Spanish, Castilian (La Nueva Biblia al Día)

John 9

Jesús sana a un ciego “de nacimiento

1Al pasar por cierto lugar, Jesús vio a un hombre que era ciego de nacimiento.

2—Rabí —le preguntaron los discípulos—, ¿por qué nació ciego este hombre? ¿Por sus propios pecados o por los pecados de sus padres?

3—Ni por sus propios pecados ni por los pecados de sus padres —respondió Jesús—, sino para que en él se manifieste el poder de las obras de Dios. 4En cuanto a mí, mientras dura la luz del día me es necesario llevar a cabo las obras que me señaló el que me ha enviado, porque luego viene la noche, cuando ya nadie puede trabajar. 5Pero entre tanto que yo esté en el mundo, seré luz del mundo.

6Dicho esto, escupió en la tierra, hizo lodo con la saliva y lo aplicó a los ojos del ciego. Luego le dijo:

7—Ve al estanque de Siloé (que significa “Enviado”) y lávate allí los ojos.

El hombre hizo lo que Jesús le había dicho: fue al estanque, se lavó los ojos y regresó viendo.

8Los vecinos de aquel ciego, y los que le conocían de verle en la calle, se preguntaban:

—¿No es éste el que se sentaba por aquí a pedir limosna?

9Unos decían: “Sí, es él”, y otros: “No es él, aunque se le parece”. Por su parte, él decía:

—¡Yo soy ese hombre!

10Algunos le preguntaron cómo es que podía ver siendo ciego de nacimiento, y él respondió:

11—Uno que se llama Jesús hizo un poco de lodo, me lo aplicó a los ojos y me dijo que fuera a lavármelos al estanque de Siloé. Así lo hice, y ahora veo.

12—¿Dónde está ese hombre? —le preguntaron. Él les dijo:

—No lo sé.

Las autoridades investigan “la sanidad del ciego

13Llevaron ante los fariseos al que había sido ciego, 14y como era sábado el día en que Jesús lo sanó, 15los fariseos comenzaron a hacerle preguntas sobre la forma en que había recibido la vista. Él se lo explicó:

—Me puso lodo en los ojos y me dijo que me lavase. Yo lo hice, y veo.

16Algunos de ellos decían:

—¡Ese Jesús no es de Dios, porque no guarda el sábado!

—¿Pero cómo podría un hombre pecador hacer semejantes señales milagrosas? —se preguntaban otros.

De esta manera discutían unos con otros sin lograr ponerse de acuerdo. 17Finalmente se volvieron al que había sido sanado y le preguntaron:

—¿Qué opinas tú de ese hombre que te dio la vista?

—A mí me parece que es un profeta de Dios —les respondió.

18Pero los dirigentes judíos no estaban convencidos de que aquel hombre que ahora veía hubiese sido ciego de nacimento. Por eso decidieron llamar a sus padres 19y les interrogaron:

—¿Es éste vuestro hijo, el que vosotros decís que nació ciego? Si eso es cierto, ¿cómo es que ahora ve?

20Respondieron los padres diciendo:

—Sabemos que este es nuestro hijo y que nació ciego. 21Lo que no sabemos es cómo obtuvo la vista ni quién se la dio. Pero él ya tiene edad para hablar por sí mismo, así que preguntádselo a él, y que os informe.

22-2Los padres hablaron de ese modo porque tenían miedo a los dirigentes judíos, los cuales ya habían acordado expulsar de la sinagoga a cualquiera que se atreviese a confesar que Jesús era el Mesías. 24Llamaron de nuevo al que había sido ciego, y le dijeron:

—¡Glorifica a Dios y dale las gracias por tu curación, pero no a Jesús, que es un hombre pecador!

25A esto él replicó:

—Si él es o no es un hombre pecador, yo no lo sé. Lo único que sé es que yo antes era ciego, y ahora veo.

26Ellos insistieron:

—¿Pero qué te hizo? ¿Cómo te curó?

27—Ya os lo he explicado, pero parece que no me entendéis. ¿O es, quizá, que no me oísteis bien?... Pero si me oísteis, ¿para qué me pedís que os lo vuelva a contar? ¿O acaso es que queréis haceros discípulos suyos?

28Entonces se pusieron a insultarle, y le decían:

—¡Tú sí eres un discípulo de ese hombre! ¡Nosotros lo somos solamente de Moisés!, 29porque sabemos que Dios habló a Moisés, pero ese individuo ni siquiera sabemos de dónde ha venido.

30—Pues eso es precisamente lo extraño, que vosotros no sepáis de dónde viene una persona que puede dar la vista a los ciegos. 31Sabemos que Dios no escucha a los pecadores, pero en cambio escucha a los que le adoran y cumplen su voluntad. 32Desde que el mundo es mundo, nadie había logrado abrirle los ojos a un ciego de nacimiento. 33Si este hombre no viniera de Dios, no habría podido hacer tal cosa.

34Furiosos, le increparon:

—¡Miserable pecador, cállate! ¿Pretendes darnos lecciones a nosotros?

Y lo expulsaron de allí.

