9:1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.
9:2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
9:3 Jesus answered, “Neither did this man sin, nor his parents; but, that the works of God might be revealed in him.
9:4 I must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work.
9:5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
9:6 When he had said this, he spat on the ground, made mud with the saliva, anointed the blind man’s eyes with the mud,
9:7 and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means “Sent”). So he went away, washed, and came back seeing.
9:8 The neighbors therefore, and those who saw that he was blind before, said, “Isn’t this he who sat and begged?”
9:9 Others were saying, “It is he.” Still others were saying, “He looks like him.” He said, “I am he.”
9:10 They therefore were asking him, “How were your eyes opened?”
9:11 He answered, “A man called Jesus made mud, anointed my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash.’ So I went away and washed, and I received sight.”
9:12 Then they asked him, “Where is he?” He said, “I don’t know.”
9:13 They brought him who had been blind to the Pharisees.
9:14 It was a Sabbath when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.
9:15 Again therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he received his sight. He said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, I washed, and I see.”
9:16 Some therefore of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, because he doesn’t keep the Sabbath.” Others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” There was division among them.
9:17 Therefore they asked the blind man again, “What do you say about him, because he opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.”
9:18 The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight,
9:19 and asked them, “Is this your son, whom you say was born blind? How then does he now see?”
9:20 His parents answered them, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;
9:21 but how he now sees, we don’t know; or who opened his eyes, we don’t know. He is of age. Ask him. He will speak for himself.”
9:22 His parents said these things because they feared the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if any man would confess him as Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.
9:23 Therefore his parents said, “He is of age. Ask him.”
9:24 So they called the man who was blind a second time, and said to him, “Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.”
9:25 He therefore answered, “I don’t know if he is a sinner. One thing I do know: that though I was blind, now I see.”
9:26 They said to him again, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”
9:27 He answered them, “I told you already, and you didn’t listen. Why do you want to hear it again? You don’t also want to become his disciples, do you?”
9:28 They insulted him and said, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
9:29 We know that God has spoken to Moses. But as for this man, we don’t know where he comes from.”
9:30 The man answered them, “How amazing! You don’t know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes.
9:31 We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshipper of God, and does his will, he listens to him.
9:32 Since the world began it has never been heard of that anyone opened the eyes of someone born blind.
9:33 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.”
9:34 They answered him, “You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us?” They threw him out.
9:35 Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, and finding him, he said, “Do you believe in the Son of God?”
9:36 He answered, “Who is he, Lord, that I may believe in him?”
9:37 Jesus said to him, “You have both seen him, and it is he who speaks with you.”
9:38 He said, “Lord, I believe!” and he worshiped him.
9:39 Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment, that those who don’t see may see; and that those who see may become blind.”
9:40 Those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and said to him, “Are we also blind?”
9:41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains.
10:1 “Most certainly, I tell you, one who doesn’t enter by the door into the sheep fold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
10:2 But one who enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
10:3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.
10:4 Whenever he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.
10:5 They will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him; for they don’t know the voice of strangers.”
10:6 Jesus spoke this parable to them, but they didn’t understand what he was telling them.
10:7 Jesus therefore said to them again, “Most certainly, I tell you, I am the sheep’s door.
10:8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn’t listen to them.
10:9 I am the door. If anyone enters in by me, he will be saved, and will go in and go out, and will find pasture.
10:10 The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
10:12 He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who doesn’t own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, leaves the sheep, and flees. The wolf snatches the sheep, and scatters them.
10:13 The hired hand flees because he is a hired hand, and doesn’t care for the sheep.
10:14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own, and I’m known by my own;
10:15 even as the Father knows me, and I know the Father. I lay down my life for the sheep.
10:16 I have other sheep, which are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will hear my voice. They will become one flock with one shepherd.
10:17 Therefore the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
10:18 No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down by myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father.”
10:19 Therefore a division arose again among the Jews because of these words.
10:20 Many of them said, “He has a demon, and is insane! Why do you listen to him?”
10:21 Others said, “These are not the sayings of one possessed by a demon. It isn’t possible for a demon to open the eyes of the blind, is it?”
10:22 It was the Feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem.
10:23 It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in Solomon’s porch.
10:24 The Jews therefore came around him and said to him, “How long will you hold us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”
10:25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you don’t believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name, these testify about me.
10:26 But you don’t believe, because you are not of my sheep, as I told you.
10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
10:28 I give eternal life to them. They will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
10:29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them out of my Father’s hand.
10:30 I and the Father are one.”
10:31 Therefore Jews took up stones again to stone him.
10:32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of those works do you stone me?”
10:33 The Jews answered him, “We don’t stone you for a good work, but for blasphemy: because you, being a man, make yourself God.”
10:34 Jesus answered them, “Isn’t it written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods?’
10:35 If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture can’t be broken),
10:36 do you say of him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You blaspheme,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God?’
10:37 If I don’t do the works of my Father, don’t believe me.
10:38 But if I do them, though you don’t believe me, believe the works; that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”
10:39 They sought again to seize him, and he went out of their hand.
10:40 He went away again beyond the Jordan into the place where John was baptizing at first, and there he stayed.
10:41 Many came to him. They said, “John indeed did no sign, but everything that John said about this man is true.”
10:42 Many believed in him there.
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