Gospel of John Chapter Nine

9:1 And as he was passing by, he saw a man who was born blind.
9:2 And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that his body was born blind?"
9:3 Jesus replied, "It was neither that this man sinned nor his parents; but so that the service of God might be manifested with him.
9:4 We must do service for Him who sent me as long as it is day. Night is coming, when no one can work.
9:5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
9:6 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and smeared it on the man's eyes.
9:7 And he said to him, "Go, wash in the Pool of Siloam." So the man went away and washed, and came back seeing.
9:8 Therefore, the neighbors, and those who previously saw him as a beggar, said, "Is this not the one who used to sit and beg?"
9:9 Others were saying, "This is he," while others were saying, "No, but he is like him." He kept saying, "I am the one."
9:10 So they were saying to him, "How then have your eyes been opened?"
9:11 He replied, "The man who is called Jesus made mud and smeared it on my eyes and said to me, "Go to Siloam and wash. So I went there and washed, and I received sight."
9:12 They said to him, “Where is he?” He replied, “I don’t know.”
9:13 They brought the man who was formerly blind to the pharisees.
9:14 Now it was a Sabbath on the day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.
9:15 Then the pharisees asked him again how he received sight. And he said to them, “he smeared mud on my eyes and I washed and now I see.”
9:16 Thus some of the pharisees said, “This man is not from God because He does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner perform such miracles?” And so they debated between each other.
9:17 So they told the blind man again, “What do you say about him, since he opened your eyes?” And he answered, “He is a Prophet.”
9:18 The Jewish officials did not believe the man had been blind and received sight until they brought in the parents of the man who received sight.
9:19 And they questioned them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? If so, how does he now see?”
9:20 His parents answered and said, “We know this is our son, and he was born blind.
9:21 But how he sees now we don’t know – or who opened his eyes, we don’t know. Ask him, he is of age. He can speak for himself.”
9:22 His parents said this because they feared the Jewish officials, for the Jewish officials already decided that anyone who professed him to be Anointed by God [Messiah, Christ] would be cast out of the synagogue.
9:23 For this reason his parents said, “He is of age – ask him.”
9:24 So a second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, “Give glory to God; for we know this man is a sinner.”
9:25 He then replied, “Whether he’s a sinner I don’t know;. One thing I do know is that I was blind and now I can see.”
9:26 So they said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”
9:27 He answered them, “I told you before and you didn’t listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his follower too?
9:28 Reproaching him, they said, “You are his follower but we are followers of Moses.”
9:29 “We know that God has spoken to Moses, but we do not know where this man is from.”
9:30 The man answered and said to them, “Well there it is: the amazing thing is that you do not know where he is from, and yet he opened my eyes.
9:31 We know that God does not hear sinners; but if someone reveres God and does what pleases Him, He hears him.
9:32 No one has ever heard of someone opening the eyes of a person born blind.
9:33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.”
9:34 They replied, “You were born in sin and you are teaching us?” So they cast him out.
9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and after finding him, he said, “Do you trust in the Servant of Humanity?”
9:36 He replied, “Who is he, sir, that I may trust in him?”
9:37 Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and he is speaking with you.”
9:38 And he said, "Master, I trust in you.” and he worshipped him.
9:39 And Jesus said, “It was decreed that I come into this world so those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.”
9:40 Those pharisees who were with him heard these things and said to him, “We are not blind too, are we?”
9:41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would be sinless, but now you say, ‘we see,’ so your sin remains.”