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John 9

Healing a Man Born Blind

1 And passing by he saw [a] man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked1 him saying: Rabbi, who sinned, this [man] or his parents, that he be born blind? 3 Jesus answered: Neither this [man] sinned nor his parents, but [rather] that the works of God be manifested in him. 4 We must be working the works of the [one] having sent me while it is day; when night comes you are not able to be working. 5 While I be in the world, I am [the] light of the world. 6 Having said these [things] he spat on the ground and made clay from the spit, and spread the clay on [his] eyes, 7 and said to him: Be going, wash in the pool of Siloam, which is being translated: [The one] having been sent. He went out therefore and washed, and he came seeing. 8 So the neighbors and those seeing him formerly, that he was [a] beggar, were saying: Is this not the [one] sitting and begging? 9 Others were saying that, This is he, others were saying: No, but he is like him. That [one] was saying that: I am he. 10 They were therefore saying to him: How were your eyes opened? 11 That [one] answered: The man being called Jesus made clay and spread [it on] my eyes and said to me: Be going to Siloam and wash. Having gone therefore and having been washed I saw again. 12 And they said to him: Where is that [man]? He says: I do not know.

The Pharisee's Reaction to the Healing

13 They bring him to the Pharisees, the [one] once blind. 14 Now it was [the] Sabbath on the day Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. 15 Again therefore the Pharisees were asking1 him how he saw again. So he said to them: He placed clay on my eyes, and I washed myself, and I see.

16 Some therefore of the Pharisees were saying: This man is not from God, because he does not keep the Sabbath. But others were saying: How is [a] sinful man able to be doing such signs? And there was [a] division among them. 17 So they say again to the blind [one]: What do you say concerning him, since he opened your eyes? But he said that: He is [a] prophet.

18 So the Jews did not believe concerning him that he was blind and has regained sight until they called the parents of him having seen again, 19 and asked1 them saying: Is this your son, whom you say was born blind? How then does he now see? 20 His parents therefore answered and said: We know that this is our son and that he was born blind. 21 But how he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. Ask1 him, he has maturity2 , he will speak for himself. 22 His parents said these [things] because they were fearing the Jews. For the Jews were already agreed that if anyone professed him [to be] Christ, he become expelled from the synagogue. 23 Because of this did his parents say that: He has maturity2, ask him.

24 So they called the man who was blind [a] second time, and said to him: Give [the] glory to God, for we know that this [one] is [a] sinful man. 25 That [one] therefore answered: If he is [a] sinner I do not know. One [thing] I know, that being blind I now see. 26 They said therefore to him: What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes? 27 He answered them: I told you already and you did not hear: Why do you want to be hearing again? Do you too want to become his disciples?

28 And they reviled him and said: You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 29 We know that God has spoken in Moses, but we do not know from where he is. 30 The man answered and said to them: But in this [one] is [an] amazing [thing], that you do not know from where he is, and he opened my eyes. 31 We know that God does not hear sinners, but if anyone be godly and do his will, he hears this [one]. 32 From eternity it has not been heard that anyone opened [the] eyes of [one] born blind. 33 If this [one] was not from God, he would not be able to be doing anything. 34 They answered and said to him: You were born entirely in sins, and you teach us? And they threw him out.

The Man's Response to Jesus

35 Jesus heard that they threw him out, and having found him he said: Do you believe in the son of man? 36 That [one] answered and said: And who is he, Lord, that I believe in him? 37 Jesus said to him: You have seen him and the [one] speaking with you is that [one]. 38 So he said: I believe, Lord, and he worshipped him. 39 And Jesus said: For judgment did I come into the world, in order that those not seeing may see, and those seeing may become blind. 40 Those of the Pharisees being with him heard these [things], and said to him, Are we also blind?3 41 Jesus said to them: If you were blind, you were not having sin. But now you say: We see. Your sin abides.

1EROTAO (ερωταω) "Ask", but more polite, not demanding/begging as is AITEO. Both AITEO and EROTAO occur in John.16:26.

2that is, he's an adult

3Grammar indicates "no" answer expected or expresses uncertainty