THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
John 9 ©
1 Christ, anointing the eyes of one who was born blind with clay on the sabbath and commanding him to wash his eyes in the water of Siloam, restores him to his sight. 8 Which the blind man, being asked by his neighbors, relates unto them. 13 And is brought to the pharisees, to whom he also relates the same. 16 Wherefore they reproach Christ as a breaker of the sabbath, and doubt whether this (man) had been blind. 18 And send again for his parents, who indeed acknowledge that he was born blind, but further refer to their son’s testimony. 24 Whom they call and examine again. 27 Who answers them, and testifies by this work that Christ is no sinner but of God. 34 And is therefore reproachfully thrust out by them. 35 The blind man, being further instructed by Christ, believes in Him and worships Him. 40 Christ tells the pharisees that they are spiritually blind, and that therefore they remain in sin, because they do not acknowledge this.
AND as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was 1blind from his birth.
And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did 2sin, 3this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
Jesus answered, 4Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: buta that the works 5of God should be made manifest in him.
Ib must work 6the works of him that sent me, 7while it is day: 8the night cometh, when no man can work.
9As long as I am in the world, I am the 10lightc of the world.
When he had thus spoken, he spatd on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he 11anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
And said unto him, Go, wash in the 12pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
¶The neighbours therefore, and they which before had 13seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that 14sat ande begged?
Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.
Therefore said they unto him, 15How were thine eyes opened?
He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and 16anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and 17I received sight.
Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.
¶ 18They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.
Andf it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.
Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see.
Therefore said some of the Pharisees, 19This man is not of God, because he 20keepeth not the sabbath day. 21Others said, Howg can a man that is 22a sinner do such miracles? Andh there was a division among them.
They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, 23that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, Hei is a prophet.
But 24the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and 25received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight.
And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?
His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:
But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself.
These words spake his parents, becausej they feared the Jews: fork26the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put 27out of the synagogue.
Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.
Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, 28Givel God the praise: we know that this man is 29a sinner.
He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
Then said they to him 30again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes?
He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did 31not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples?
Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples.
We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not 32from whence he is.
The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened 33mine eyes.
Nowm we know that God 34heareth not 35sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
36Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened 37the eyes of one that was born blind.
If this man 38were not of God, he could do 39nothing.
They answered and said unto him, Thou wast 40altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him 41out.
Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?
He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?
And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, andn it is he that talketh with thee.
And he said, Lord, I believe. And he 42worshipped him.
¶And Jesus said, Foro43judgment I am come into this world, thatp they 44which see not 45might see; and that they 46which see might be made 47blind.
And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
Jesus said unto them, 48If ye were blind, ye should have 49no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin 50remaineth.