New International Version

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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Johana 9:1-41

Jesũ Kũhingũra Maitho ma Mũndũ Waciarĩtwo arĩ Mũtumumu

1Na rĩrĩa aathiiaga na njĩra-rĩ, akĩona mũndũ waciarĩtwo arĩ mũtumumu. 29:2 Joh 9:34; Ezek 18:20; Thaam 20:5Nao arutwo ake makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Rabii, nũũ wehirie, nĩ mũndũ ũyũ kana nĩ aciari ake, nĩgeetha aciarwo arĩ mũtumumu?”

39:3 Joh 11:4Nake Jesũ akiuga atĩrĩ, “Ti mũndũ ũyũ kana aciari ake mehirie. No ũndũ ũyũ wekĩkire nĩgeetha wĩra wa Ngai wonanio mũtũũrĩre-inĩ wake. 49:4 Joh 11:9; 12:35Rĩrĩa rĩothe arĩ mũthenya-rĩ, no nginya tũrute wĩra wa ũrĩa wandũmire. Ũtukũ nĩũrooka rĩrĩa gũtarĩ mũndũ ũngĩhota kũruta wĩra. 59:5 Joh 1:4Rĩrĩa ndĩ gũkũ thĩ, nĩ niĩ ũtheri wa thĩ.”

69:6 Mar 7:33; 8:23Na aarĩkia kuuga ũguo, agĩtua mata thĩ, akĩringia ndoro na mata macio, na akĩmĩhaka mũndũ ũcio maitho. 79:7 2Ath 5:10; Isa 35:5Akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Thiĩ ũgethambe Karia-inĩ ga Siloamu” (narĩo rĩĩtwa Siloamu nĩ kuuga Gũtũmwo.)9:7 Karia gaka kaarĩ kamwe ka mĩako ya kũrehe maaĩ Jerusalemu, na gaakĩtwo nĩ Hezekia. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio mũndũ ũcio agĩthiĩ na agĩĩthamba, na agĩũka mũciĩ akĩonaga.

8Nao andũ a itũũra rĩake na arĩa maamuonete mbere ĩyo akĩhooya ũteithio makĩũrania atĩrĩ, “Githĩ mũndũ ũyũ ti ũrĩa ũraikaraga thĩ ahooyage ũteithio?” 9Andũ amwe makiuga atĩ aarĩ we.

Nao arĩa angĩ makiuga atĩrĩ, “Aca, no kũhaana amũhaana.”

Nowe agĩkĩrĩrĩria kuuga atĩrĩ, “Nĩ niĩ mũndũ ũcio.”

10Nao makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Maitho maku makĩhingũkire atĩa?”

119:11 Joh 9:7Nake akĩmacookeria atĩrĩ, “Mũndũ ũrĩa metaga Jesũ nĩwe ũringirie ndoro aahaka maitho, anjĩĩra thiĩ ngeethambe Karia-inĩ ga Siloamu. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ndathiĩ na ndeethamba, na ndahota kuona.”

12Nao makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Mũndũ ũcio arĩ ha?”

Nake akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Niĩ ndiũũĩ.”

Afarisai Gũtuĩria Ũhoro wa Kũhonio kwa Mũtumumu Ũcio

13Nao magĩtwara mũndũ ũcio warĩ mũtumumu kũrĩ Afarisai. 149:14 Joh 5:9Na rĩrĩ, mũthenya ũcio Jesũ aaringirie ndoro na akĩhingũra maitho ma mũndũ ũcio warĩ wa Thabatũ. 15Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Afarisai o nao makĩmũũria ũrĩa aahotete kuona. Nake mũndũ ũcio akĩmacookeria atĩrĩ, “Aahakire ndoro maitho, na niĩ ndeethamba na rĩu nĩndĩrona.”

169:16 Joh 6:52Nao Afarisai amwe makiuga atĩrĩ, “Mũndũ ũyũ ndoimĩte kũrĩ Ngai, nĩgũkorwo ndamenyagĩrĩra Thabatũ.”

No arĩa angĩ makĩũria atĩrĩ, “Mũndũ mwĩhia ahota atĩa kũringa ciama ta ici?” Nĩ ũndũ ũcio makĩamũkana.

179:17 Math 21:11Mũthia-inĩ Afarisai acio makĩhũgũkĩra mũndũ ũcio warĩ mũtumumu, makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Wee ũkuuga atĩa ha ũhoro wake? Nĩwe araahingũrire maitho.”

Nake mũndũ ũcio agĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Nĩ mũnabii.”

18O na kũrĩ ũguo Ayahudi matiigana gwĩtĩkia ũhoro wa mũndũ ũcio atĩ aarĩ mũtumumu na atĩ nĩacookete kuona, nginya rĩrĩa maatũmanĩire aciari ake. 19Makĩmooria atĩrĩ, “Ũyũ nĩ mwana wanyu? Ũyũ nĩwe mũroiga aaciarirwo arĩ mũtumumu? Rĩu ahotete atĩa kuona?”

