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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And as he passed, he saw a man blind from his mother's womb.
And his disciples asked him and they were saying, “Our Master, who is it that has sinned, this one or his parents, that he would be born blind?”
Yeshua said to them, “He had not sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God may appear in him.”
“It is fitting that I do the works of him who has sent me while it is day; the night is coming in which a man cannot work.”
“As long as I am in the world, I am The Light of the world.”
And when he had said these things, he spat on the ground and formed clay from his spittle and he smeared it on the eyes of him who was blind.
And he said to him, “Go wash in the baptismal pool of Shilokha”, and he went on, he washed, and as he was coming, he saw.
But his neighbors and those who had seen him begging before were saying: “Was this not he who sat and begged?”
Some were saying, “This is he”, and some were saying, “No, but he is someone like him”, but he said, “I am he.”
They were saying to him, “How were your eyes opened?”
He answered and said to them, “A man by the name'Yeshua' made clay and anointed me on my eyes and said to me, 'Go wash in the water of Shilokha', and I went, I washed and I saw.”
They were saying to him, “Where is he?” He said to them, “ I do not know.”
13And they brought him, who before had been blind, to the Pharisees.
14But it was the Sabbath when Yeshua made clay and opened his eyes for him.
15And the Pharisees asked him again, “How did sight come to you?” He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes and I washed and sight came to me.”
16And some of the Pharisees were saying, “This man is not from God because he does not keep the Sabbath”; but others were saying, “How is it possible for a man who is a sinner to do these miracles?” And there was a division among them.
17Again they were saying to him who had been blind, “What do you say about him who opened your eyes for you?” He said to them, “I say he is a Prophet.”
18But the Judeans did not believe concerning him that he had been blind and was seeing, until they called the parents of the man who was seeing.
19And they asked them: “Is this your son, the same whom you were saying that was born blind? How does he now see?”
20But his parents answered and said, “We know that this is our son and that he was born blind;”
21“But how he sees now or who he is that opened his eyes for him we do not know. He has come of age, ask him, for he shall speak for himself.”
22His parents said these things because they were afraid of the Judeans, for the Judeans had decided that if a man would confess him to be The Messiah, they would cast him out of the synagogue.
23Therefore his parents said, “He has come of age; ask him.”
24And they called the man a second time who had been blind and they were saying to him, “Glorify God, for we know that this man is a sinner.”
25He answered and said to them, “If he is a sinner, I do not know, but one thing I do know: I was blind and behold, now I see.”
26They were saying to him again, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes for you?”
27He said to them, “I told you and you were not listening. Why do you want to hear again? Do you also want to become his disciples?”
28But they were insulting him and were saying to him, “You are his disciple; we are the disciples of Moses.”
29“And we know that God spoke with Moses, but we do not know from where this man is.”
30That man answered and said, “This is therefore to be marveled at, that you do not know from where he is and he opened my eyes.”
31“But we know that God does not listen to the voice of a sinner, but listens to whoever worships him and does his will.”
32“It has never been heard that a man has opened the eyes of one who was born blind.”
33“If this one were not from God, he would not have been able to do this.”
34They answered and were saying to him, “You were born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?” And they cast him out.
35And Yeshua heard that they had cast him out, and he found him and said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of God?”
36He who had been healed answered and said, “Who is He, my lord, that I may trust in him?”
37Yeshua said to him, “You have seen him, and he is The One who is speaking with you.”
38But he said, “I believe, my Lord”, and falling down, he worshiped him.
39And Yeshua said, “For the judgment of this world I have come, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.”
40And those of the Pharisees who had been with him heard these things and they said to him, “Are we also blind?”
41Yeshua said to them, “If you were blind, you would not have sin, but now you say, 'We see.' Because of this, your sin stands.”