John 9

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his birth. 2And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? 3Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 4It is expedient that I do the works of him that sent me while it is day; the night comes, when no one can work. 5As long as 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 he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay 7and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is by interpretation, Sent). Then he went and washed and came back seeing.

8The neighbours, therefore, and those who before had seen him that he was blind said, Is not this he that sat and begged? 9Some said, This is he; others said, He is like him; but he said, I am he. 10Then they said unto him, How were thine eyes opened? 11He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash; and I went and washed, and I received sight. 12Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.

13They brought to the Pharisees him that beforehand had been blind. 14And it was the sabbath day when Jesus had made the clay and had opened his eyes. 15Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon my eyes, and I washed and do see. 16Therefore some of the Pharisees said, This man is not of God because he does not keep the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such signs? And there was a division among them. 17They said unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that has opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet. 18But the Jews did not believe concerning him that he had been blind and received his sight until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. 19And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then does he now see? 20His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son and that he was born blind; 21but by what means he now sees, we know not; or who has opened his eyes, we know not; he is of age, ask him; he shall speak for himself. 22These words spoke his parents because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone did confess that he was the Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 23Therefore his parents said, He is of age, ask him. 24Then they called again the man that had been blind and said unto him, Give glory to God; we know that this man is a sinner. 25He answered and said, Whether he is a sinner or not, I do not know; one thing I know, that having been blind, now I see. 26Then said they to him again, What did he do to thee? How did he open thine eyes? 27He answered them, I have told you already, and ye have heard; what more would ye hear? Do ye also desire to be his disciples? 28Then they reviled him and said, Be thou his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 29We know that God spoke unto Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where he is from. 30The man answered and said unto them, Indeed this is a marvellous thing that ye do not know where he is from, and yet he has opened my eyes. 31Now we know that God does not hear sinners, but if anyone should fear God and do his will, him he will hear. 32Since the world began it has not been heard of that anyone opened the eyes of one that was born blind. 33If this man were not of 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.

35Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and finding him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe in the Son of God? 36He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe in him? 37And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast seen him, and it is he that talks with thee. 38And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

39And Jesus said, For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see might see and that those who see might be blinded. 40And some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these words and said unto him, Are we blind also? 41Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin; but now because ye say, We see, therefore your sin abides.