John 9:1-41, NLT
Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind
1As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth.
3“It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.
6Then he spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes.
8His neighbors and others who knew him as a blind beggar asked each other, “Isn’t this the man who used to sit and beg?”
But the beggar kept saying, “Yes, I am the same one!”
10They asked, “Who healed you? What happened?”
11He told them, “The man they call Jesus made mud and spread it over my eyes and told me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash yourself.’ So I went and washed, and now I can see!”
12“Where is he now?” they asked.
“I don’t know,” he replied.
13Then they took the man who had been blind to the Pharisees,
16Some of the Pharisees said, “This man Jesus is not from God, for he is working on the Sabbath.” Others said, “But how could an ordinary sinner do such miraculous signs?” So there was a deep division of opinion among them.
17Then the Pharisees again questioned the man who had been blind and demanded, “What’s your opinion about this man who healed you?”
The man replied, “I think he must be a prophet.”
18The Jewish leaders still refused to believe the man had been blind and could now see, so they called in his parents.
20His parents replied, “We know this is our son and that he was born blind,
24So for the second time they called in the man who had been blind and told him, “God should get the glory for this,*9:24 Or Give glory to God, not to Jesus; Greek reads Give glory to God. because we know this man Jesus is a sinner.”
25“I don’t know whether he is a sinner,” the man replied. “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!”
26“But what did he do?” they asked. “How did he heal you?”
27“Look!” the man exclaimed. “I told you once. Didn’t you listen? Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples, too?”
28Then they cursed him and said, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses!
30“Why, that’s very strange!” the man replied. “He healed my eyes, and yet you don’t know where he comes from?
34“You were born a total sinner!” they answered. “Are you trying to teach us?” And they threw him out of the synagogue.
35When Jesus heard what had happened, he found the man and asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?*9:35 Some manuscripts read the Son of God? “Son of Man” is a title Jesus used for himself.”
36The man answered, “Who is he, sir? I want to believe in him.”
37“You have seen him,” Jesus said, “and he is speaking to you!”
38“Yes, Lord, I believe!” the man said. And he worshiped Jesus.
39Then Jesus told him,*9:38-39a Some manuscripts do not include “Yes, Lord, I believe!” the man said. And he worshiped Jesus. Then Jesus told him. “I entered this world to render judgment—to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see*9:39b Greek those who see. that they are blind.”
40Some Pharisees who were standing nearby heard him and asked, “Are you saying we’re blind?”
41“If you were blind, you wouldn’t be guilty,” Jesus replied. “But you remain guilty because you claim you can see.