✣ The Healing of a Person Born Blind ✣
John 9And passing by he saw a persona blind from birth. 2 And his disciples askedb him saying: Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he be born blind? 3 Iēsous answered: Neither this man sinned nor his parents, but rather that the works of God be manifested in him. 4 We must be working the works of the one having sent me while it is day; when night comes no one is able to be working. 5 While I be in the world, I am the light of the world. 6 Having said these things he spat on the ground and made clay from the spit, and spread the clay on his eyes, 7 and said to him: Be going, wash in the pool of Siloam, which is being translated: The one having been sent. He went out therefore and washed, and he came seeing. 8 So the neighbors and those seeing him formerly, that he was a beggar, were saying: Is this not the one sitting and begging? 9 Others were saying that, This is he, others were saying: No, but he is like him. That one was saying that: I am he. 10 They were therefore saying to him: How were your eyes opened? 11 That one answered: The persona called Iēsous made clay and spread it on my eyes and said to me: Be going to Siloam and wash. Having gone therefore and having been washed I saw again. 12 And they said to him: Where is he? He says: I do not knowith
✣ The Pharisees Investigate the Healing ✣
13 They bring him to the Pharisees, the one once blind. 14 Now it was the Sabbath on the day Iēsous made the clay and opened his eyes. 15 Again therefore the Pharisees were askingb him how he saw again. So he said to them: He placed clay on my eyes, and I washed myself, and I see.
16 Some therefore of the Pharisees were saying: This persona is not from God, because he does not keep the Sabbath. But others were saying: How is a sinful man able to be doing such signs? And there was a division among them. 17 So they say again to the blind one: What do you say concerning him, since he opened your eyes? But he said that: He is a prophet.
18 So the Jews did not believe concerning him that he was blind and has regained sight until they called the parents of him having seen again, 19 and askedb them saying: Is this your son, whom you say was born blind? How then does he now see? 20 His parents therefore answered and said: We know that this is our son and that he was born blind. 21 But how he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not knowith Askb him, he has maturityc, he will speak for himself. 22 His parents said these things because they were fearing the Jews. For the Jews were already agreed that if anyone professed him to be Christ, he become expelled from the synagogue. 23 Because of this did his parents say that: He has maturityc, ask him.
24 So they called a second time the persona who was blind, and said to him: Give the glory to God, for we know that he is a sinful man. 25 That one therefore answered: If he is a sinner I do not knowith One thing I know, that being blind I now see. 26 They said therefore to him: What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes? 27 He answered them: I told you already and you did not hear: Why do you want to be hearing again? Do you too want to become his disciples?
28 And they reviled him and said: You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Mōsēs. 29 We know that God has spoken in Mōsēs, but we do not know whence he is. 30 The [blind] persona answered and said to them: But in this one is an amazing thing, that you do not know whence he is, and he opened my eyes. 31 We know that God does not hear sinners, but if anyone be godly and do his will, he hears this one. 32 From eternity it has not been heard that anyone opened the eyes of one born blind. 33 If this one was not from God, he would notd be able to be doing anything. 34 They answered and said to him: You were born entirely in sins, and you teach us? And they threw him out.
✣ Spiritual Blindness ✣
35 Iēsous heard that they threw him out, and having found him he said: Do you believe in the son of humanitya? 36 That one answered and said: And who is he, lord, that I believe in him? 37 Iēsous said to him: You have seen him and the one speaking with you is he. 38 So he said: I believe, Lord, and he worshipped him. 39 And Iēsous said: For judgment did I come into the world, in order that those not seeing may see, and those seeing may become blind. 40 Those of the Pharisees being with him heard these things, and said to him, Are we also blind?e 41 Iēsous said to them: If you were blind, you were not having sin. But now you say: We see. Your sin abides.
d Double negative, indicating emphasis.(↩33)
e Grammar indicates ‘no’ is expected.(↩40)