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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.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Yokaana 9:1-41

Yesu Awonya Omuzibe w’Amaaso

1Awo Yesu bwe yali ng’atambula, n’alaba omusajja eyazaalibwa nga muzibe w’amaaso. 29:2 a Mat 23:7 b nny 34; Luk 13:2; Bik 28:4 c Ez 18:20 d Kuv 20:5; Yob 21:19Abayigirizwa be ne bamubuuza nti, “Labbi, ani eyayonoona, ono oba bazadde be alyoke azaalibwe nga muzibe w’amaaso?”

39:3 Yk 11:4Yesu n’addamu nti, “Ku bonna omusajja ono newaakubadde bazadde be tekuliiko yayonoona, wabula kino kyabaawo emirimu gya Katonda girabikire ku ye. 49:4 Yk 11:9; 12:35Kale kitugwanidde okukola emirimu gy’oyo eyantuma, obudde nga bukyali misana. Ekiro kijja omuntu mw’atasobolera kukola. 59:5 Yk 1:4; 8:12; 12:46Kyokka Nze bwe mbeera mu nsi mba musana gwa nsi.”

69:6 Mak 7:33; 8:23Yesu bwe yamala okwogera bw’atyo, n’awanda amalusu ku ttaka n’atabula, n’alisiiga ku maaso g’omusajja oyo. 79:7 a nny 11; 2Bk 5:10; Luk 13:4 b Is 35:5; Yk 11:37N’amugamba nti, “Genda onaabe mu kidiba kya Sirowamu,” amakulu nti, “Eyatumibwa”. Awo omusajja n’agenda, n’anaaba, n’adda ng’alaba.

89:8 Bik 3:2, 10Baliraanwa b’oyo eyawonyezebwa era n’abalala abaali bamumanyi nga muzibe w’amaaso, asabiriza, ne beebuuzaganya nti, “Ono si ye musajja oli eyatuulanga wali ng’asabiriza?” 9Abamu ne bagamba nti, “Ye ye,” abalala ne bagamba nti, “Nedda, anaamufaanana bufaananyi.” Kyokka ye n’abagamba nti, “Ye nze ddala.” 10Bo kwe ku mubuuza nti, “Kale amaaso go gaazibuse gatya?” 119:11 nny 7N’abategeeza nti, “Omuntu ayitibwa Yesu, yatabula ettaka n’alinsiiga ku maaso, n’andagira nti, ‘Genda e Sirowamu onaabe.’ Ne ŋŋenda ne naaba, ne nsobola okulaba.”

12Ne bamubuuza nti, “Ali ludda wa?” N’addamu nti, “Simanyi.”

Abafalisaayo Bakemekkereza Eyawonyezebwa

13Awo ne batwala omusajja eyali omuzibe w’amaaso eri Abafalisaayo. 149:14 Yk 5:9Olunaku olwo Yesu lwe yatabulirako ettaka n’azibula omusajja oyo amaaso, lwali lwa Ssabbiiti. 159:15 nny 10Abafalisaayo nabo ne babuuza omuntu oyo engeri gye yazibuka amaaso. Awo n’ababuulira ng’agamba nti, “Yesu yatabula ettaka n’alinsiiga ku maaso, ne naaba, kaakano ndaba.”

169:16 a Mat 12:2 b Yk 6:52; 7:43; 10:19Abamu ku bo ne bagamba nti, “Omusajja oyo Yesu teyava wa Katonda kubanga takwata Ssabbiiti.” Kyokka abalala ne bagamba nti, “Omuntu omwonoonyi ayinza atya okukola eby’amagero ebifaanana bwe bityo?” Ne wabaawo okwawukana kunene mu bo.

179:17 Mat 21:11Awo Abafalisaayo ne bakyukira omusajja eyali omuzibe w’amaaso ne bamubuuza nti, “Omuntu oyo eyakuzibula amaaso olowooza wa ngeri ki?”

Omusajja n’addamu nti, “Ndowooza nnabbi.”

189:18 Yk 1:19Ne batakkiriza nti omusajja oyo yali muzibe, okutuusa lwe baayita abazadde be, 19ne bababuuza nti, “Ono mutabani wammwe? Era yazaalibwa nga muzibe wa maaso? Kale obanga bwe kiri kaakano asobola atya okulaba?”

