John 9 ©
A man that was born blind receiveth sight: he relateth to his neighbours the means of his cure: he is brought to the Pharisees, who examine strictly into the fact, and are offended with his acknowledgement of the divine mission of the author: they excommunicate him: he is received of Jesus, and confesseth him: Christ taxeth the Pharisees with spiritual blindness.
AND as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
¶The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.
Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?
Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.
¶They brought to the Pharisees him that *aforetime was blind.
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.
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, 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.
Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.
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.
fNow we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him ghe heareth.
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?