Jesus Gives Sight to a Man Born Blind
Interwoven Gospels

And Jesus, as He passed along, saw a man blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?" Jesus answered, "Neither this man sinned, nor his parents; but that the works of God might be manifested in him. We must work the works of Him Who sent Me, while it is day: night is coming, when no man can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

Having said these things, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and anointed the eyes of the blind with clay, and said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam," which is interpreted, sent. He went therefore, and washed, and came seeing. The neighbors, therefore, and those who saw him when he was a beggar, said, "Is not this he that was sitting and begging?" Some said, "This is he;" others said, "No, but he is like him." He said, "I am he." They said therefore to him, "How were thy eyes opened?" He answered, "The man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes, and said to me, 'Go to Siloam and wash." I went therefore, and washed, and I received sight." And they said to him, "Where is He?" He saith, "I do not know."

They bring him, who was formerly blind, to the Pharisees. Now it was a Sabbath, in which day Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. Again, therefore, the Pharisees also asked him how he received his sight. And he said to them, "He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see." Thereupon some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, because He keepeth not the Sabbath." Others said, "How can a man, if a sinner, do such miracles?" And there was a division among them. So they say to the man again, "What sayest thou about Him, since He opened thy eyes?" Then he said, "He is a Prophet." The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and had received sight, until they called the parents of him that had received sight, and asked them, saying, "Is this your son, who, ye say, was born blind? How then doth he now see?"

His parents answered and said, "We know that this is our son and that he was born blind: but how he now seeth we do not know; or who opened his eyes, we do not know. Ask him; he is of age; he shall speak for himself." These things said his parents, because they feared the religious leaders: for the religious leaders had already agreed together, that if any one should confess Him to be Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. For this reason his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."

So they called a second time the man that was blind, and said to him, "Give glory to God: we know that this Man is a sinner." Then he answered, "Whether He is a sinner, I do not know: one thing I do know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see." So they \ said to him again, "What did He to thee? How opened He thine eyes?" He answered them, "I told you already, and ye did not listen; why would ye hear it again? Would ye also become His disciples?" And they reviled him, and said, "Thou art His disciple; but we are disciples of Moses. We know that God hath spoken to Moses; but this fellow, we know not whence He is."

The man answered and said to them, "Why, herein is the wonder, that ye know not whence He is, yet He opened my eyes! We know that God heareth not sinners; but if any one be a worshipper of God and do His will, him He heareth. From the beginning of time, it hath never been heard that any one opened the eyes of one born blind. If this man were not from God, He could do nothing." They answered and said to him, "Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us?" And they drove him out.

Jesus heard that they had driven him out; and finding him, He said, "Dost thou believe on the Son of God?" He answered and said, "Who is He, Lord, that I may believe on Him?" Jesus said to him, "Thou hast indeed seen Him, and He it is that is speaking with thee." Then he said, "Lord, I believe." And he worshipped Him. And Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world; that they who see not, may see; and they who see, may become blind." Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things, and said to Him, "Are we also blind?" Jesus said to them, "If ye were blind, ye would have no sin: but now ye say, 'We see:' your sin abideth."

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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