20Nao aciari ake magĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Ithuĩ tũũĩ nĩ mwana witũ na tũũĩ aaciarirwo arĩ mũtumumu. 21No ũrĩa ahotete kuona, kana ũrĩa ũmũhingũrire maitho make, ithuĩ tũtiũĩ. Mũũriei nĩ mũgima, nĩekwĩyarĩrĩria.” 229:22 Joh 7:13; Joh 12:42Aciari ake moigire ũguo nĩ ũndũ wa gwĩtigĩra Ayahudi, nĩgũkorwo Ayahudi nĩmarĩkĩtie gũtua atĩ mũndũ o wothe ũngiuga atĩ Jesũ nĩwe Kristũ nĩegũikio nja ya thunagogi. 23Nĩkĩo aciari ake moigire atĩrĩ, “Nĩ mũgima; mũũriei.”

249:24 Josh 7:19; Joh 9:16Magĩĩta mũndũ ũcio warĩ mũtumumu hĩndĩ ya keerĩ. Makĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Goocithia Ngai. Nĩtũũĩ mũndũ ũyũ nĩ mwĩhia.”

25Nake agĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Niĩ ndiũĩ kana nĩ mwĩhia kana ti mwĩhia. No njũũĩ ũndũ ũyũ ũmwe; ndĩraarĩ mũtumumu na rĩu nĩndĩrona!”

26Ningĩ makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Agwĩkire atĩa? Akũhingũrire maitho atĩa?”

27Nake akĩmacookeria atĩrĩ, “Nĩndamwĩra ũhoro o rĩu na inyuĩ mũtinathikĩrĩria. Mũrenda kũigua rĩngĩ nĩkĩ? O na inyuĩ nĩmũkwenda gũtuĩka arutwo ake?”

289:28 Joh 5:45Nao makĩmũruma, makĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Wee ũrĩ mũrutwo wa mũndũ ũyũ! Ithuĩ tũrĩ arutwo a Musa! 29Ithuĩ nĩtũũĩ atĩ Ngai nĩarĩirie Musa, no ha ũhoro wa mũndũ ũyũ-rĩ, tũtiũĩ o na kũrĩa oimĩte.”

30Nake mũndũ ũcio akĩmacookeria atĩrĩ, “Kaĩ ũcio nĩ ũrirũ-ĩ! Inyuĩ mũtiũĩ kũrĩa oimĩte, na nĩwe ũũhingũrire maitho. 319:31 Thab 34:15, 16; Isa 1:15Nĩtũũĩ atĩ Ngai ndathikagĩrĩria andũ ehia. Athikagĩrĩria mũndũ ũrĩa ũrĩ na ũngai na ũrĩa wĩkaga wendi wake. 32Gũtirĩ mũndũ ũrĩ waigua ũhoro wa mũndũ ũhingũrĩtwo maitho aciarĩtwo arĩ mũtumumu. 339:33 Joh 9:16Korwo mũndũ ũyũ ndoimĩte kũrĩ Ngai ndarĩ ũndũ angĩhota gwĩka.”

349:34 Joh 9:2Igũrũ rĩa ũhoro ũcio magĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Wee waciarirwo ũrĩ na mehia. Ũngĩkĩgeria atĩa gũtũruta!” Nao makĩmũikania na kũu nja.

Ũtumumu wa Kĩĩroho

35Jesũ nĩaiguire atĩ nĩmaikĩtie mũndũ ũcio nja, na rĩrĩa aamuonire akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Wee nĩwĩtĩkĩtie Mũrũ wa Mũndũ?”

369:36 Arom 10:14Nake mũndũ ũcio akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Mũthuuri ũyũ, ũcio nĩwe ũ? Njĩĩra, nĩgeetha ndĩmwĩtĩkie.”

379:37 Joh 4:26Nake Jesũ akiuga atĩrĩ, “Rĩu nĩũmuonete; nĩwe ũyũ ũraaria nawe.”

38Nake mũndũ ũcio akiuga atĩrĩ, “Mwathani, nĩndetĩkia,” na akĩmũthathaiya.

399:39 Joh 5:22; Math 13:13Ningĩ Jesũ akiuga atĩrĩ, “Njũkĩte gũkũ thĩ nĩ ũndũ wa gũtuanĩra ciira, nĩgeetha arĩa atumumu mahote kuona, nao arĩa monaga matuĩke atumumu.”

409:40 Arom 2:19Afarisai amwe arĩa maarĩ nake makĩigua akiuga ũguo, nao makĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Atĩ atĩa? O na ithuĩ tũrĩ atumumu?”

419:41 Joh 15:22, 24Nake Jesũ akĩmacookeria atĩrĩ, “Mũngĩrĩ atumumu-rĩ, mũtingĩrĩ na mehia; no rĩu tondũ muugaga atĩ nĩmuonaga-rĩ, mũgũikara o na wĩhia wanyu.”