20Bakadde be ne baddamu nti, “Tumanyi ng’oyo ye mutabani waffe era nga yazaalibwa muzibe wa maaso. 21Naye engeri gye yazibukamu amaaso tetugimanyi, era n’eyamuzibula amaaso tetumumanyi. Wuuyo musajja mukulu mumwebuulize ajja kweyogerera.” 229:22 a Yk 7:13 b nny 34; Luk 6:22 c Yk 12:42; 16:2Ekyaboogeza batyo lwa kutya Bayudaaya. Kubanga Abayudaaya baali bamaze okuteesa nti buli ayatula nti Yesu ye Kristo agobebwe mu kuŋŋaaniro. 239:23 nny 21Ekyo kye kyaboogeza nti, “Wuuyo musajja mukulu mumwebuulize.”

249:24 a Yos 7:19 b nny 16Awo ate ne bongera okuyita omusajja eyali omuzibe w’amaaso ne bamugamba nti, “Gulumiza Katonda, kubanga tumanyi omusajja oyo mwonoonyi.”

25Omusajja n’addamu nti, “Oba mwonoonyi oba si mwonoonyi simanyi, wabula kye mmanyi kiri kimu nti nnali muzibe w’amaaso, naye kaakano ndaba.”

26Kyebaava bamubuuza nti, “Kiki kye yakola? Amaaso yagazibula atya?”

279:27 nny 15Omusajja n’addamu nti, “Nabategeezezza dda ne mutawuliriza. Lwaki ate mwagala mbaddiremu? Nammwe mwagala kufuuka bayigirizwa be?” 289:28 Yk 5:45Ne bamuvuma ne bamugamba nti, “Ggwe oli muyigirizwa we. Naye ffe tuli bayigirizwa ba Musa. 299:29 Yk 8:14Ffe tumanyi nga Katonda yayogera ne Musa, naye oyo tetumanyi gy’ava.”

30Ye n’addamu nti, “Kino kitalo, mmwe obutamanya gye yava ate nga nze yanzibula amaaso. 319:31 Lub 18:23-32; Zab 34:15, 16; 66:18; 145:19, 20; Nge 15:29; Is 1:15; 59:1, 2; Yk 15:7; Yak 5:16-18; 1Yk 5:14, 15Tumanyi nti Katonda tawulira balina bibi, naye awulira abo abamutya era abakola by’ayagala. 32Ensi kasookedde ebaawo tewalabikangawo yali azibudde maaso ga muntu eyazaalibwa nga muzibe wa maaso. 339:33 nny 16; Yk 3:2Kale omuntu ono eyanzibula amaaso singa teyava wa Katonda ekyo teyandikisobodde.”

349:34 a nny 2 b nny 22, 35; Is 66:5Awo ne bamuboggolera nga bagamba nti, “Ggwe eyazaalirwa mu bibi, ggw’oyigiriza ffe?” Ne bamusindika ebweru.

Obuzibe bw’Amaaso ag’Omwoyo

35Yesu n’ategeera nga bamusindise ebweru. Bwe yamusanga n’amugamba nti, “Ggwe okkiriza Omwana w’Omuntu?”

369:36 Bar 10:14Omusajja n’amubuuza nti, “Ssebo, y’aluwa mmukkirize?”

379:37 Yk 4:26Yesu n’amugamba nti, “Omulabye, ye wuuyo ayogera naawe.”

389:38 Mat 28:9Omusajja n’agamba nti, “Mukama wange, nzikiriza!” N’amusinza.

399:39 a Yk 5:22 b Yk 3:19 c Luk 4:18 d Mat 13:13Awo Yesu n’agamba nti, “Najja mu nsi okusala omusango, abatalaba balabe, ate naabo abalaba babe bazibe ba maaso.”

409:40 Bar 2:19Abamu ku Bafalisaayo abaali bayimiridde awo bwe baawulira ebigambo ebyo ne bamubuuza nti, “Ky’ogamba nti naffe tuli bazibe ba maaso?”

419:41 Yk 15:22, 24Yesu n’abaddamu nti, “Singa mubadde bazibe ba maaso, temwandibadde na kibi. Naye kubanga mugamba nti tulaba, ekibi kyammwe kyekiva kibasigalako.”