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.

New Amharic Standard Version

ዮሐንስ 9:1-41

ኢየሱስ ዐይነ ስውር ሆኖ የተወለደውን ሰው ፈወሰ

1በመንገድ ሲያልፍም ከተወለደ ጀምሮ ዐይነ ስውር የሆነ ሰው አየ። 2ደቀ መዛሙርቱም፣ “ረቢ፤ ይህ ሰው ዐይነ ስውር ሆኖ እንዲወለድ ኀጢአት የሠራ ማን ነው? እርሱ ራሱ ወይስ ወላጆቹ?” ብለው ጠየቁት።

3ኢየሱስም እንዲህ ሲል መለሰ፤ “እርሱ ወይም ወላጆቹ ኀጢአት አልሠሩም፤ ይህ የሆነው ግን የእግዚአብሔር ሥራ በእርሱ ሕይወት እንዲገለጥ ነው። 4ቀን ሳለ፣ የላከኝን ሥራ መሥራት አለብን፤ ማንም ሊሠራ የማይችልበት ሌሊት ይመጣል፤ 5በዓለም ሳለሁ የዓለም ብርሃን እኔ ነኝ።”

6ይህን ካለ በኋላ፣ በምድር ላይ እንትፍ ብሎ በምራቁ ጭቃ አበጀ፤ የሰውየውንም ዐይን ቀባና፣ 7“ሄደህ በሰሊሆም መጠመቂያ ታጠብ” አለው፤ ሰሊሆም ማለት ‘የተላከ’ ማለት ነው። ሰውየውም ሄዶ ታጠበ፤ እያየም ተመልሶ መጣ።

8ጎረቤቶቹና ከዚህ ቀደም ብሎ ሲለምን ያዩት ሰዎች፣ “ይህ ሰው ተቀምጦ ሲለምን የነበረው አይደለምን?” አሉ። 9አንዳንዶቹም፣ “በርግጥ እርሱ ነው” አሉ።

ሌሎችም፣ “ይመስለዋል እንጂ እርሱ አይደለም” አሉ።

እርሱ ግን፣ “እኔው ነኝ” አለ።

10እነርሱም፣ “ታዲያ ዐይኖችህ እንዴት ተከፈቱ?” ሲሉ ጠየቁት።

11እርሱም፣ “ኢየሱስ የሚሉት ሰው ጭቃ አድርጎ ዐይኔን ቀባኝ፤ ወደ ሰሊሆም ሄጄ እንድታጠብም ነገረኝ፤ ሄጄ ታጠብሁ፤ ማየትም ቻልሁ” ሲል መለሰ።

12እነርሱም፣ “ታዲያ፣ ያ ሰው የት አለ?” አሉት።

እርሱም፣ “እኔ አላውቅም” አለ።

ፈሪሳውያን ሰውየው እንዴት እንደ ተፈወሰ ማጣራት ቀጠሉ

13እነርሱም ዐይነ ስውር የነበረውን ሰው ወደ ፈሪሳውያን ወሰዱት። 14ኢየሱስ ጭቃ የሠራበት፣ የሰውየውንም ዐይን የከፈተበት ቀን ሰንበት ነበር። 15ስለዚህ ፈሪሳውያንም እንዴት ማየት እንደ ቻለ ጠየቁት። ሰውየውም፣ “እርሱ ዐይኔን ጭቃ ቀባኝ፤ እኔም ታጠብሁ፤ ይኸው አያለሁ” አላቸው።

16ከፈሪሳውያንም አንዳንዶቹ፣ “ይህ ሰው ሰንበትን ስለማያከብር፣ ከእግዚአብሔር አይደለም” አሉ።

ሌሎች ግን፣ “ኀጢአተኛ፣ እንዲህ ያሉትን ታምራዊ ምልክቶች እንዴት ሊያደርግ ይችላል?” አሉ። በመካከላቸውም አለመስማማት ተፈጠረ።

17ስለዚህ፣ ዐይነ ስውር ወደ ነበረው ሰው ተመልሰው፣ “ዐይንህን ስለ ከፈተው ሰው፣ እንግዲህ አንተ ምን ትላለህ?” አሉት።

ሰውየውም፣ “እርሱ ነቢይ ነው” አለ።

18አይሁድ ወደ ወላጆቹ ልከው እስኪያስ ጠሯቸው ድረስ፣ ሰውየው ዐይነ ስውር እንደ ነበረና እንዳየ አላመኑም ነበር። 19እነርሱም፣ “ዐይነ ስውር ሆኖ ተወልዶአል የምትሉት ልጃችሁ ይህ ነውን? ታዲያ አሁን እንዴት ሊያይ ቻለ?” አሏቸው።

