Modern Literal Version
[John 9]




     9:1 And passing by, he saw a man blind from his birth. 9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this one or his parents, that* he should be born blind?



     9:3 Jesus answered, Neither did this one sin, nor his parents, but in order that the works of God should be manifest in him.9:4It is essential for me to work the works of the one who sent me, while it is day. The night is coming, when no one is able to work.9:5Whenever I am in the world, I am the light of the world.9:6 Having said these things, he spits on the level-ground and made*clay from the spit and anointed the clay on the eyes of the blind man, 9:7 and said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is by translation, Sent). Therefore, he went away and washed and came back seeing.



     9:8 Therefore the neighbors and those viewing him beforehand, that he was blind, were saying, Is this one not the one, sitting and begging earlier? 9:9 Others were saying, It is he. But others said, He is similar to him.



     That man said, I am he.



     9:10 Therefore they were saying to him, How were your eyes opened?



     9:11 That man answered and said, A man called* Jesus made* clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, Go to the pool of Siloam and wash. And I went away and washed and I recovered mysight.



     9:12 Therefore they said to him, Where is that man?



     He says, I do not know.



     9:13 They lead him to the Pharisees, the previously blind one. 9:14 Now it was the Sabbath when Jesus made* the clay and opened his eyes. 9:15 Therefore, again the Pharisees were also asking him how he recovered his sight.



     Now he said to them, He placed clay upon my eyes and I washed and I can see.



     9:16 Therefore, some out of the Pharisees were saying, This man is not from God, because he is not keeping the Sabbath.



     Others said, How is a man, a sinner, able to do such signs? And there was a split among them.9:17 They say to the blind man again, What do you say concerning him, in that he opened your eyes?



     Now he said, He is a prophet.



     9:18 Therefore the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he was blind and had recovered his sight, until which time they summoned the parents of the one who had recovered his sight, 9:19and asked them, saying, Is this yourĎ son, who youĎ say was born blind? Therefore how does he see now?



     9:20 But his parents answered and said, We know that this is our son and that he was born blind; 9:21 but how he can now see, we do not know; or who opened his eyes, we do not know. He has come of age*; askĎ him; he will be speaking concerning himself. 9:22 His parents said these things, because they feared the Jews; for* the Jews, themselves, had covenanted already, in order that if anyone confesses him as Christ, he should become expelled from the synagogue. 9:23Because of this, his parents said, He has come of age*; askĎ him.



     9:24 So they summoned the man who was blind a second-time and said to him, Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.



     9:25 Therefore that man answered and said, I do not know if he is a sinner. I know one thing, that I was blind, but now I can see.



     9:26 But they said to him again, What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?



     9:27 He answered them, I spoke to youĎ already and youĎ did not hear; why are youĎ wishing to hear it again? Do youĎ wish also to become his disciples?



     9:28 They reviled him and said, You are a disciple of that man, but we are disciples of Moses.9:29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but this one, we do not know where he is from.



     9:30 The man answered and said to them, For* a marvelous thing is in this, because youĎ do not know where he is from and yet he opened my eyes. 9:31 But we know that God does not hear sinners, but if anyone is God-fearing and if he is practicing his will, he hears him. 9:32 It has notbeen heard from the beginning of the world, that anyone has opened the eyes of one who had been born blind. 9:33 If this one was not from God, he would be unable to do anything.



     9:34 They answered and said to him, You were born entirely in sins and you are teaching us! And they cast him outside.



     9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him outside, and having found him, he said to him, Do you believe in the Son of God?



     9:36 That man answered and said, Who is he, Lord, in order that I should believe in him?



     9:37 Now Jesus said to him, You have both seen him and he who speaks with you is that man.



     9:38 But he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshiped him.



     9:39 And Jesus said, I came into this world *for judgment, in order that those who do not see, may see, and those who see, may become blind.



     9:40 And those who were with him from the Pharisees heard these things and said to him, We are not also blind, are we?



     9:41 Jesus said to them, If youĎ were blind, youĎ would have no sin, but now youĎ say, We see, therefore yourĎ sin remains.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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