- ¶ AND as Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his mother’s womb.
- And his disciples asked him, saying, Teacher, who did sin, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?
- Jesus said to them, Neither did he sin nor his parents.
But that the works of God might be seen in him,
- I must do the works of him who sent me, while it is day;
the night comes when no man can work.
- As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
- When he said these words, he spat on the ground and mixed clay with his saliva, and he placed it on the eves of the blind man.
- Then he said to him, Go and wash in the baptismal pool of Shiloha.
He went and washed, and he came seeing.
- ¶ His neighbors and those who had seen him before begging, said, Is not this he who used to sit down and beg?
- Some said, It is he;
and some said, No, but he resembles him;
but he said, I am he.
- Then they said to him, How were your eyes opened?
- He answered, saying to them, A man whose name is Jesus made clay and placed it on my eyes, and he said to me, Go and wash in the water of Shiloha;
and I went and washed, and I see.
- They said to him, Where is he?
He said to them, I do not know.
- ¶ So they brought to the Pharisees him who had been blind from his birth.
- Now it was the sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
- Again the Pharisees asked him, How did you receive your sight?
He said to them, He placed clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.
- Then some of the Pharisees said.
This man is not from God, because he does not observe the sabbath;
others said, How can a man who is a sinner do these miracles?
And there was a division among them.
- They said to the blind man again.
What do you say concerning him who opened your eyes?
He said to them, I say he is a prophet.
- But the Jews 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.
- And they asked them, Is this your son, who you say was born blind?
How then does he now see?
- His parents answered, saying, We know that he is our son and that he was born blind.
- But how he sees now or who opened his eyes we do not know;
he is of age, ask him, he will speak for himself.
- His parents said these things because they were afraid of the Jews;
for the Jews had decided already that if any man should confess that he is the Christ, they would put him out of the synagogue.
- For this reason his parents said, He is of age, ask him.
- So they called a second time the man who had been blind, and said to him, Give praise to God, for we know that this man is a sinner.
- He answered, saying to them, If he is a sinner I do not know;
but I do know one thing, that I was blind and now behold, I see.
- They said to him again, What did he do to you?
How did he open your eyes?
- He said to them, I have already told you, and you did not listen;
why do you want to hear it again?
do you also want to become his disciples?
- Then they cursed him and said to him, You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
- And we know that God spoke with Moses;
but as for this man, we do not know whence he is.
- The man answered, saying to them, This is surprising, that you do not know whence he is, and yet he opened my eyes.
- We know that God does not hear the voice of sinners;
but he hears the one who reveres him and does his will.
- From ages it has never been heard that a man opened the eyes of one who was born blind.
- If this man were not from God, he could not have done this.
- They answered, saying to him, You were wholly born in sins, and yet do you teach us?
And they cast him out.
- ¶ And Jesus heard that they had cast him out;
and he found him and said to him, Do you believe in the Son of God?
- He who was healed answered, saying, Who is he, my Lord, so that I may believe in him?
- Jesus said to him, You have seen him, and he is the one who is speaking with you.
- He said, I do believe, my Lord;
and he fell down and worshipped him.
- ¶ Then Jesus said to him, I have come for the judgment of this world, so that those who cannot see may see, and those who see may become blind.
- When some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these words, they said to him, What!
are we also blind?
- Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you would have no sin;
but now you say, We see;
because of this your sin remains.