The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

83. Healing the Man Born Blind

        1As Jesus passed by, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. 2And his disciples asked him, “Master, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”a
        3Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be made manifest in him. 4We must do the works of him who sent me while it is day; for the night comes when no one can work. 5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
        6As he said this, he spat on the ground and made clay with the spittle and applied the clay to the man's eyes, 7saying to him: “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam.”
       So he went and washed and came back seeing. 8The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar, said, “Is not this the man who used to sit and beg?”
        9Some said, "It is he"; others said, “No, but he is like him.”
       He said, “I am he.”
        10They said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?”
        11He answered, “A man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes, and said to me, 'Go to Siloam and wash'; so I went and washed and received my sight.”
        12They said to him, “Where is he?”
        He said, “I do not know.”
        (Jn. 9:1–12)

a   “Master, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”—The Jews tended to believe that such cases of blindness at birth were the result of the sins of the parents.

Jn. 9:1   As Jesus passed / As he passed (RSV) • man who had been blind from birth (Rieu) / man blind from his birth (KJV)
Jn. 9:2   him, “Master, who (“Rabbi” translated “Master”) / him, “Rabbi, who (RSV)
Jn. 9:4   must do the / must work the (RSV) • for the night / night (RSV)
Jn. 9:6   clay with the spittle (TCNT) / clay of spittle (RSV) • and applied the clay to the (NASB) / and anointed the (RSV) • eyes, / eyes with the clay, (RSV)
Jn. 9:7   Siloam.” / Siloam” (which means sent). (RSV)
Jn. 9:9   am he.” (KJV) / am the man." (RSV)
Jn. 9:11  A man (KJV) / The man (RSV)   (164:3/1811–3)