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The man that was born blind restored to sight.
9:1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.
9:2 His disciples asked him,“Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
9:3 Jesus answered,“Neither did this man sin, nor his parents; but, that the works of God might be revealed in him.
9:4 I must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work.
9:5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
9:6 When he had said this, he spat on the ground, made mud with the saliva, anointed the blind man’s eyes with the mud,
9:7 and said to him,“Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means “Sent”).So he went away, washed, and came back seeing.
He is brought to the Pharisees.
9:8 The neighbors therefore, and those who saw that he was blind before, said,“Isn’t this he who sat and begged?”
9:9 Others were saying,“It is he.”Still others were saying,“He looks like him.”He said,“I am he.”
9:10 They therefore were asking him,“How were your eyes opened?”
9:11 He answered,“A man called Jesus made mud, anointed my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash.’ So I went away and washed, and I received sight.”
9:12 Then they asked him,“Where is he?”He said,“I don’t know.”
They are offended at it, and excommunicate him;
9:13 They brought him who had been blind to the Pharisees.
9:14 It was a Sabbath when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.
9:15 Again therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he received his sight. He said to them,“He put mud on my eyes, I washed, and I see.”
9:16 Some therefore of the Pharisees said,“This man is not from God, because he doesn’t keep the Sabbath.”Others said,“How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?”There was division among them.
9:17 Therefore they asked the blind man again,“What do you say about him, because he opened your eyes?”He said,“He is a prophet.”
9:18 The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight,
9:19 and asked them,“Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?”
9:20 His parents answered them,“We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;
9:21 but how he now sees, we don’t know; or who opened his eyes, we don’t know. He is of age. Ask him. He will speak for himself.”
9:22 His parents said these things because they feared the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if any man would confess him as Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.
9:23 Therefore his parents said,“He is of age. Ask him.”
9:24 So they called the man who was blind a second time, and said to him,“Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.”
9:25 He therefore answered,“I don’t know if he is a sinner. One thing I do know: that though I was blind, now I see.”
9:26 They said to him again,“What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”
9:27 He answered them,“I told you already, and you didn’t listen. Why do you want to hear it again? You don’t also want to become his disciples, do you?”
9:28 They insulted him and said,“You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
9:29 We know that God has spoken to Moses. But as for this man, we don’t know where he comes from.”
9:30 The man answered them,“How amazing! You don’t know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes.
9:31 We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshipper of God, and does his will, he listens to him.*
9:32 Since the world began it has never been heard of that anyone opened the eyes of someone born blind.
9:33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.”
9:34 They answered him,“You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us?”They threw him out.
but he is received of Jesus, and confesses him.
9:35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and finding him, he said,“Do you believe in the Son of God?”
9:36 He answered,“Who is he, Lord, that I may believe in him?”
9:37 Jesus said to him,“You have both seen him, and it is he who speaks with you.”
9:38 He said,“Lord, I believe!”and he worshiped him.
Who they are whom Christ enlightens.
9:39 Jesus said,“I came into this world for judgment, that those who don’t see may see; and that those who see may become blind.”
9:40 Those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and said to him,“Are we also blind?”
9:41 Jesus said to them,“If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say,‘We see.’Therefore your sin remains.