Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who
was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, Rabbi,
who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus
answered, Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the
works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of Him
who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can
work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay
with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the
clay. And He said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is
translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.
Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he
was blind said, Is not this he who sat and begged? Some said, This
is he. Others said, He is like him. He said, I am he. Therefore they
said to him, How were your eyes opened? He answered and said, A Man
called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, `Go to
the pool of Siloam and wash.' So I went and washed, and I received
sight. Then they said to him, Where is He? He said, I do not know.
They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees. Now it was
a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. Then the
Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He
said to them, He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.
Therefore some of the Pharisees said, This Man is not from God,
because He does not keep the Sabbath. Others said, How can a man who
is a sinner do such signs? And there was a division among them. They
said to the blind man again, What do you say about Him because He
opened your eyes? He said, He is a prophet. But the Jews did not
believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his
sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his
sight. And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who you say
was born blind? How then does 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 sees we do not know, or who opened
his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for
himself. His parents said these things because they feared the Jews,
for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was
Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue. Therefore his parents
said, He is of age; ask him. So they again called the man who was
blind, and said to him, Give God the glory! We know that this Man is
a sinner. He answered and said, Whether He is a sinner or not I do
not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see. Then
they said to him again, What did He do to you? How did He open your
eyes? He answered them, I told you already, and you did not listen.
Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His
disciples? Then they reviled him and said, You are His disciple, but
we are Moses' disciples. We know that God spoke to Moses; as for
this fellow, we do not know where He is from. The man answered and
said to them, Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know
where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes! Now we know that God
does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does
His will, He hears him. Since the world began it has been unheard of
that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind. If this Man
were not from God, He could do nothing. They answered and said to
him, You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us? And
they cast him out. Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when
He had found him, He said to him, Do you believe in the Son of God?
He answered and said, Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?
And Jesus said to him, You have both seen Him and it is He who is
talking with you. Then he said, Lord, I believe! And he worshiped
Him. And Jesus said, For judgment I have come into this world, that
those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made
blind. Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these
words, and said to Him, Are we blind also? Jesus said to them, If
you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, `We see.'
Therefore your sin remains.