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John 9 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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A Man Born Blind Receives Sight
The Man Born Blind
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:1 - Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:2 - And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:3 - Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:4 - “I[fn] must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the 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 - When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:7 - And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:8 - Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind[fn] said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:9 - Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.”[fn] He said, “I am he.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:10 - Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:11 - He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of[fn] Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:12 - Then they said to him, “Where is He?” He said, “I do not know.”
The Pharisees Excommunicate the Healed Man
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:13 - They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:14 - Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:15 - Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:16 - Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.” 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 - They said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:18 - But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:19 - And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:20 - His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:21 - “but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:22 - His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would 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 they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:25 - He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:26 - Then they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:27 - He answered them, “I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:28 - Then they reviled him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are Moses’ disciples.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:29 - “We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where He is from.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:30 - The man answered and said to them, “Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes!
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:31 - “Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:32 - “Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was 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 and said to him, “You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?” And they cast him out.
True Vision and True Blindness
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:35 - Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of God?”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:36 - He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:37 - And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:38 - Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:39 - And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:40 - Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, “Are we blind also?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:41 - Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text reads We.
NU-Text reads a beggar.
NU-Text reads “No, but he is like him.”
NU-Text omits the pool of.
NU-Text reads Son of Man.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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