John 9-10 American Standard Version

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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. 24  So they called a second time the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give glory to God: we know that this man is a sinner. 25  He therefore answered, Whether he is a sinner, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. 26  They said therefore unto him, What did he to thee? How opened he thine eyes? 27  He answered them, I told you even now, and ye did not hear; wherefore would ye hear it again? would ye also become his disciples? 28  And they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are disciples of Moses. 29  We know that God hath spoken unto Moses: but as for this man, we know not whence he is. 30  The man answered and said unto them, Why, herein is the marvel, that ye know not whence he is, and [yet] he opened mine eyes. 31  We know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and do his will, him he heareth. 32  Since the world began it was never heard that any one opened the eyes of a man born blind. 33  If this man were not from God, he could do nothing. 34  They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

Spiritual Blindness

35  Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and finding him, he said, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? 36  He answered and said, And who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him? 37  Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and he it is that speaketh with thee. 38  And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

39  And Jesus said, For judgment came I into this world, that they that see not may see; and that they that see may become blind. 40  Those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and said unto him, Are we also blind? 41  Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye would have no sin: but now ye say, We see: your sin remaineth.

The Parable of the Sheepfold

10 1  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2  But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3  To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4  When he hath put forth all his own, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5  And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. 6  This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

Jesus the Good Shepherd

7  Jesus therefore said unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8  All that came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9  I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and go out, and shall find pasture. 10  The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have [it] abundantly. 11  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd layeth down his life for the sheep. 12  He that is a hireling, and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, beholdeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth, and the wolf snatcheth them, and scattereth [them]: 13  [he fleeth] because he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14  I am the good shepherd; and I know mine own, and mine own know me, 15  even as the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice: and they shall become one flock, one shepherd. 17  Therefore doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. 18  No one taketh it away from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment received I from my Father.

19  There arose a division again among the Jews because of these words. 20  And many of them said, He hath a demon, and is mad; why hear ye him? 21  Others said, These are not the sayings of one possessed with a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?

Jesus Rejected by the Jews

22  And it was the feast of the dedication at Jerusalem: 23  it was winter; and Jesus was walking in the temple in Solomon's porch. 24  The Jews therefore came round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou hold us in suspense? If thou art the Christ, tell us plainly. 25  Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believe not: the works that I do in my Father's name, these bear witness of me. 26  But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep. 27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28  and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. 29  My Father, who hath given [them] unto me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch [them] out of the Father's hand. 30  I and the Father are one. 31  The Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32  Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from the Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33  The Jews answered him, For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. 34  Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods? 35  If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came (and the scripture cannot be broken), 36  say ye of him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am [the] Son of God? 37  If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38  But if I do them, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.

39  They sought again to take him: and he went forth out of their hand. 40  And he went away again beyond the Jordan into the place where John was at the first baptizing; and there be abode. 41  And many came unto him; and they said, John indeed did no sign: but all things whatsoever John spake of this man were true. 42  And many believed on him there.

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