Yokhanan 9 – יוחנן ט


1And as Yeshua passed by, He saw a man who was blind from his mother’s womb.  2And His Talmidim asked Him, saying, “Teacher, who did sin, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”  3Yeshua said to them, “Neither did he sin nor his parents, but that the works of Elohim might be seen in him.  4I must do the works of Him who sent me while it is day; the night comes when no man can work.  5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”  6When He said these words, He spat on the ground and mixed clay with His saliva, and He placed it on the eyes of the blind man.  7Then He said to him, “Go and wash in the immersion pool of Shilo’akh.”  He went and washed, and he came seeing.

8His neighbors and those who had seen him before begging, said, “Is not this he who used to sit down and beg?”  9Some said, “It is he;” and some said, “No, but he resembles him;” but he said, “I am he.”  10Then they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”  11He answered, saying to them, “A man whose name is Yeshua made clay and placed it on my eyes, and He said to me, ‘Go and wash in the water of Shilo’akh;’ and I went and washed, and I see.”  12They said to him, “Where is he?” He said to them, “I do not know.”

13So they brought to the P’rushim him who had been blind from his birth.  14Now it was Shabbat when Yeshua made the clay and opened his eyes.  15Again the P’rushim asked him, “How did you receive your sight?” He said to them, “He placed clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”  16Then some of the P’rushim said, “This man is not from Elohim, because He does not observe Shabbat;” others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do these miracles?” And there was a division among them.  17They said to the blind man again, “What do you say concerning Him who opened your eyes?” He said to them, “I say He is a navi.”  18But the Y’hudim did not believe concerning him that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight.  19And they asked them, “Is this your son who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?”  20His parents answered, saying, “We know that he is our son and that he was born blind.  21But how he sees now or who opened his eyes we do not know; he is of age, ask him, he will speak for himself.”  22His parents said these things because they were afraid of the Y’hudim; for the Y’hudim had decided already that if any man should confess that He is the Mashi’akh, they would put him out of the Beit K’nesset.  23For this reason his parents said, “He is of age, ask him.”  24So they called a second time the man who had been blind, and said to him, “Give praise to Elohim, for we know that this man is a sinner.”  25He answered, saying to them, “If he is  a  sinner I do not know;  but I do know one thing,  that I was blind,  and now, behold, I see.”  26They said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did he open your eyes?”  27He said to them, “I have already told you, and you did not listen; why do you want to hear it again? What, do you also want to become His Talmidim?”  28Then they cursed him and said to him, “You are His talmid, but we are Talmidim of Moshe.  29And we know that Elohim spoke with Moshe; but as for this man, we do not know where He is from.”  30The man answered, saying to them, “This is surprising that you do not know where He is from, and yet He opened my eyes.  31We know that Elohim does not hear the voice of sinners; but he hears the one who reveres Him and does His will.  32From ages past it has never been heard that a man opened the eyes of one who was born blind.  33If this man were not from Elohim, He could not have done this.”  34They answered, saying to him, “You were wholly born in sins, and yet do you teach us?” And they cast him out.

35And Yeshua heard that they had cast him out; and He found him and said to him, “Do you trust in Ben HaElohim?”  36He who was healed answered, saying, “Who is He, My Adon, so that I may trust in Him?”  37Yeshua said to him, “You have seen Him, and He is the one who is speaking with you.”  38He said, “I do trust, My Adon;” and he fell down and worshipped Him.

39Then Yeshua said to him, “I have come for the judgment of this world, so that those who cannot see may see, and those who see may become blind.”  40When some of the P’rushim who were with Him heard these words, they said to Him, “What, are we also blind?”  41Yeshua said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see;’ because of this your sin remains.”

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