1 As He passed along, He saw a man who had been blind from his birth. 2 So His disciples asked Him, "Teacher, for whose sin was this man born blind, his own or that of his parents?"
3 Jesus answered, "It was neither for his own sin nor for that of his parents, but to show what God could do in his case. 4 We must continue to do the works of Him who sent me while it is daylight. Night is coming when no one can do any work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
6 On saying this He spit on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes, 7 and said, "Go and wash them in the pool of Siloam" (which means One who has been sent). So he went and washed them and went home seeing.
8 Now his neighbors and those who saw that he was formerly blind, kept saying, "Is not this the man who used to sit and beg?" 9 Some said, "Yes, it is he." Others said, "No, but it surely does look like him." He himself said, "I am the man."
10 So they kept on asking him, "How in the world did you come to see?"
11 He answered, "The man called Jesus made some clay and rubbed it on my eyes, and said to me, 'Go to Siloam and wash them.' So when I had gone and washed them I could see."
12 Then they asked him, "Where is He?" He answered, "I do not know."
13 They took the man who had been blind to the Pharisees. 14 Now it was on the Sabbath when Jesus had made the clay and caused the man's eyes to see. 15 So the Pharisees again asked him how he had come to see. He answered them: "He put some clay on my eyes, and I washed them, and so now I can see."
16 Then some of the Pharisees said, "This man does not come from God, for He does not keep the Sabbath." Others said, "How can a sinful man perform such wonder- works?" So there was a difference of opinion among them.
17 Then again they asked the blind man, "What do you say about Him yourself, since He has made your eyes to see?" He answered, "He is a prophet."
18 But the Jews did not believe that he had really been blind and that he had come to see again, until they called the parents of the man who saw again,
19 and asked them, "Is this your son, and do you affirm that he was born blind? If so, how is it then that he now can see?"
20 His parents answered, "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind. 21 But we do not know how it is that he now can see, or who it was that made his eyes to see. Ask him; he is of age; he can speak for himself." 22 His parents said this, because they were afraid of the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone owned Jesus as the Christ, he should be shut out of the synagogues. 23 This is why his parents said, "He is of age, ask him."
24 So a second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, "Give God the praise; we know this man is a sinner."
25 Then he answered, "I do not know whether He is a sinner. I do know one thing, that once I was blind but now I can see."
26 Again they said to him, "What did He do to you? How did He make your eyes to see again?"
27 He answered them, "I have already told you and you would not listen to me. Why do you want to hear it again? You do not want to become His disciples, do you?"
28 Then they jeered him, and said, "You are a disciple of His yourself, but we are disciples of Moses. 29 We do know that God spoke to Moses, but we do not know where this fellow comes from."
30 The man answered them, "Well, there is something strange about this! You do not know where He comes from! And yet He has made my eyes to see! 31 We know that God does not listen to sinful men, but He does listen to anyone who worships God and lives to do His will. 32 It has never been heard of in this world that anyone ever made the eyes of a man who was born blind to see. 33 If this man had not come from God, He could not have done anything like this."
34 Then they retorted, "You were born in total depravity, and yet you are trying to teach us!" And so they turned him out of the synagogue.
35 Jesus heard that they had turned the man out of the synagogue; so He found him and said to him, "Do you believe in the Son of Man yourself?"
36 He answered, "Who is He, sir? Tell me, so that I may believe in Him."
37 Jesus answered him, "You have seen Him; you are talking to Him right now!"
38 So he said, "Lord, I believe!" Then he worshiped Him.
39 Then Jesus said, "I have come into this world to judge people, so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind."
40 Some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard this, and asked Him, "We are not blind, are we?"
41 Jesus answered them, "If you were blind, you would not be guilty, but now you keep on claiming, 'We can see'; so your sin remains."