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John 9:1-41

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.

Spiritual Blindness

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.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Yohane 9:1-41

Yesu Sa Onifuraefo Bi Yare

1Yesu nam no, ohuu aberante bi a wɔwoo no onifuraefo, 2Nʼasuafo no bisaa no se, “Kyerɛkyerɛfo, hena na ɔyɛɛ bɔne, saa onifuraefo yi awofo anaa ɔno ankasa, nti na ɛma wɔwoo no onifuraefo yi?”

3Yesu buae se, “Ɛnyɛ nʼawofo anaa nʼankasa bɔne nti na nʼani afura. Na mmom nʼani afura sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a Onyankopɔn tumi bɛyɛ ne ho adwuma. 4Esiane sɛ adesae nkyɛ ba no nti ɛsɛ sɛ yɛyɛ nea ɔsomaa me no adwuma a ɔde ahyɛ yɛn nsa no. Sɛ ade sa a obiara ntumi nyɛ adwuma. 5Bere a mewɔ wiase yi de, mene wiase hann no.”

6Ɔkaa saa no ɔtee ntasu guu fam de fɔtɔw dɔte na ɔde dɔte no sraa onifuraefo no ani so. 7Na ɔka kyerɛɛ no se, “Kɔ ɔtare Siloa no mu, na kɔhohoro wʼanim.”9.7 Siloa nkyerɛase ne “Somaa”. Onifuraefo yi kɔ kɔhohoroo nʼanim san bae a, afei de ohu ade.

8Onifuraefo no afipamfo a wohuu no sɛ ɔte kwan ho srɛsrɛ ade no huu no no, wobisabisaa wɔn ho wɔn ho se, “Ɛnyɛ aberante a na ɔsrɛsrɛ ade no ni?”

9Ebinom kae se, “Ɛyɛ ɔno,” na afoforo nso kae se, “Dabi, ɛnyɛ ɔno na mmom sɛ na ɔsɛ no.”

Aberante yi kae se, “Ɛyɛ me.”

10Nnipa no bisaa no se, “Ɛyɛɛ dɛn na afei wuhu ade yi?”

11Obuaa wɔn se, “Ɔbarima bi a wɔfrɛ no Yesu no fɔtɔw dɔte na ɔde sraa mʼani so na ɔka kyerɛɛ me se, ‘Kɔ ɔtare Siloa mu na kɔhohoro wʼanim’. Mekɔ kɔhohoroo mʼanim wiee ara pɛ na mihuu ade.”

12Wɔsan bisaa no bio se, “Saa Yesu no wɔ he?”

Obuaa wɔn se, “Minnim.”

Farisifo Nsɛmmisa Wɔ Ayaresa No Ho

13Wɔde aberante a na nʼani afura no brɛɛ Farisifo no. 14Da a Yesu saa onifuraefo no yare no yɛ homeda. 15Farisifo no nso bisaa aberante no sɛnea ɛyɛe a afei de ohuu ade. Aberante no kaa sɛnea Yesu de dɔte a wafɔtɔw sraa nʼani so na ɔkɔhohoro ma ohuu ade no kyerɛɛ wɔn.

16Farisifo no mu bi kae se, “Onipa a ɔyɛɛ saa ade yi mfi Onyankopɔn hɔ, efisɛ onni homeda mmara no so.”

Afoforo nso kae se, “Ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na ɔdebɔneyɛni a ɔte sɛɛ yi betumi ayɛ saa anwonwadwuma yi?” Saa akyinnye yi maa mpaapaemu baa wɔn mu.

17Afei Farisifo yi san bisaa aberante no se, “Wo na wuse ɔma wuhuu ade, dɛn asɛm na woka fa ne ho?”

Aberante yi buae se, “Migye di sɛ ɔyɛ odiyifo a ofi Onyankopɔn nkyɛn.”

18Yudafo no annye anni ara da sɛ, na saa aberante no yɛ onifuraefo a afei de ohu ade, kosi sɛ wɔsoma ma wɔkɔfrɛɛ nʼawofo bae, 19ma wobisaa wɔn se, “Mo ba ni ana? Mokyerɛ sɛ mowoo no no, na ɔyɛ onifuraefo ana? Ɛyɛɛ dɛn na afei de ohu ade yi?”

