(110) Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind
And as He passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. His disciples asked Him, “Master, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” Jesus answered, “but that the works of God might be revealed in him. I must do the work of Him who sent me while it is day; for the night is coming, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
When He had said this, He spit on the ground and made clay with the saliva. Then He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went away and washed, and came back seeing.
Now the neighbors and those who knew he had been blind before this, said, “Is not this the man who sat and begged?”
“He’s the one,” some said. Others said, “No, he just looks like him.”
But he said, “I am the one.”
At this, they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?” And he answered, “A man who is called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received my sight.”
Then they asked him, “Where is He?”
“I don’t know,” the man replied.
They brought the formerly blind man to the Pharisees. (Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.) Then the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight, and he told them, saying, “He put clay on my eyes and I washed it off, and now I can see.”
Hearing this, some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not of God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such miracles.” And there was a division among them.
They said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him, since it is your eyes He opened?”
“He’s a prophet,” the man replied.
But the Jews did not believe him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight. And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? Then how does he now see?”
“We know that this is our son,” his parents answered, “and that he was born blind. But by what means he can now see, we don’t know. Nor do we know who opened his eyes. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself.”
His parents said this because they feared the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed that He was the Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue. That is why his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”
So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give God the praise; we know that this man is a sinner.”
And the man said, “Whether He is a sinner or not, I don’t know. But I do know one thing: I was blind and now I see.”
Then they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?”
“I have told you already,” he answered, “and you did not listen. So why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?”
Then they insulted him, and said, “You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this man, we don’t know where He’s from.”
The man answered, saying to them, “Why, this is an amazing thing, that you do not know where He is from, and yet He has opened my eyes. Now we know that God does not listen to sinners. But if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He will hear him. Since the world began no one has heard of anyone opening the eyes of one who was born blind. If this man were not from God, He could do nothing.”
Hearing this, they said to him, “You were completely born in sins, and you are teaching us?” And they threw him out.
Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when He found him, He said, “Do you believe in the Son of God?”
He answered, saying, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him.”
And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen and heard Him, for He is speaking with you now.”
At this, the man said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped Him.
Then Jesus said, “I have come into this world to judge: that the blind will be made to see, and those who see will be made blind.”
Some Pharisees who were with Him heard this, and said to Him, “Are we blind also?”
“If you were blind,” Jesus said to them, “you would have no sin. But since you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.”
(110) Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind
John 9:1-41, KJV
And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, 7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. 8 The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? 9 Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he. 10 Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened? 11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight. 12 Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not. 13 They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. 14 And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. 15 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see. 16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them. 17 They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet. 18 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. 19 And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see? 20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: 21 But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. 22 These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him. 24 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. 25 He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. 26 Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes? 27 He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples? 28 Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses’ disciples. 29 We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is. 30 The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. 31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. 32 Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. 33 If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. 34 They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out. 35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? 36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? 37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. 38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. 39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. 40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? 41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.
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