João 9

1 As Jesus passed along, he saw a man who had been born blind.

2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned: this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?

3 Jesus answered, Neither this man nor his parents sinned. It was only that the works of God might be displayed upon him.

4 I must do the work of him who sent me, while it is day; the night comes, when no man can work.

5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

6 Having said this, he spit upon the ground, and with the clay, which he made with the spittle, anointed the blind man's eyes,

7 and said to him, Go wash in the pool of Siloam, (which signifies Sent.) He went, therefore, and washed them, and returned seeing.

8 Then the neighbors, and they who had before seen him blind, said, Is not this he who sat and begged?

9 Some said, It is he; others, He is like him. He said, I am he.

10 They asked him, then, How did you receive your sight?

11 He answered, A man called Jesus, made clay and anointed my eyes, and said to me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash your eyes. I went accordingly, and washed them, and saw.

12 Then they asked him, Where is he? He answered, I know not.

13 Then they brought him, who had been blind, to the Pharisees;

14 (now it was on a Sabbath, that Jesus made the clay, and gave him his sight.)

15 The Pharisees likewise, therefore, asked him how he had received his sight. He answered, He put clay on my eyes, and I washed them, and now see.

16 Upon this some of the Pharisees said, This man is not from God, for he observes not the Sabbath. Others said, How can one that is a sinner perform such miracles? And they were divided among themselves.

17 Again they asked the man, who had been blind, What do you say of him, for giving you sight? He answered, He is a prophet.

18 But the Jews believed not that the man had been blind, and had received his sight; till they called his parents,

19 and asked them, Do you say, that this is your son, who was born blind? How, then, does he now see?

20 His parents answered, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:

21 but how he now sees, or who opened his eyes, we know not. He is of age, ask him; he will answer for himself.

22 His parents spoke thus, because they fear the Jews: for the Jews had already determined, that whosoever acknowledged Jesus to be the Messiah, should be expelled from the synagogue.

23 For this reason his parents said, He is of age, ask him.

24 A second time, therefore, they called the man, who had been born blind, and said to him, Give glory to God; we know that this man is a sinner.

25 He replied, Whether he be a sinner, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, I now see.

26 They said to him again, What did he do to you? How did he make you see?

27 He answered, I told you before; did you not hear? Why would you hear it repeated? Will you, also, be his disciples?

28 They reviled him and said, You are his disciple. As for us, we are disciples of Moses.

29 We know that God spoke to Moses: as for this man, we know not whence he is.

30 The man replied, This is surprising, that you know not whence he is, although he has given me sight.

31 We know that God hears not sinners; but if any man worship God, and obey him, that man he hears.

32 Never was it heard before, that any man gave sight to one born blind.

33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.

34 They replied, You were altogether born in sin, and do you teach us? And they cast him out.

35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having met him, said to him, Do you believe on the Son of God?

36 He answered, Who is he, Sir, that I may believe on him?

37 Jesus said to him, Not only have you seen him; but it is he, who talks with you.

38 And he cried, Master, I believe; and threw himself prostrate before him.

39 And Jesus said, For judgment am I come into this world, that they who see not, may see; and that they who see, may become blind.

40 Some Pharisees, who were present, hearing this, said to him, Are we also blind?

41 Jesus answered, If you were blind, you would not have sin: but you say, We see: therefore your sin remains.