Bible: John 9:7-18

9:7 and said to him, “Go wash in the pool of Siloam 1  (which is translated “sent). 2  So the blind man 3  went away and washed, and came back seeing.

9:8 Then the neighbors and the people who had seen him previously 4  as a beggar began saying, 5 Is this not the man 6  who used to sit and beg? 9:9 Some people said, 7 This is the man!” 8  while others said, “No, but he looks like him.” 9  The man himself 10  kept insisting, “I am the one! 11  9:10 So they asked him, 12 How then were you made to see? 13  9:11 He replied, 14 The man called Jesus made mud, 15  smeared it 16  on my eyes and told me, 17 Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and was able to see.” 18  9:12 They said 19  to him, “Where is that man?” 20  He replied, 21 I don’t know.”

The Pharisees’ Reaction to the Healing

9:13 They brought the man who used to be blind 22  to the Pharisees. 23  9:14 (Now the day on which Jesus made the mud 24  and caused him to see 25  was a Sabbath.) 26  9:15 So the Pharisees asked him again how he had gained his sight. 27  He replied, 28 He put mud 29  on my eyes and I washed, and now 30  I am able to see.”

9:16 Then some of the Pharisees began to say, 31 This man is not from God, because he does not observe 32  the Sabbath.” 33  But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner perform 34  such miraculous signs?” Thus there was a division 35  among them. 9:17 So again they asked the man who used to be blind, 36 What do you say about him, since he caused you to see?” 37  “He is a prophet,” the man replied. 38 

9:18 Now the Jewish religious leaders 39  refused to believe 40  that he had really been blind and had gained his sight until at last they summoned 41  the parents of the man who had become able to see. 42 

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