Bible: Jn 9:1-11

Healing a Man Born Blind

9:1 Now as Jesus was passing by, 1  he saw a man who had been blind from birth. 9:2 His disciples asked him, 2 Rabbi, who committed the sin that caused him to be born blind, this man 3  or his parents? 4  9:3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man 5  nor his parents sinned, but he was born blind so that 6  the acts 7  of God may be revealed 8  through what happens to him. 9  9:4 We must perform the deeds 10  of the one who sent me 11  as long as 12  it is daytime. Night is coming when no one can work. 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 13  9:6 Having said this, 14  he spat on the ground and made some mud 15  with the saliva. He 16  smeared the mud on the blind man’s 17  eyes 9:7 and said to him, “Go wash in the pool of Siloam 18  (which is translated “sent). 19  So the blind man 20  went away and washed, and came back seeing.

9:8 Then the neighbors and the people who had seen him previously 21  as a beggar began saying, 22 Is this not the man 23  who used to sit and beg? 9:9 Some people said, 24 This is the man!” 25  while others said, “No, but he looks like him.” 26  The man himself 27  kept insisting, “I am the one! 28  9:10 So they asked him, 29 How then were you made to see? 30  9:11 He replied, 31 The man called Jesus made mud, 32  smeared it 33  on my eyes and told me, 34 Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and was able to see.” 35 

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