John

John 9 ©

1A man that was born blind receiveth sight: 8he relateth to his neighbours the means of his cure: 13he is brought to the Pharisees, who examine strictly into the fact, and are offended with his acknowledgement of the divine mission of the author: 34they excommunicate him: 35he is received of Jesus, and confesseth him: 39Christ taxeth the Pharisees with spiritual blindness.

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AND as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.

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And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who adid sin, this man, or bhis parents, that he was born blind?

a v.34. Lu. 13.2,4. Ac. 28.4.
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Jesus answered, cNeither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: dbut that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

d ch. 11.4. Is. 35.5. Mat. 11.5. ch. 14.11; 2.11.
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I must work the works of him that sent me, ewhile it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

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As long as I am in the world, fI am the light of the world.

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When he had thus spoken, ghe spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he 1anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,

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And said unto him, hGo, wash in the ipool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, jSent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

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¶The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?

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Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.

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Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?

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He answered and said, A man that is called kJesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.

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Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.

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¶They brought to the Pharisees him that *aforetime was blind.

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And it was lthe sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

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mThen 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.

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Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man nis not of God, because he okeepeth not the sabbath day. pOthers said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.

n ch. 3.2. v.33.
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They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, qHe is a prophet.

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But the Jews rdid not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight.

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And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?

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His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:

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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.

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These words spake his parents, sbecause they feared the Jews: for tthe Jews had agreed already, that uif any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

t ch. 7.45-52.
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Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.

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Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, vGive God the praise: we know that this man is wa sinner.

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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.

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xThen said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes?

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He answered them, I have told you already, and yye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples?

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Then they zreviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are aMoses' disciples.

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We know that bGod spake unto Moses: as for cthis fellow, dwe know not from whence he is.

b Ps. 103.7. He. 3.5. Ex. 2. De. 34. Mal 4.4.
c Lu. 15.2; 23.2. v.16,24.
d ch. 8.14.
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The man answered and said unto them, Why eherein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.

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fNow we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him ghe heareth.

g Ps. 34.6,15,17; 91.15; 145.19. Ja. 5.16-18. Ps. 18.6; 50.15; 65.2.
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Since the world began was it not heard hthat any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.

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iIf this man were not of God, he could do nothing.

i v.16. ch. 3.2; 10.21.
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They answered and said unto him, jThou wast altogether born in sins, and kdost thou teach us? And they 2cast him out.

j v.2. Ac. 28.4. Lu. 13.1-5.
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Jesus heard that they had cast him out; land when he had found him, he said unto him, mDost thou believe on the nSon of God?

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He answered and said, oWho is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?

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And Jesus said unto him, pThou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.

p ch. 4.26; 8.25,58.
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And he said, qLord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

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¶And Jesus said, rFor judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

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And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, sAre we blind also?

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Jesus said unto them, tIf ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.