John 9:1-23 American Standard Version

Jesus Heals the Man Born Blind

9 1  And as he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth. 2  And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man, or his parents, that he should be born blind? 3  Jesus answered, Neither did this man sin, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 4  We must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. 5  When I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 6  When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and anointed his eyes with the clay, 7  and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is by interpretation, Sent). He went away therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

8  The neighbors therefore, and they that saw him aforetime, that he was a beggar, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? 9  Others said, It is he: others said, No, but he is like him. He said, I am [he]. 10  They said therefore unto him, How then were thine eyes opened? 11  He answered, The man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to Siloam, and wash: so I went away and washed, and I received sight. 12  And they said unto him, Where is he? He saith, I know not.

The Pharisees Investigate the Healing

13  They bring to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. 14  Now it was the sabbath on the day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. 15  Again therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he received his sight. And he said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and I see. 16  Some therefore of the Pharisees said, This man is not from God, because he keepeth not the sabbath. But others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such signs? And there was division among them. 17  They say therefore unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, in that he opened thine eyes? And he said, He is a prophet. 18  The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight, 19  and asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? How then doth he now see? 20  His parents answered and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: 21  but how he now seeth, we know not; or who opened his eyes, we know not: ask him; he is of age; he shall speak for himself. 22  These things said his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man should confess him [to be] Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 23  Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.

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