John 9-10 Young’s Literal Translation

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Jesus Heals the Man Born Blind

9 1  And passing by, he saw a man blind from birth, 2  and his disciples asked him, saying, 'Rabbi, who did sin, this one or his parents, that he should be born blind?' 3  Jesus answered, 'Neither did this one sin nor his parents, but that the works of God may be manifested in him; 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:— 5  when I am in the world, I am a light of the world.' 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, 7  'Go away, wash at the pool of Siloam,' which is, interpreted, Sent. He went away, therefore, and did wash, and came seeing;

8  the neighbours, therefore, and those seeing him before, that he was blind, said, 'Is not this he who is sitting and begging?' 9  others said—'This is he;' and others—'He is like to him;' he himself said,—'I am 'he'.' 10  They said, therefore, to him, 'How were thine eyes opened?' 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;' 12  they said, therefore, to him, 'Where is that one?' he saith, 'I have not known.'

The Pharisees Investigate the Healing

13  They bring him to the Pharisees who once 'was' blind, 14  and it was a sabbath when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. 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.' 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. 17  They said to the blind man again, 'Thou—what dost thou say of him—that he opened thine eyes?' 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, 19  and they asked them, saying, 'Is your son, of whom ye say that he was born blind? how then now doth he see?' 20  His parents answered them and said, 'We have known that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 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.' 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; 23  because of this his parents said—'He is of age, ask him.' 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;' 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.' 26  And they said to him again, 'What did he to thee? how did he open thine eyes?' 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?' 28  They reviled him, therefore, and said, 'Thou art his disciple, and we are Moses' disciples; 29  we have known that God hath spoken to Moses, but this one—we have not known whence he is.' 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! 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; 32  from the age it was not heard, that any one did open eyes of one who hath been born blind; 33  if this one were not from God, he were not able to do anything.' 34  They answered and said to him, 'In sins thou wast born altogether, and thou dost teach us!' and they cast him forth without.

Spiritual Blindness

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?' 36  he answered and said, 'Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?' 37  And Jesus said to him, 'Thou hast both seen him, and he who is speaking with thee is he;' 38  and he said, 'I believe, sir,' and bowed before him.

39  And Jesus said, 'For judgment I to this world did come, that those not seeing may see, and those seeing may become blind.' 40  And those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and they said to him, 'Are we also blind?' 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 Parable of the Sheepfold

10 1  'Verily, verily, I say to you, He who is not entering through the door to the fold of the sheep, but is going up from another side, that one is a thief and a robber; 2  and he who is entering through the door is shepherd of the sheep; 3  to this one the doorkeeper doth open, and the sheep hear his voice, and his own sheep he doth call by name, and doth lead them forth; 4  and when his own sheep he may put forth, before them he goeth on, and the sheep follow him, because they have known his voice; 5  and a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him, because they have not known the voice of strangers.' 6  This similitude spake Jesus to them, and they knew not what the things were that he was speaking to them;

Jesus the Good Shepherd

7  Jesus said therefore again to them, 'Verily, verily, I say to you—I am the door of the sheep; 8  all, as many as came before me, are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them; 9  I am the door, through me if any one may come in, he shall be saved, and he shall come in, and go out, and find pasture. 10  'The thief doth not come, except 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 his life layeth down for the sheep; 12  and the hireling, and not being a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, doth behold the wolf coming, and doth leave the sheep, and doth flee; and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep; 13  and the hireling doth flee because he is an hireling, and is not caring for the sheep. 14  'I am the good shepherd, and I know my 'sheep', and am known by mine, 15  according as the Father doth know me, and I know the Father, and my life I lay down for the sheep, 16  and other sheep I have that are not of this fold, these also it behoveth me to bring, and my voice they will hear, and there shall become one flock—one shepherd. 17  'Because of this doth the Father love me, because I lay down my life, that again I may take it; 18  no one doth take it from me, but I lay it down of myself; authority I have to lay it down, and authority I have again to take it; this command I received from my Father.'

19  Therefore, again, there came a division among the Jews, because of these words, 20  and many of them said, 'He hath a demon, and is mad, why do ye hear him?' 21  others said, 'These sayings are not those of a demoniac; is a demon able blind men's eyes to open?'

Jesus Rejected by the Jews

22  And the dedication in Jerusalem came, and it was winter, 23  and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the porch of Solomon, 24  the Jews, therefore, came round about him, and said to him, 'Till when our soul dost thou hold in suspense? if thou art the Christ, tell us freely.' 25  Jesus answered them, 'I told you, and ye do not believe; the works that I do in the name of my Father, these testify concerning me; 26  but ye do not believe, for ye are not of my sheep, 27  according as I said to you: My sheep my voice do hear, and I know them, and they follow me, 28  and life age-during I give to them, and they shall not perish—to the age, and no one shall pluck them out of my hand; 29  my Father, who hath given to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to pluck out of the hand of my Father; 30  I and the Father are one.' 31  Therefore, again, did the Jews take up stones that they may stone him; 32  Jesus answered them, 'Many good works did I shew you from my Father; because of which work of them do ye stone me?' 33  The Jews answered him, saying, 'For a good work we do not stone thee, but for evil speaking, and because thou, being a man, dost make thyself God.' 34  Jesus answered them, 'Is it not having been written in your law: I said, ye are gods? 35  if them he did call gods unto whom the word of God came, (and the Writing is not able to be broken,) 36  of him whom the Father did sanctify, and send to the world, do ye say—Thou speakest evil, because I said, Son of God I am? 37  if I do not the works of my Father, do not believe me; 38  and if I do, even if me ye may not believe, the works believe, that ye may know and may believe that in me 'is' the Father, and I in Him.'

39  Therefore were they seeking again to seize him, and he went forth out of their hand, 40  and went away again to the other side of the Jordan, to the place where John was at first baptizing, and remained there, 41  and many came unto him, and said—'John, indeed, did no sign, and all things, as many as John said about this one were true;' 42  and many did believe in him there.

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