John 9
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Jesus Heals the Man Born Blind

1And passing along, He saw a man blind from his birth. 2And His disciples asked Him, saying, Master, who sinned, this one, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3Jesus responded, Neither did he nor his parents sin; but that the works of God may be made manifest in him. 4It behooveth us to work the works of Him that sent us, while it is day: the night comes, when no one is able to work. 5While I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 6Saying these words, He spat on the ground, and made mortar out of the spittle, and besmeared the mortar on his eyes, 7and He said to him; Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is interpreted, Sent). Then he went away, and washed, and came seeing. 8Then the neighbors, and those seeing him previously, because he was a beggar, continued to say, Is not this the one sitting and begging? 9Some said, That he is: others said, No, but he is like him: he said, I am he. 10Then they said to him, How then were your eyes opened? 11He responded, a man called Jesus made mortar and besmeared my eyes, and said, Go to Siloam, and wash. Then having gone away and washed, I looked up. 12They said to him, Where is He? He says, I know not.

The Pharisees Investigate the Healing

13They lead him to the Pharisees, him formerly blind. 14And it was the Sabbath on the day on which Jesus made mortar, and opened his eyes. 15Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he looked up. And he said to them, He placed the mortar on my eyes, and I washed, and see. 16Then certain ones of the Pharisees said, This man is not with God, because He does not keep the Sabbath. Others said, How is a wicked man able to do such miracles? And there was a division among them. 17Then they again say to the blind man, What do you say concerning Him, because He opened your eyes? And he said that, He is a prophet.

18Then the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he was blind, and looked up, until they called the parents of him that looked up, 19and asked them, saying, Is this your son, who you say was born blind? how then does he now see? 20Then his parents responded and said; We know that he is our son, and that he was born blind: 21but how he now sees, we know not; nor who opened his eyes, we know not: ask him; he has majority; he will speak for himself. 22And his parents said these things, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had already stipulated, that if any one should confess Him to be Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 23Therefore his parents said that, He has majority, ask him.

24Then they asked the man the second time who was blind, and said to him, Give God the glory: we know that this man is a sinner. 25Then he responded, If He is a sinner, I know not: one thing I do know, that being blind I now see. 26Then they said to him, What did He to you? how did He open your eyes? 27He responded to them, I told you already, and you did not hearken: why do you wish to hear again? whether do you wish to become His disciples? 28They railed on him, and said, You are His disciple; but we are the disciples of Moses: 29we know that God spoke to Moses: but we do not know this One, whence He is. 30The man responded and said to them; For in this it is wonderful, that you do not know whence He is, He truly opened my eyes. 31We know that God hears not sinners: but if any one may be a worshiper of God, and do His will, He hears him. 32It was never heard of from the beginning that any one opened the eyes of a man who was born blind: 33if He were not with God, He would not be able to do anything. 34They responded and said to him, Thou art altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

Spiritual Blindness

35Jesus heard that they cast him out; and having found him, said, Do you believe on the Son of man? 36He responded and said, Who is He, Lord, that I may believe on, Him? 37Jesus said to him, Indeed you have seen Him, and the One speaking with you is He. 38And He said, 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 be made blind. 40And those of the Pharisees being with Him heard, and said to Him, Whether are we also blind? 41Jesus said to them, If you were blind you would not have sin: but now you say that, We see: your sin remaineth.

The Godbey New Testament (1902)

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