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Jesus Heals the Man Born Blind
1And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
2And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
3Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
4I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work.
5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
6When 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,
7And said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
8The neighbors therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
9Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.
10Therefore said they to him, How were your eyes opened?
11He answered and said, A man that 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.
12Then said they to him, Where is he? He said, I know not.
The Pharisees Investigate
13They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.
14And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.
15Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said to them, He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and do see.
16Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keeps not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
17They say to the blind man again, What say you of him, that he has opened your eyes? He said, He is a prophet.
18But 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.
19And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who you say was born blind? how then does he now see?
20His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:
21But by what means he now sees, we know not; or who has opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.
22These words spoke 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.
23Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.
24Then again called they the man that was blind, and said to him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.
25He 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.
26Then said they to him again, What did he to you? how opened he your eyes?
27He answered them, I have told you already, and you did not hear: why would you hear it again? will you also be his disciples?
28Then they reviled him, and said, You are his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples.
29We know that God spoke to Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from where he is.
30The man answered and said to them, Why herein is a marvelous thing, that you know not from where he is, and yet he has opened my eyes.
31Now we know that God hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and does his will, him he hears.
32Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.
33If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.
34They answered and said to him, You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us? And they cast him out.
Spiritual Sight and Blindness
35Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said to him, Do you believe on the Son of God?
36He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?
37And Jesus said to him, You have both seen him, and it is he that talks with you.
38And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.
39And 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.
40And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said to him, Are we blind also?
41Jesus said to them, If you were blind, you should have no sin: but now you say, We see; therefore your sin remains.