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John 9 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:1 - And passing by, he saw a man blind from birth,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:2 - and his disciples asked him, saying, 'Rabbi, who did sin, this one or his parents, that he should be born blind?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:3 - Jesus answered, 'Neither did this one sin nor his parents, but that the works of God may be manifested in him;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:4 - it behoveth me to be working the works of Him who sent me while it is day; night doth come, when no one is able to work: --
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:5 - when I am in the world, I am a light of the world.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:6 - These things saying, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and rubbed the clay on the eyes of the blind man, and said to him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:7 - 'Go away, wash at the pool of Siloam,' which is, interpreted, Sent. He went away, therefore, and did wash, and came seeing;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:8 - the neighbours, therefore, and those seeing him before, that he was blind, said, 'Is not this he who is sitting and begging?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:9 - others said -- 'This is he;' and others -- 'He is like to him;' he himself said, -- 'I am he.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:10 - They said, therefore, to him, 'How were thine eyes opened?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:11 - he answered and said, 'A man called Jesus made clay, and rubbed my eyes, and said to me, Go away to the pool of Siloam, and wash; and having gone away and having washed, I received sight;'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:12 - they said, therefore, to him, 'Where is that one?' he saith, 'I have not known.'

Controversy over the Man

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:13 - They bring him to the Pharisees who once was blind,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:14 - and it was a sabbath when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:15 - Again, therefore, the Pharisees also were asking him how he received sight, and he said to them, 'Clay he did put upon my eyes, and I did wash -- and I see.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:16 - Of the Pharisees, therefore, certain said, 'This man is not from God, because the sabbath he doth not keep;' others said, 'How is a man -- a sinful one -- able to do such signs?' and there was a division among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:17 - They said to the blind man again, 'Thou -- what dost thou say of him -- that he opened thine eyes?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:18 - and he said -- 'He is a prophet.' The Jews, therefore, did not believe concerning him that he was blind and did receive sight, till that they called the parents of him who received sight,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:19 - and they asked them, saying, 'Is your son, of whom ye say that he was born blind? how then now doth he see?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:20 - His parents answered them and said, 'We have known that this is our son, and that he was born blind;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:21 - and how he now seeth, we have not known; or who opened his eyes, we have not known; himself is of age, ask him; he himself shall speak concerning himself.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:22 - These things said his parents, because they were afraid of the Jews, for already had the Jews agreed together, that if any one may confess him -- Christ, he may be put out of the synagogue;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:23 - because of this his parents said -- 'He is of age, ask him.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:24 - They called, therefore, a second time the man who was blind, and they said to him, 'Give glory to God, we have known that this man is a sinner;'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:25 - he answered, therefore, and said, 'If he be a sinner -- I have not known, one thing I have known, that, being blind, now I see.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:26 - And they said to him again, 'What did he to thee? how did he open thine eyes?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:27 - He answered them, 'I told you already, and ye did not hear; why again do ye wish to hear? do ye also wish to become his disciples?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:28 - They reviled him, therefore, and said, 'Thou art his disciple, and we are Moses' disciples;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:29 - we have known that God hath spoken to Moses, but this one -- we have not known whence he is.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:30 - The man answered and said to them, 'Why, in this is a wonderful thing, that ye have not known whence he is, and he opened my eyes!
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:31 - and we have known that God doth not hear sinners, but, if any one may be a worshipper of God, and may do His will, him He doth hear;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:32 - from the age it was not heard, that any one did open eyes of one who hath been born blind;
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:33 - if this one were not from God, he were not able to do anything.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:34 - They answered and said to him, 'In sins thou wast born altogether, and thou dost teach us!' and they cast him forth without.

Jesus Affirms His Deity

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:35 - Jesus heard that they cast him forth without, and having found him, he said to him, 'Dost thou believe in the Son of God?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:36 - he answered and said, 'Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:37 - And Jesus said to him, 'Thou hast both seen him, and he who is speaking with thee is he;'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:38 - and he said, 'I believe, sir,' and bowed before him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:39 - And Jesus said, 'For judgment I to this world did come, that those not seeing may see, and those seeing may become blind.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:40 - And those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and they said to him, 'Are we also blind?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:41 - Jesus said to them, 'If ye were blind, ye were not having had sin, but now ye say -- We see, therefore doth your sin remain.

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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