John 9
The Scriptures (ISR 1998)

1And passing by, He saw a man, blind from birth.

2And His taught ones asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?”

3יהושע answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of Elohim might be made manifest in him.

4“It is necessary for Me to work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day – night is coming, when no one is able to work.

5“While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

6Having said this, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and applied the clay to the eyes of the blind man.

7And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Shiloaḥ” (which means Sent). So he went and washed, and came seeing.

8Therefore the neighbours and those who saw him before, that he was blind, said, “Is not this he who was sitting and begging?”

9Others said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.” He said, “I am.”

10So they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”

11He answered and said, “A Man called יהושע made clay and applied it to my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Shiloaḥ and wash.’ And I went and washed, and I received sight.”

12And they said to him, “Where is He?” He said, “I do not know.”

13They brought to the Pharisees the one who was once blind.

14Now it was a Sabbath when יהושע made the clay and opened his eyes.

15Therefore the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”

16Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from Elohim, because He does not guard the Sabbath.” Others said, “How is a man who is a sinner able to do such miracles?” And there was a division among them.

17So they said to the blind one again, “What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?” And he said, “He is a prophet.”

18However, the Yehuḏim did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, till they called the parents of him who had received his sight.

19And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you 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 how he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age, ask him, he shall speak concerning himself.”

22His parents said this because they were afraid of the Yehuḏim, for the Yehuḏim had already agreed that if anyone confessed that He was Messiah, he should be put out of the congregation.

23Because of this his parents said, “He is of age, ask him.”

24So for the second time they called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give esteem to Elohim, we know that this Man is a sinner.”

25Then he answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner, I do not know. I only know that I was blind, now I see.”

26And they asked him once more, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?”

27He answered them, “I have told you already, and you did not hear. Why do you wish to hear it again? Do you wish to become His taught ones too?”

28Then they abused him and said, “You are His taught one, but we are taught ones of Mosheh.

29“We know that Elohim has spoken to Mosheh, but this One, we do not know where He is from.”

30The man answered and said to them, “Why, this is a wonder! You do not know where He is from, yet He opened my eyes!

31“And we know that Elohim does not hear sinners. But if anyone fears Elohim and does His desire, He hears him.

32“From of old it has never been heard that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.

33“If this One were not from Elohim, He could have done none at all.”

34They answered and said to him, “You were completely born in sins – and are you teaching us?” And they cast him out.

35יהושע heard that they had cast him out, and when He had found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of Elohim?”

36He answered and said, “Who is He, Master, that I might believe in Him?”

37And יהושע said to him, “You have both seen Him and He who speaks with you is He.”

38And he said, “Master, I believe,” and bowed before Him.

39And יהושע said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those not seeing might see, and those seeing might become blind.”

40And those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, “Are we blind, too?”

41יהושע said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin, but now you say, ‘We see,’ therefore your sin remains.

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