La ceguera espiritual

35Más tarde, Jesús se enteró de lo ocurrido; y cuando se encontró de nuevo con el hombre, le dijo:

—¿Crees en el Hijo de Dios?

36—¿Quién es, Señor? Dímelo, para que pueda creer en él.

37—Pues ya lo has visto. Soy yo, que hablo contigo.

38—Creo en ti, Señor —dijo el hombre, y adoró a Jesús. 39Entonces Jesús agregó:

—Yo he venido al mundo para hacer juicio, para que los ciegos vean y los que ven se vuelvan ciegos.

40Algunos fariseos que andaban por allí, cerca de Jesús, oyeron esto y le preguntaron:

—¿Quieres decir que nosotros estamos ciegos?

41—Si de veras fuerais ciegos —les respondió Jesús—, no seríais culpables; pero sí que lo sois porque, al decir que veis, vuestro pecado permanece en vosotros.

Amplified Bible

John 9

Healing the Man Born Blind

1While He was passing by, He noticed a man [who had been] blind from birth. His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi (Teacher), who [a]sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but it was so that the works of God might be displayed and illustrated in him. We must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world [giving guidance through My word and works].” When He had said this, He spat on the ground and made mud with His saliva, and He spread the mud [like an ointment] on the man’s eyes. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of [b]Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went away and washed, and came back seeing. So the neighbors, and those who used to know him as a beggar, said, “Is not this the man who used to sit and beg?” Some said, “It is he.” Still others said, “No, but he looks like him.” But he kept saying, “I am the man.” 10 So they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?” 11 He replied, “The Man called Jesus made mud and smeared it on my eyes and told me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received my sight!” 12 They asked him, “Where is He?” He said, “I do not know.”

Controversy over the Man

13 Then they brought the man who was formerly blind to the Pharisees. 14 Now it was on a Sabbath day that Jesus made the mud and opened the man’s eyes. 15 So the Pharisees asked him again how he received his sight. And he said to them, “He smeared mud on my eyes, and I washed, and now I see.” 16 Then some of the Pharisees said, “This Man [Jesus] is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner (a non-observant Jew) do such signs and miracles?” So there was a difference of opinion among them. 17 Accordingly they said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him, since He opened your eyes?” And he said, “[It must be that] He is a [c]prophet!”

18 However, the Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they called the man’s parents. 19 They asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? Then how does he now see?” 20 His parents answered, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but as to how he now sees, we do not know; or who has opened his eyes, we do not know. Ask him [and stop asking us]; [d]he is of age, he will speak for himself and give his own account of it.” 22 His parents said this because they were afraid of [the leaders of] the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone acknowledged Jesus to be the Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue (excommunicated). 23 Because of this his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”

24 So a second time they called the man who had been [born] blind, and said to him, “Give God glory and praise [for your sight]! We know this Man [Jesus] is a sinner [separated from God].” 25 Then he answered, “I do not know whether He is a sinner [separated from God]; but one thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” 26 So they said to him, “What did He [actually] do to you? How did He open your eyes?” 27 He answered, “I already told you and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again and again? Do you want to become His disciples, too?” 28 And [at that remark] they stormed at him and jeered, “You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses! 29 We know [for certain] that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this Man, we do not know where He is from.” 30 The man replied, “Well, this is astonishing! You do not know where He comes from, and yet He opened my eyes! 31 We know [according to your tradition] that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone fears God and does His will, He hears him. 32 Since the [e]beginning of time it has never been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind. 33 If this Man were not from God, He would not be able to do anything [like this because God would not hear His prayer].” 34 They answered him, “You were [f]born entirely in sins [from head to foot], and you [presume to] teach us?” Then they threw him out [of the synagogue].

Jesus Affirms His Deity

35 Jesus heard that they had [g]put him out [of the synagogue], and finding him, He asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36 He answered, “Who is He, Sir? Tell me so that I may believe in Him.” 37 Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him, and [in fact] He is the one who is talking with you.” 38 And he said, “Lord, I believe [in You and Your word]!” And he worshiped Him [with reverence and awe]. 39 Then Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment [to separate those who believe in Me from those who reject Me—to declare judgment on those who choose to be separated from God], so that the sightless would see, and those who see would become blind.” 40 Some Pharisees who were with Him heard these things and said to Him, “Are we also blind?” 41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind [to spiritual things], you would have no sin [and would not be blamed for your unbelief]; but since you claim to have [spiritual] sight, [you have no excuse so] your sin and guilt remain.

Notas al pie

  1. John 9:2 It was a commonly held belief that suffering was punishment for a specific, personal sin.
  2. John 9:7 The ancient town of Siloam is now an Arab village named Silwan. It is east of Jerusalem and south of the Old City. The pool of Siloam was fed by the Gihon Spring in the Kidron Valley through a channel (Hezekiah’s tunnel) that carried water into Jerusalem.
  3. John 9:17 Prophets were able to foretell the future and perform other miracles under the power and direction of God.
  4. John 9:21 Anyone 13 years and one day old was considered of age.
  5. John 9:32 There is no OT record of any blind person being healed.
  6. John 9:34 See note v 2.
  7. John 9:35 I.e. excommunicated him.