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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.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Yohane 9:1-41

Yesu Sa Onifirani Bi Yadeɛ

1Yesu nam no, ɔhunuu aberanteɛ bi a wɔwoo no onifirani, 2Nʼasuafoɔ no bisaa no sɛ, “Ɔkyerɛkyerɛfoɔ, saa onifirani yi awofoɔ bɔne a wɔyɛeɛ anaa ɔno ankasa bɔne enti na ama nʼani afira yi?”

3Yesu buaa sɛ, “Ɛnyɛ nʼawofoɔ anaa nʼankasa bɔne enti na nʼani afira. Na mmom, nʼani afira sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a Onyankopɔn tumi bɛyɛ ne ho adwuma. 4Esiane sɛ adesaeɛ nkyɛre ba no enti, ɛsɛ sɛ yɛyɛ deɛ ɔsomaa me no adwuma a ɔde ahyɛ yɛn nsa no. Sɛ adeɛ sa a, obiara ntumi nyɛ adwuma. 5Ɛberɛ a mewɔ ewiase yi deɛ, mene ewiase hann no.”

6Ɔkaa saa no, ɔtee ntasuo guu fam de fotɔɔ dɔteɛ na ɔde dɔteɛ no sraa onifirani no ani so. 7Na ɔka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Kɔ ɔtadeɛ Siloa no mu, na kɔhohoro wʼanim.”9.7 Siloa nkyerɛaseɛ ne “Somaa”. Onifirani yi kɔ kɔhohoroo nʼanim san baeɛ a, afei deɛ ohunu adeɛ.

8Onifirani no afipamfoɔ a wɔhunuu no sɛ ɔte ɛkwan ho srɛsrɛ adeɛ no hunuu no no, wɔbisabisaa wɔn ho wɔn ho sɛ, “Ɛnyɛ aberanteɛ a na ɔsrɛsrɛ adeɛ no ni?”

9Ebinom kaa sɛ, “Ɛyɛ ɔno,” na afoforɔ nso kaa sɛ, “Dabi, ɛnyɛ ɔno, na mmom, sɛ na ɔsɛ no.”

Aberanteɛ yi kaa sɛ, “Ɛyɛ me.”

10Nnipa no bisaa no sɛ, “Ɛyɛɛ dɛn na afei wohunu adeɛ yi?”

11Ɔbuaa wɔn sɛ, “Ɔbarima bi a wɔfrɛ no Yesu no fotɔɔ dɔteɛ na ɔde sraa mʼani so na ɔka kyerɛɛ me sɛ, ‘Kɔ ɔtadeɛ Siloa mu na kɔhohoro wʼanim’. Enti, mekɔeɛ. Mehohoroo mʼanim wieeɛ pɛ na mehunuu adeɛ.”

12Wɔsane bisaa no bio sɛ, “Saa Yesu no wɔ he?”

Ɔbuaa wɔn sɛ, “Mennim.”

Farisifoɔ Nsɛmmisa Wɔ Ayaresa No Ho

13Wɔde aberanteɛ a na nʼani afira no brɛɛ Farisifoɔ no. 14Ɛda a Yesu saa onifirani no yadeɛ no, na ɛyɛ homeda. 15Farisifoɔ no nso bisaa aberanteɛ no sɛdeɛ ɛyɛeɛ a afei deɛ ɔhunuu adeɛ. Aberanteɛ no ka kyerɛɛ wɔn sɛdeɛ Yesu de dɔteɛ a wɔafɔtɔ sraa nʼani so na ɔkɔhohoroeɛ na ɔhunuu adeɛ no.

16Farisifoɔ no mu bi kaa sɛ, “Onipa a ɔyɛɛ saa adeɛ yi mfiri Onyankopɔn hɔ, ɛfiri sɛ, ɔnni homeda mmara no so.”

Afoforɔ nso kaa sɛ, “Ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na ɔdebɔneyɛfoɔ a ɔte sɛɛ yi bɛtumi ayɛ saa anwanwadwuma yi?” Saa akyinnyeɛ yi maa mpaapaemu baa wɔn mu.

17Afei Farisifoɔ yi sane bisaa aberanteɛ no sɛ, “Wo na wose ɔma wohunuu adeɛ, ɛdeɛn asɛm na woka fa ne ho?”

Aberanteɛ yi buaa sɛ, “Megye di sɛ ɔyɛ odiyifoɔ a ɔfiri Onyankopɔn nkyɛn.”

18Yudafoɔ no annye anni ara da sɛ, na saa aberanteɛ no yɛ onifirani a afei deɛ ɔhunu adeɛ, kɔsi sɛ wɔsoma ma wɔkɔfrɛɛ nʼawofoɔ baeɛ 19ma wɔbisaa wɔn sɛ, “Mo ba ni anaa? Mokyerɛ sɛ mowoo no no, na ɔyɛ onifirani anaa? Ɛyɛɛ dɛn na afei deɛ ɔhunu adeɛ yi?”

