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John 9 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.

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And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

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Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.

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We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.

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As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

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Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud

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and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.

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The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar were saying, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?”

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Some said, “It is he.” Others said, “No, but he is like him.” He kept saying, “I am the man.”

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So they said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?”

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He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed and received my sight.”

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They said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.”

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They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind.

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Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.

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So the Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”

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Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them.

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So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”

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The Jews[fn] did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight

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and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?”

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

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But how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.”

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(His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should confess Jesus[fn] to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.)

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Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”

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So for the second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, “Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.”

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He answered, “Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.”

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They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”

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He answered them, “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?”

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And they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

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We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.”

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The man answered, “Why, this is an amazing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes.

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We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.

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Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind.

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

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They answered him, “You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” And they cast him out.

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Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”[fn]

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He answered, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?”

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Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.”

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He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.

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Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.”

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Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him, “Are we also blind?”

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Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt;[fn] but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.
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ESV Footnotes
Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time; also verse 22
Greek him
Some manuscripts the Son of God
Greek you would not have sin

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