Born Blind

John 9:1-41 

As Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his birth. 

Disciples: Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 

Jesus: Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of him that 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 had spoken these words, Jesus spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.

Jesus (to the blind man): Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) 

The blind man went his way, and washed, and came seeing. 

Neighbors and they who had seen him before and knew that he was blind: Isn’t this he who sat and begged? 

Some: This is he.

Others: He is like him.

The man who had been blind: I am he. 

The people: How were your eyes opened? 

The man who had been blind: A man who is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight. 

The people: Where is he? 

The man who had been blind: I know not. 

The people brought the man who had been blind to the Pharisees. 

And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. 

Pharisees: How did you receive your sight. 

The man who was healed: He put clay upon my eyes, and I washed, and do see. 

Some of the Pharisees: This man is not of God, because he does not keep the sabbath day. 

Others of the Pharisees: How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? 

And there was a division among them. 

Pharisees: What do you say of him who has opened your eyes? 

The man who was healed: He is a prophet. 

But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. 

Jews (to parents): Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see? 

Parents: We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: But by what means he now sees, we do not know; or who has opened his eyes, we do not know: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. 

His parents spoke these words spake, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man confessed that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him. 

Then again called they the man that was blind. 

Pharisees: Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. 

The man who was healed: Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. 

Pharisees: What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes? 

The man who we healed: I have told you already, and you did not hear; why would you hear it again? Will you also be his disciples? 

They reviled him.

Pharisees: You are his disciple; but we are Moses’ disciples. We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know from where he is. 

The man who was healed: Herein is a marvelous thing, that you know not from where he is come and yet he has opened mine eyes. Now we know that God does not hear sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and does his will, him God hears. Since the world began it has not been heard that any man opened the eyes of one who was born blind. If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. 

Pharisees: You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us? 

And they cast him out of the synagogue. 

Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and he found him.

Jesus: Do you believe on the Son of God? 

The man who was healed: Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? 

Jesus: You have both seen him, and it is he who talks with you. 

The man who was healed: Lord, I believe. 

And he worshipped Jesus. 

Jesus: For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. 

And some of the Pharisees who were with him heard these words.

Pharisees: Are we blind also? 

Jesus: If you were blind, you should have no sin: but now you say, We see; therefore your sin remains.


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