John 9
Berean Literal Bible

Jesus Heals the Man Born Blind

1And passing by, He saw a man blind from birth. 2And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?”

3Jesus answered, “Neither this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was that the works of God should be displayed in him. 4It behooves us to work the works of the One having sent Me while it is day; night is coming, when no one is able to work. 5While I shall be in the world, I am the light of the world.”

6Having said these things, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes. 7And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). Therefore he went and washed, and came seeing.

8Therefore the neighbors and those having seen him before, that he was a beggar, were saying, “Is this not he who was sitting and begging?”

9Some were saying, “It is he,” but others, were saying, “No, but he is like him.”

He kept saying, “I am he.”

10Therefore they were saying to him, “How then were your eyes opened?”

11He answered, “The man called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and He said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ Therefore having gone and having washed, I received sight.”

12And they said to him, “Where is He?”

He says, “I do not know.”

The Pharisees Investigate the Healing

13They bring him who once was blind to the Pharisees. 14Now the day in which Jesus had made the clay and opened his eyes was a Sabbath. 15Therefore the Pharisees also were asking him again how he had received sight.

And he said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”

16Therefore some of the Pharisees were saying, “This man is not from God, for He does not keep the Sabbath.”

But others were saying, “How is a sinful man able to do such signs?”

And there was division among them. 17Therefore they say again to the blind man, “What do you say concerning Him, for He opened your eyes?”

And he said, “He is a prophet.”

18Therefore the Jews did not believe concerning him that he had been blind and had received sight, until they called the parents of him having received sight. 19And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, of whom you say that he was born blind? Then how presently does he see?”

20Therefore his parents answered and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind. 21But how he sees presently, we do not know; or who opened his eyes, we do not know. Ask him. He has age. He will speak concerning himself.”

22His parents said these things because they were afraid of the Jews. For the Jews already had agreed together that if anyone should confess Him Christ, he would be expelled from the synagogue. 23Because of this, his parents said, “He has age. Ask him.”

24Therefore they called out a second time the man who had been blind, and said to him, “Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner.”

25Then he answered, “Whether He is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that being blind, now I see.”

26So they said to him, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?”

27He answered them, “I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you wish to hear again? Do you wish to become His disciples also?”

28And they railed at him and said, “You are a disciple of that One, but we are disciples of Moses. 29We know that God has spoken to Moses, but we do not know from where this man is.”

30The man answered and said to them, “In this indeed is an amazing thing, that you do not know from where He is, and yet He opened my eyes. 31We know that God does not hear sinners, but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him. 32Never out of the age has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of one having been born blind. 33If this man were not from God, He could do nothing.”

34They answered and said to him, “You were born entirely in sins, and do you teach us?” And they cast him out.

Spiritual Blindness

35Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him, He said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”a

36He answered and said, “And who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?”

37Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him, and He is the One speaking with you.”

38And he was saying, “I believe, Lord.” And he worshiped Him.

39And Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those not seeing may see, and those seeing may become blind.”b

40Some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things, and they said to Him, “Are we also blind?”

41Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin. But since you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.”

a 35 BYZ and TR the Son of God
b 38-39 Some manuscripts do not include 38 And he was saying . . . 39 Then Jesus said,

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