1As he went along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should have been bornblind?' 3'Neither he nor his parents sinned,' Jesus answered, 'he was born blind so that the works of God mightbe revealed in him. 4'As long as day lasts we must carry out the work of the one who sent me; the night wil soon be herewhen no one can work. 5As long as I am in the world I am the light of the world.' 6Having said this, he spat on the ground, made a paste with the spittle, put this over the eyes of the blindman, 7and said to him, 'Go and wash in the Pool of Siloam' (the name means 'one who has been sent'). So hewent off and washed and came back able to see. 8His neighbours and the people who used to see him before (for he was a beggar) said, 'Isn't this theman who used to sit and beg?' 9Some said, 'Yes, it is the same one.' Others said, 'No, but he looks just like him.' The man himself said,'Yes, I am the one.' 10So they said to him, 'Then how is it that your eyes were opened?' 11He answered, 'The man cal ed Jesus made a paste, daubed my eyes with it and said to me, "Go offand wash at Siloam"; so I went, and when I washed I gained my sight.' 12They asked, 'Where is he?' He answered, 'I don't know.' 13They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind. 14It had been a Sabbath day when Jesus made the paste and opened the man's eyes, 15so when the Pharisees asked him how he had gained his sight, he said, 'He put a paste on my eyes,and I washed, and I can see.' 16Then some of the Pharisees said, 'That man cannot be from God: he does not keep the Sabbath.'Others said, 'How can a sinner produce signs like this?' And there was division among them. 17So they spoke to the blind man again, 'What have you to say about him yourself, now that he hasopened your eyes?' The man answered, 'He is a prophet.' 18However, the Jews would not believe that the man had been blind without first sending for the parentsof the man who had gained his sight and 19asking them, 'Is this man really the son of yours who you say was born blind? If so, how is it that he isnow able to see?' 20His parents answered, 'We know he is our son and we know he was born blind, 21but how he can see, we don't know, nor who opened his eyes. Ask him. He is old enough: let himspeak for himself.' 22His parents spoke like this out of fear of the Jews, who had already agreed to ban from the synagogueanyone who should acknowledge Jesus as the Christ. 23This was why his parents said, 'He is old enough; ask him.' 24So the Jews sent for the man again and said to him, 'Give glory to God! We are satisfied that this manis a sinner.' 25The man answered, 'Whether he is a sinner I don't know; al I know is that I was blind and now I cansee.' 26They said to him, 'What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?' 27He replied, 'I have told you once and you wouldn't listen. Why do you want to hear it all again? Do youwant to become his disciples yourselves?' 28At this they hurled abuse at him, 'It is you who are his disciple, we are disciples of Moses: 29we know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this man, we don't know where he comes from.' 30The man replied, 'That is just what is so amazing! You don't know where he comes from and he hasopened my eyes! 31We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but God does listen to people who are devout and do hiswil . 32Ever since the world began it is unheard of for anyone to open the eyes of someone born blind; 33if this man were not from God, he wouldn't have been able to do anything.' 34They retorted, 'Are you trying to teach us, and you a sinner through and through ever since you wereborn!' And they ejected him. 35Jesus heard they had ejected him, and when he found him he said to him, 'Do you believe in the Sonof man?'36'Sir,' the man replied, 'tel me who he is so that I may believe in him.' 37Jesus said, 'You have seen him; he is speaking to you.' 38The man said, 'Lord, I believe,' and worshipped him. 39Jesus said: It is for judgement that I have come into this world, so that those without sight may see andthose with sight may become blind. 40Hearing this, some Pharisees who were present said to him, 'So we are blind, are we?' 41Jesus replied: If you were blind, you would not be guilty, but since you say, 'We can see,' your guiltremains.
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