Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind
1As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
6After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. 7“Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
8His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?” 9Some claimed that he was.
Others said, “No, he only looks like him.”
But he himself insisted, “I am the man.”
10“How then were your eyes opened?” they asked.
11He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”
12“Where is this man?” they asked him.
“I don’t know,” he said.
The Pharisees Investigate the Healing
13They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind. 14Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man’s eyes was a Sabbath. 15Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. “He put mud on my eyes,” the man replied, “and I washed, and now I see.”
16Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.”
But others asked, “How can a sinner perform such signs?” So they were divided.
17Then they turned again to the blind man, “What have you to say about him? It was your eyes he opened.”
The man replied, “He is a prophet.”
18They still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man’s parents. 19“Is this your son?” they asked. “Is this the one you say was born blind? How is it that now he can see?”
20“We know he is our son,” the parents answered, “and we know he was born blind. 21But how he can see now, or who opened his eyes, we don’t know. Ask him. He is of age; he will speak for himself.” 22His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, who already had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Messiah would be put out of the synagogue. 23That was why his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”
24A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. “Give glory to God by telling the truth,” they said. “We know this man is a sinner.”
25He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!”
26Then they asked him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”
27He answered, “I have told you already and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you want to become his disciples too?”
28Then they hurled insults at him and said, “You are this fellow’s disciple! We are disciples of Moses! 29We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don’t even know where he comes from.”
30The man answered, “Now that is remarkable! You don’t know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes. 31We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will. 32Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind. 33If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.”
34To this they replied, “You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!” And they threw him out.
35Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and when he found him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”
36“Who is he, sir?” the man asked. “Tell me so that I may believe in him.”
37Jesus said, “You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.”
38Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.
39Jesus said,9:38,39 Some early manuscripts do not have Then the man said… 39 Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”
40Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?”
41Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.
Isus vraća vid čovjeku slijepomu od rođenja
1Prolazeći onuda, ugleda čovjeka slijepoga od rođenja. 2Učenici ga zapitaju: “Učitelju, zašto se ovaj čovjek rodio slijep? Zbog svojih grijeha ili zbog grijeha svojih roditelja?”
3“Ni zbog svojih, ni zbog roditeljskih grijeha,” odgovori Isus, “već zato da se na njemu očituju Božja djela. 4Dok je dan, treba da radimo djela onoga koji me je poslao. Bliži se tama u kojoj prestaje svako djelo. 5Ali dok sam na svijetu, svjetlo sam svijeta.”
6Zatim pljune na zemlju, od pljuvačke načini blato, premaže njime slijepčeve oči 7i reče mu: “Idi i operi se u ribnjaku Siloamu.” (Siloam znači “Poslan”.) Čovjek ode kamo ga je poslao, umije se i vrati se gledajući.
8Susjedi i svi oni koji su ga prije poznavali kao slijepog prosjaka pitali su jedni druge: “Zar je to onaj slijepi prosjak?” 9Jedni su govorili: “Jest”, a drugi opet: “Nije; to ne može biti isti čovjek, ali neobično mu je sličan.”
Prosjak je pak tvrdio: “Ja sam taj isti čovjek.”
10Nato ga zapitaše kako to da vidi. “Što ti se dogodilo?”
11“Neki je čovjek, imenom Isus, načinio blato, premazao mi njime oči i rekao da odem do ribnjaka Siloama i da sperem blato. Učinio sam tako i sad vidim!” ispriča im čovjek.
12“Gdje je sada taj čovjek?” zapitaju ga. “Ne znam”, odgovori.
13Tada bivšega slijepca odvedu farizejima. 14Toga je dana, kad je Isus napravio blato i vratio mu vid, bila subota. 15Farizeji su ga iznova o svemu ispitali. On im opet reče: “Premazao mi je oči blatom, a onda sam se umio i progledao!”
16Neki farizeji kazaše: “Onda taj Isus nije od Boga jer krši subotu.” Drugi su pak rekli: “Ali kako bi običan grešnik mogao činiti takva čuda?” I tako među njima nastane velik razdor.
17Nakon toga farizeji opet upitaju nekadašnjeg slijepca: “Što ti kažeš o tom čovjeku koji ti je vratio vid?”
“On je prorok”, odgovori čovjek.
18Židovski poglavari nisu vjerovali da je on zaista bio slijep i da je progledao sve dok nisu dozvali njegove roditelje 19i zapitali ih: “Je li ovo vaš sin za kojega tvrdite da se slijep rodio? Kako to da sada vidi?”
20Roditelji odgovore: “Znamo da je ovo naš sin i da se rodio slijep. 21Ali ne znamo što mu se dogodilo da je odjednom progledao ni tko mu je to učinio. Dovoljno je star da sam govori. Njega upitajte!” 22Tako su rekli zbog straha od židovskih poglavara koji su objavili da će svatko tko prizna Isusa za Mesiju biti izopćen. 23Zato odgovore: “Dovoljno je star da sam govori. Njega upitajte!”
24Farizeji tada drugi put pozovu bivšega slijepca: “Odaj slavu Bogu, a ne Isusu jer znamo da je on grešnik.”
25“Je li grešnik, ne znam,” odgovori čovjek, “ali jedno znam: bio sam slijep, a sada vidim!”
26“Ali što ti je učinio?” upitaju ga. “Kako ti je vratio vid?”
27“Već sam vam jedanput rekao, ali me niste slušali. Zašto želite opet čuti? Zar i vi kanite postati njegovim učenicima?”
28Tada ga počnu vrijeđati: “Ti si njegov učenik, a mi smo Mojsijevi učenici. 29Znamo da je Bog govorio Mojsiju, a za ovoga ne znamo ništa, pa čak ni odakle je!”
30“To i jest čudno”, odgovori čovjek. “Vratio mi je vid, a vi još ne znate ni odakle je! 31Znamo da Bog ne sluša grešnike, ali sluša one koji ga poštuju i vrše njegovu volju. 32Nikada se još nije čulo da je tko vratio vid slijepcu od rođenja. 33Da taj čovjek nije od Boga, ne bi mogao takvo što učiniti.”
34“Zar ćeš nas ti učiti, koji si rođen u grijehu?” poviču oni i izbace ga iz sinagoge.
35Kad je Isus čuo što se dogodilo, pronađe čovjeka i reče mu: “Vjeruješ li u Sina Čovječjega?”9:35 U nekim rukopisima: u Sina Božjega.
36Čovjek odgovori: “A tko je on, gospodine, da u njega vjerujem?”
37“Vidio si ga već”, reče mu Isus. “Upravo razgovara s tobom.”
38A čovjek reče: “Da, Gospodine, vjerujem!” i padne ničice pred Isusom.
39Isus tada reče: “Došao sam na osudu svijetu: da progledaju oni koji ne vide te da oslijepe oni koji vide.”
40Farizeji koji su ondje stajali zapitaju ga: “Tvrdiš li ti to da smo mi slijepi?”
41“Da ste slijepi, ne biste imali grijeha”, odgovori im Isus. “Ali vaš grijeh ostaje jer tvrdite da vidite.”