Son of Man
Dost thou believe on the Son of man? ~John 9:35
CHAPTER 9: VERSE 1
And passing by he saw a man blind from his birth.
And his disciples asked him, saying:
Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his
parents, that he was born blind?
Neither this man sinned nor his
parents, but that the works of God
might be manifested in him.
We must work the works of him that
sent us while it is day: there
comes night, when no man can work.
While I am in the world, I am the
Light of the world.
He said these things, and spat on the ground, and made clay
of the spittle, and anointed his eyes with the clay,
And said to him:
Go wash in the pool of Siloam,
which is, translated. Sent. He went
therefore and washed, and came
The neighbors therefore, and those that had seen him before,
that he was a beggar, said:
Is not this he that sat and begged?
Others said that this is he;
No, but he is like him.
I am he.
They therefore said to him:
How were thy eyes opened?
The man that is called Jesus made
clay and anointed my eyes, and said
to me: Go to Siloam and wash.
Having gone therefore and washed, I
They said to him:
Where is he?
I know not.
They bring to the Pharisees him that was formerly blind.
And it was a sabbath on the day in which Jesus made clay and
opened his eyes.
Again therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had
He said to them:
He put clay upon my eyes and I
washed and do see.
Some of the Pharisees therefore said:
This man is not from God, for he
keeps not the sabbath.
How can a man a sinner do such
And there was a division among them.
They say therefore to the blind man again:
What sayest thou of him, because he
has opened thy eyes?
He is a prophet.
The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him, that he
was blind and had received sight, till they had called the
parents of him that had received sight,
…and asked them, saying:
Is this your son, of whom you say
that he was born blind? How, then,
does he now see?
His parents therefore answered and said:
We know that this is our son, and
that he was born blind;
…but how he now sees we know not,
or who opened his eyes we know not:
ask him; he is of age: he shall
speak for himself
These things said his parents because they feared the Jews;
for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should
confess him to be Christ, he should be put out of the
For this reason his parents said that he is of age, ask him.
They therefore a second time called the man that had been
blind, and said to him:
Give glory to God: we know that
this man is a sinner.
He then answered:
If he is a sinner, I know not: one
thing I know, that, being blind, I
They said therefore to him:
What did he for thee? How opened he
He answered them:
I have told you already, and you
did not hear: why will you hear
again? Will you also become his
They reviled him and said:
Thou art a disciple of that man,
but we are Moses’ disciples.
…we know that God spoke to Moses,
but this man, we know not whence he
The man answered and said to them:
Why, in this is that which is
wonderful, that you know not whence
he is, and yet he has opened my
We know that God hears not sinners,
but if anyone be a worshiper of God
and do his will, him he hears.
Never was it heard that any one
opened the eyes of one that had
been born blind:
…if this man were not of God, he
could do nothing.
They answered and said to him:
Thou wast altogether born in sins,
and dost thou teach us?
And they cast him out.
Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and he found him and
Dost thou believe on the Son of
He answered and said:
And who is he, Lord, that I may
believe on him?
Jesus said to him:
Thou hast both seen him, and he it
is that talks with thee.
Lord, I believe;
…and he worshiped him.
And Jesus said:
For judgment have I come into this
world, that those that see not may
see, and that those that see may
Some of the Pharisees that were with him heard, and said to
Are we also blind?
Jesus said to them:
If you were blind, you would not
have sin; but now you say: We see:
your sin remains.