20ወላጆቹም እንዲህ ሲሉ መለሱ፤ “ልጃችን መሆኑንና ዐይነ ስውር ሆኖ መወለዱን እናውቃለን፤ 21አሁን ግን እንዴት ማየት እንደቻለና ዐይኖቹን ማን እንደ ከፈተለት እኛ አናውቅም። ሙሉ ሰው ስለ ሆነ፣ ስለ ራሱ መናገር ይችላልና እርሱን ጠይቁት።” 22ኢየሱስን፣ ክርስቶስ9፥22 ወይም መሲሑ ነው ብሎ የመሰከረ ሁሉ ከምኲራብ እንዲባረር አይሁድ አስቀድመው ወስነው ስለ ነበር፣ ወላጆቹ ይህን ያሉት አይሁድን ፈርተው ነው። 23ስለዚህ ወላጆቹ፣ “ሙሉ ሰው ስለ ሆነ እርሱን ጠይቁት” አሉ።

24ዐይነ ስውር የነበረውንም ሰው ዳግመኛ ጠርተው፣ “አንተ ሰው፤ እግዚአብሔርን አክብር9፥24 እውነት ለመናገር የሚደረግ መሐላ ነው ኢሱ (ኢያ 7፥19 ይመ)፤ይህ ሰው ኀጢአተኛ መሆኑን እኛ እናውቃለን” አሉት።

25እርሱም፣ “ኀጢአተኛ መሆኑን እኔ አላውቅም፤ ነገር ግን ዐይነ ስውር እንደ ነበርሁ፤ አሁን ግን እንደማይ ይህን አንድ ነገር ዐውቃለሁ” አለ።

26እነርሱም፣ “ምን አደረገልህ? እንዴትስ ዐይንህን ከፈተ?” ብለው ጠየቁት።

27እርሱም፣ “አስቀድሜ ነገርኋችሁ፤ አላዳመጣችሁኝም፤ ለምን እንደ ገና መስማት ፈለጋችሁ? እናንተም ደግሞ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ልትሆኑ ትሻላችሁ?” አለ።

28ከዚህ በኋላ በእርሱ ላይ የስድብ ናዳ በማውረድ እንዲህ አሉት፤ “የዚህ ሰው ደቀ መዝሙር አንተ ነህ፤ እኛስ የሙሴ ደቀ መዛሙርት ነን! 29እግዚአብሔር ሙሴን እንደ ተናገረው እናውቃለን፤ ይህ ሰው ግን ከየት እንደ መጣ እንኳ አናውቅም።”

30ሰውየውም እንዲህ ሲል መለሰላቸው፤ “እናንተ ከየት እንደ መጣ አለማወቃችሁ የሚያስደንቅ ነው፤ ይሁን እንጂ እርሱ ዐይኖቼን ከፈተልኝ። 31እግዚአብሔር የሚሰማው፣ የሚፈራውንና ፈቃዱን የሚያደርገውን እንጂ፣ ኀጢአተኞችን እንደማይሰማ እናውቃለን፤ 32ዐይነ ስውር ሆኖ የተወለደን ሰው ዐይን የከፈተ አለ ሲባል፣ ዓለም ከተፈጠረ ጀምሮ ማንም ሰምቶ አያውቅም። 33ይህ ሰው ከእግዚአብሔር ባይሆን ኖሮ ይህን ማድረግ ባልቻለ ነበር።”

34እነርሱም፣ “ሁለንተናህ በኀጢአት ተነክሮ የተወለድህ፣ አንተ እኛን ለማስተማር እንዴት ትደፍራለህ?” ሲሉ መለሱለት፤ አባረሩትም።

መንፈሳዊ ዕውርነት

35ኢየሱስም ሰውየውን እንዳባረሩት ሰማ፤ ባገኘውም ጊዜ፣ “በሰው ልጅ ታምታምናለ9፥35 አንዳንድ የጥንት ቅጆች ‘የእግዚአብሔር ልጅ’ ይላሉ። ህን?” አለው።

36ሰውየውም፣ “ጌታዬ፤ አምንበት ዘንድ እርሱ ማን ነው?” ሲል ጠየቀው።

37ኢየሱስም፣ “አይተኸዋል፤ አሁንም ከአንተ ጋር የሚነጋገረው እርሱ ነው” አለው።

38ሰውየውም፣ “ጌታ ሆይ፤ አምናለሁ” አለ፤ ሰገደለትም።

39ኢየሱስም፣ “ዕውሮች እንዲያዩ፣ የሚያዩም እንዲታወሩ፣ ለፍርድ ወደዚህ ዓለም መጥቻለሁ” አለ።

40ከእርሱ ጋር ከነበሩት ፈሪሳውያን አንዳንዶቹ ይህን ሰምተው፣ “ምን ማለትህ ነው? ታዲያ እኛም ዕውሮች መሆናችን ነው?” አሉት።

41ኢየሱስም፣ “ዕውሮችስ ብትሆኑ ኀጢአት ባልሆነባችሁ ነበር፤ አሁን ግን እናያለን ስለምትሉ፣ ኀጢአታችሁ እንዳለ ይኖራል” አላቸው።