Who’s Really Blind?
1 As he passed by he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3Jesus answered, “Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him. 4We have to do the works of the one who sent me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work. 5While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva, and smeared the clay on his eyes, 7and said to him, “Go wash in the Pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed, and came back able to see.13They brought the one who was once blind to the Pharisees. 14Now Jesus had made clay and opened his eyes on a sabbath. 15So then the Pharisees also asked him how he was able to see. He said to them, “He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and now I can see.” 16So some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, because he does not keep the sabbath.” [But] others said, “How can a sinful man do such signs?” And there was a division among them. 17So they said to the blind man again, “What do you have to say about him, since he opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”34They answered and said to him, “You were born totally in sin, and are you trying to teach us?” Then they threw him out.35When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, he found him and said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36He answered and said, “Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” 37Jesus said to him, “You have seen him and the one speaking with you is he.” 38He said, “I do believe, Lord,” and he worshiped him. 39 Then Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind.”