  • 1. S Matthew 23:7
  • 2. ver 34; Luke 13:2; Acts 28:4
  • 3. Ezekiel 18:20
  • 4. Exodus 20:5; Job 21:19
  • 5. John 11:4
  • 6. John 11:9; John 12:35
  • 7. S John 1:4; John 8:12; John 12:46
  • 8. Mark 7:33; Mark 8:23
  • 9. ver 11; 2 Kings 5:10; Luke 13:4
  • 10. Isaiah 35:5; John 11:37
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