20Nʼawofo no buae se, “Yegye to mu sɛ ɔyɛ yɛn ba, na yɛwoo no no nso, na ɔyɛ onifuraefo. 21Nanso yennim nea enti a afei de ohu ade yi. Saa ara nso na yennim onipa ko a ɔma ohuu ade no. Ɔno ara ni, nʼani nso afi a obetumi akasa ama ne ho nti mummisa no.” 22Nea ɛmaa nʼawofo no kaa saa ne sɛ, na wosuro Yudafo mpanyimfo no a wɔaka se, obiara a ɔbɛka se Yesu ne Agyenkwa no no, wɔbɛpam no afi asɔredan no mu hɔ no. 23Eyi nti na nʼawofo no kae se, “Nʼani afi a obetumi akasa ama ne ho enti mummisa no” no.

24Wɔsan frɛɛ aberante a na ɔyɛ onifuraefo no ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Hyɛ bɔ wɔ Onyankopɔn din mu se, asɛm a yɛrebebisa wo yi wubedi nokware. Yenim sɛ saa ɔbarima yi yɛ ɔdebɔneyɛni.”

25Aberante no buaa wɔn se, “Me de, sɛ ɔyɛ ɔdebɔneyɛni o, sɛ nso ɔyɛ onipa pa o, ɛno de, minnim. Nea minim ara ne sɛ kan no na meyɛ onifuraefo na afei de mihu ade.”

26Wobisaa no bio se, “Dɛn na ɔyɛɛ wo ma wuhuu ade?”

27Aberante no de abufuw buaa wɔn se, “Maka nokware no akyerɛ mo, nanso moantie. Dɛn bio na mopɛ sɛ meka kyerɛ mo? Anaasɛ mo nso mopɛ sɛ mobɛyɛ nʼasuafo?”

28Mpanyimfo no yeyaw no san kae se, “Wo mmom na woyɛ saa akoa no suani; na yɛn de, yɛyɛ Mose asuafo. 29Yenim pefee sɛ Onyankopɔn kasa kyerɛɛ Mose nanso saa Yesu yi de, yennim faako a ofi mpo!”

30Aberante yi ka kyerɛɛ mpanyimfo no se, “Ɛyɛ me nwonwa yiye sɛ obi a otumi ma onifuraefo hu ade no mutumi ka se munnim faako a ofi. 31Yenim sɛ Onyankopɔn ntie nnebɔneyɛfo asɛm; na mmom otie nnipa a wodi no ni na wɔyɛ nʼapɛde no. 32Efi adebɔ mfiase, yɛntee da sɛ obi ama onifuraefo ahu ade; 33sɛ ɔbarima yi mfi Onyankopɔn hɔ a anka ɔrentumi nyɛ anwonwade a ɛte sɛɛ.”

34Mpanyimfo no nso de abufuw buaa no se, “Ɔdebɔneyɛni te sɛ wo na wopɛ sɛ wokyerɛkyerɛ yɛn?” Wosunsum no fii asɔredan no mu hɔ.

Honhom Mu Anifurae

35Yesu tee sɛ wɔasunsum aberante no afi asɔredan no mu hɔ no, ɔhwehwɛɛ no bisaa no se, “Wugye Onipa Ba no di ana?”

36Aberante no buaa no se, “Me wura, kyerɛ me saa Onipa Ba no sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a megye no adi!”

37Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Woahu no dedaw; ɔno na ɔne wo rekasa yi.”

38Aberante no de anigye kae se, “Awurade, migye di.” Afei ɔkotow Yesu.

39Yesu kae se, “Mebaa wiase ha sɛ merebebu atɛn, na mama wɔn a wɔyɛ anifuraefo no ahu ade, na makyerɛ wɔn a wogye di sɛ wohu ade no sɛ, wɔyɛ anifuraefo.”

40Farisifo a na wogyinagyina hɔ no bisaa no se, “Wopɛ sɛ wokyerɛ sɛ yɛyɛ anifuraefo ana?”

41Yesu buaa wɔn se. “Sɛ mugye to mu sɛ moyɛ anifuraefo a, ɛno de anka munnni nea maka no ho fɔ. Esiane sɛ mugye to mu sɛ muhu ade nti motena afɔbu mu.”