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John 9 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:1 - As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:2 - And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:3 - Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:4 - We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:5 - As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:6 - 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
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:7 - and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:8 - 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?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:9 - Some said, “It is he.” Others said, “No, but he is like him.” He kept saying, “I am the man.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:10 - So they said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:11 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:12 - They said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:13 - They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:14 - Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:15 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:16 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:17 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:18 - 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
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:19 - and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:20 - His parents answered, “We know that this is our son and that he was born blind.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:21 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:22 - (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.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:23 - Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:24 - 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:25 - He answered, “Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:26 - They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:27 - 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?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:28 - And they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:29 - We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:30 - The man answered, “Why, this is an amazing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:31 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:32 - Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:33 - If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:34 - They answered him, “You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” And they cast him out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:35 - Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:36 - He answered, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:37 - Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:38 - He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:39 - Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:40 - Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him, “Are we also blind?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:41 - Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt;[fn] but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.
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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