20Nʼawofoɔ no buaa sɛ, “Yɛgye tom sɛ ɔyɛ yɛn ba, na yɛwoo no no nso, na ɔyɛ onifirani. 21Nanso yɛnnim deɛ enti a afei deɛ ɔhunu adeɛ yi. Saa ara nso na yɛnnim onipa ko a ɔma ɔhunuu adeɛ no. Ɔno ara ni, nʼani nso afi a ɔbɛtumi akasa ama ne ho enti mommisa no.” 22Deɛ ɛmaa nʼawofoɔ no kaa saa ne sɛ, na wɔsuro Yudafoɔ mpanimfoɔ no a wɔaka sɛ, obiara a ɔbɛka sɛ Yesu ne Agyenkwa no no, wɔbɛpam no afiri asɔredan no mu hɔ no. 23Yei enti na nʼawofoɔ no kaa sɛ, “Nʼani afi a ɔbɛtumi akasa ama ne ho enti mommisa no” no.

24Wɔsane frɛɛ aberanteɛ a na ɔyɛ onifirani no ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Hyɛ bɔ wɔ Onyankopɔn din mu sɛ, asɛm a yɛrebɛbisa wo yi wobɛdi nokorɛ. Yɛnim sɛ saa ɔbarima yi yɛ ɔdebɔneyɛfoɔ.”

25Aberanteɛ no buaa wɔn sɛ, “Me deɛ, sɛ ɔyɛ ɔdebɔneyɛfoɔ o, sɛ nso ɔyɛ onipa pa o, ɛno deɛ, mennim. Deɛ menim ara ne sɛ, kane no na meyɛ onifirani na afei deɛ mehunu adeɛ.”

26Wɔbisaa no bio sɛ, “Ɛdeɛn na ɔyɛɛ wo ma wohunuu adeɛ?”

27Aberanteɛ no de abufuo buaa wɔn sɛ, “Maka nokorɛ no akyerɛ mo, nanso moantie. Ɛdeɛn bio na mopɛ sɛ meka kyerɛ mo? Anaasɛ mo nso mopɛ sɛ mobɛyɛ nʼasuafoɔ?”

28Mpanimfoɔ no yeyaa no sane kaa sɛ, “Wo mmom na woyɛ saa akoa no suani; na yɛn deɛ, yɛyɛ Mose asuafoɔ. 29Yɛnim pefee sɛ Onyankopɔn kasa kyerɛɛ Mose, nanso saa Yesu yi deɛ, faako a ɔfiri mpo, yɛnnim!”

30Aberanteɛ yi ka kyerɛɛ mpanimfoɔ no sɛ, “Ɛyɛ me nwanwa yie sɛ obi a ɔtumi ma onifirani hunu adeɛ no, motumi ka sɛ monnim faako a ɔfiri. 31Yɛnim sɛ Onyankopɔn ntie nnebɔneyɛfoɔ asɛm; na mmom ɔtie nnipa a wɔdi no ni na wɔyɛ nʼapɛdeɛ no. 32Ɛfiri adebɔ ahyɛaseɛ yɛntee da sɛ obi ama onifirani ahunu adeɛ da; 33sɛ ɔbarima yi mfiri Onyankopɔn hɔ a, anka ɔrentumi nyɛ anwanwadeɛ a ɛte sei.”

34Mpanimfoɔ no nso de abufuo buaa no sɛ, “Ɔdebɔneyɛfoɔ te sɛ wo na wopɛ sɛ wokyerɛkyerɛ yɛn?” Wɔsunsum no firii asɔredan no mu hɔ.

Honhom Mu Anifiraeɛ

35Ɛberɛ a Yesu tee sɛ wɔsunsum aberanteɛ no firii asɔredan no mu hɔ no no, ɔhwehwɛɛ no bisaa no sɛ, “Wogye Onipa Ba no di anaa?”

36Aberanteɛ no buaa no sɛ, “Me wura, kyerɛ me saa Onipa Ba no sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a mɛgye no adi!”

37Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no sɛ, “Woahunu no dada; ɔno na ɔne wo rekasa yi.”

38Aberanteɛ no de anigyeɛ kaa sɛ, “Awurade, megye medi.” Afei, ɔkotoo Yesu.

39Yesu kaa sɛ, “Mebaa ewiase ha sɛ merebɛbu atɛn, na mama wɔn a wɔyɛ anifirafoɔ no ahunu adeɛ, na makyerɛ wɔn a wɔgye di sɛ wɔhunu adeɛ no sɛ, wɔyɛ anifirafoɔ.”

40Farisifoɔ a na wɔgyinagyina hɔ no bisaa no sɛ, “Wopɛ sɛ wokyerɛ sɛ yɛyɛ anifirafoɔ anaa?”

41Yesu buaa wɔn sɛ. “Sɛ mogye tom sɛ moyɛ anifirafoɔ a, ɛnneɛ anka monni deɛ maka no ho fɔ. Esiane sɛ mogye to mu sɛ mohunu adeɛ enti motena afɔbuo mu.”