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Jesus Heals the Man Born Blind
1And as he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth.
2And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he should be born blind?
3Jesus answered, Neither did this man sin, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
4We must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
5When I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
6When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and anointed his eyes with the clay,
7and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is by interpretation, Sent). He went away therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
8The neighbours therefore, and they which saw him aforetime, that he was a beggar, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
9Others said, It is he: others said, No, but he is like him. He said, I am he.
10They said therefore unto him, How then were thine eyes opened?
11He answered, The man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to Siloam, and wash: so I went away and washed, and I received sight.
12And they said unto him, Where is he? He saith, I know not.
The Pharisees Investigate
13They bring to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.
14Now it was the sabbath on the day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.
15Again therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he received his sight. And he said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see.
16Some therefore of the Pharisees said, This man is not from God, because he keepeth not the sabbath. But others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such signs? And there was a division among them.
17They say therefore unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, in that he opened thine eyes? And he said, He is a prophet.
18The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight,
19and asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?
20His parents answered and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:
21but how he now seeth, we know not; or who opened his eyes, we know not: ask him; he is of age; he shall speak for himself.
22These things said his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man should confess him to be Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
23Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.
24So they called a second time the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give glory to God: we know that this man is a sinner.
25He therefore answered, Whether he be a sinner, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
26They said therefore unto him, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes?
27He answered them, I told you even now, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? would ye also become his disciples?
28And they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are disciples of Moses.
29We know that God hath spoken unto Moses: but as for this man, we know not whence he is.
30The man answered and said unto them, Why, herein is the marvel, that ye know not whence he is, and yet he opened mine eyes.
31We know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and do his will, him he heareth.
32Since the world began it was never heard that any one opened the eyes of a man born blind.
33If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.
34They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.
Spiritual Sight and Blindness
35Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and finding him, he said, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?
36He answered and said, And who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him?
37Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and he it is that speaketh with thee.
38And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.
39And Jesus said, For judgment came I into this world, that they which see not may see; and that they which see may become blind.
40Those of the Pharisees which were with him heard these things, and said unto him, Are we also blind?
41Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye would have no sin: but now ye say, We see: your sin remaineth.