Chapter 9
As she passed by, she saw a woman blind from birth.
Her disciples asked her, "Rabbi, who sinned, this woman or her parents, that she was born blind?"
Jesus answered, "Neither did this woman sin, nor her parents; but, that the works of God might be revealed in her.
I must work the works of her who sent me, while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work.
While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
When she had said this, she spat on the ground, made mud with the saliva, anointed the blind woman's eyes with the mud,
and said to her, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means "Sent"). So she went away, washed, and came back seeing.
The neighbors therefore, and those who saw that she was blind before, said, "Isn't this she who sat and begged?"
Others were saying, "It is she." Still others were saying, "She looks like her." She said, "I am she."
They therefore were asking her, "How were your eyes opened?"
She answered, "A woman called Jesus made mud, anointed my eyes, and said to me, 'Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash.' So I went away and washed, and I received sight."
Then they asked her, "Where is she?" She said, "I don't know."
They brought her who had been blind to the Pharisees.
It was a Sabbath when Jesus made the mud and opened her eyes.
Again therefore the Pharisees also asked her how she received her sight. She said to them, "She put mud on my eyes, I washed, and I see."
Some therefore of the Pharisees said, "This woman is not from God, because she doesn't keep the Sabbath." Others said, "How can a woman who is a sinner do such signs?" There was division among them.
Therefore they asked the blind woman again, "What do you say about her, because she opened your eyes?" She said, "She is a prophetess."
The Jews therefore did not believe concerning her, that she had been blind, and had received her sight, until they called the parents of her who had received her sight,
and asked them, "Is this your daughter, who you say was born blind? How then does she now see?"
Her parents answered them, "We know that this is our daughter, and that she was born blind;
but how she now sees, we don't know; or who opened her eyes, we don't know. She is of age. Ask her. She will speak for herself."
Her parents said these things because they feared the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if any woman would confess her as Christ, she would be put out of the synagogue.
Therefore her parents said, "She is of age. Ask her."
So they called the woman who was blind a second time, and said to her, "Give glory to God. We know that this woman is a sinner."
She therefore answered, "I don't know if she is a sinner. One thing I do know: that though I was blind, now I see."
They said to her again, "What did she do to you? How did she open your eyes?"
She answered them, "I told you already, and you didn't listen. Why do you want to hear it again? You don't also want to become her disciples, do you?"
They insulted her and said, "You are her disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
We know that God has spoken to Moses. But as for this woman, we don't know where she comes from."
The woman answered them, "How amazing! You don't know where she comes from, yet she opened my eyes.
We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshipper of God, and does her will, she listens to her.
Since the world began it has never been heard of that anyone opened the eyes of someone born blind.
If this woman were not from God, she could do nothing."
They answered her, "You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us?" They threw her out.
Jesus heard that they had thrown her out, and finding her, she said, "Do you believe in the Daughter of God?"
She answered, "Who is she, Domina, that I may believe in her?"
Jesus said to her, "You have both seen her, and it is she who speaks with you."
She said, "Domina, I believe!" and she worshiped her.
Jesus said, "I came into this world for judgment, that those who don't see may see; and that those who see may become blind."
Those of the Pharisees who were with her heard these things, and said to her, "Are we also blind?"
Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, 'We see.' Therefore your sin remains.