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The unbelieving Jews ST. JOHN.

not Abraham's seed. 39 They answered and said unto | 53 Art thou greater than our fahim, Abraham is our father. Jesus ther Abraham, which is dead? and saith unto them, If ye were Abra- the prophets are dead: whom maham's children, ye would do the kest thou thyself? works of Abraham.

54 Jesus answered, If I honour 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a myself, my honour is nothing: it is man that hath told you the truth, my Father that honoureth me; of which I have heard of God: this whom ye say, that he is your God: did not Abraham.

55 Yet ye have not known him; 41 Ye do the deeds of your father. but I know him: and if I should Then said they to him, We be not say, I know him not, I shall be a born of fornication ; we have one liar like unto you: but I know him, Father, even God.

and keep his saying. 42 Jesus said unto them, If God 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced were your Father, ye would love to see my day: and he saw it, and me: for I proceeded forth and came was glad. from God; neither came I of myself, 57 Then said the Jews unto him, but he sent me.

Thou art not yet fifty years old, and 43 Why do ye not understand my hast thou seen Abraham? speech? even because ye cannot hear 58 Jesus said unto them, Verily,

verily, I say unto you, Before Abra-
44 Ye are of your father the devil, ham was, I am.
and the lusts of



will 59 Then took they up stones to cast do: he was a murderer from the at him: but Jesus hid himself, and beginning, and abode not in the went out of the temple, going truth, because there is no truth in through the midst of them, and so him. When he speaketh a lie, he passed by. speaketh of his own : for he is a liar, and the father of it.

CHAPTER IX. 45 And because I tell you the truth, A man born blind is healed. 13 The Phariseer

are offended, and cast him out. 35 Jesus te. ye believe me not.

ceiveth him. 39 Those whom Jesus came to * 46 Which of you convinceth me of

lighten. sin ? do ye not believe me?

man which was blind from his 47 He that is of God heareth God's birth. words: ye therefore hear them not, 2 And his disciples asked him, because ye are not of God.

saying, Master, who did sin, this 48 Then answered the Jews, and man, or his parents, that he was said unto him, Say we not well that born blind? thou art a Samaritan, and hast a 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath devil ?

this man sinned, nor his

parents: 49 Jesus answered, I have not a but that the works of God should devil; but I honour my Father, and be made manifest in him. ye do dishonour me.

4 I must work the works of him 50 And I seek not mine own glory: that sent me, while it is day: the there is one that seeketh and judgeth. night cometh, when no man can

51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, work.
If a man keep my saying, he shall 5 As long as I am in the world, I
never see death.

am the light of the world.
52 Then said the Jews unto him, 6 When he had thus spoken, he
Now we know that thou hast a spat on the ground, and made clay
devil. Abraham is dead, and the of the spittle, and he anointed the
prophets; and thou sayest, If a man eyes of the blind man with the clay,
keep my saying, he shall never taste 7 And said unto him, Go, wash in
of death.

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the man born blind. terpretation, Sent. He went his is of age; ask him : he shall speak way therefore, and washed, and for himself. came seeing.

22 These words spake his parents, 87 The neighbours therefore, and because they feared the Jews: for they which before had seen him the Jews had agreed already, that that he was blind, said, Is not this if any man did confess that he was he that sat and begged ?

Christ, he should be put out of the 9 Some said, This is he: others said, synagogue. He is like him: but he said, I am he. 23 Therefore said his parents, He

10 Therefore said they unto him, is of age; ask him. How were thine eyes opened? 24 Then again called they the

11 He answered and said, A man man that was blind, and said unto that is called Jesus made clay, and him, Give God the praise: we know anointed mine eyes, and said unto that this man is a sinner. me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and 25 He answered and said, Whether wash: and I went and washed, and he be a sinner or no, I know not: I received sight.

one thing I know, that, whereas I 12 Then said they unto him, Where was blind, now I see. is he? He said, I know not.

26 Then said they to him again, 13 | They brought to the Phari- What did he to thee? how opened sees him that aforetime was blind. he thine eyes?

14 And it was the sabbath day 27 He answered them, I have told when Jesus made the clay, and you already, and ye did not hear: opened his eyes.

wherefore would ye hear it again? 15 Then again the Pharisees also will ye also be his disciples ? asked him how he had received his 28 Then they reviled him, and sight. He said unto them, He put said, Thou art his disciple; but we clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, are Moses' disciples. and do see.

29 We know that God spake unto 16 Therefore said some of the Moses: as for this fellow, we know Pharisees, This man is not of God, not from whence he is. because he keepeth not the sabbath 30 The man answered and said day. Others said, How can a man unto them, Why herein is a marvelthat is a sinner do such miracles? | lous thing, that ye know not from And there was a division among whence he is, and yet he hath openthem.

17 They say unto the blind man 31 Now we know that God hearagain, What sayest thou of him, eth not sinners: but if any man be that he hath opened thine eyes? He a worshipper of God, and doeth his said, He is a prophet.

will, him he heareth. 18 But the Jews did not believe 32 Since the world began was it concerning him, that he had been not heard that any man opened the blind, and received his sight, until eyes of one that was born blind. they called the parents of him that 33 If this man were not of God, had received his sight.

he could do nothing. 19 And they asked them, saying, 34 They answered and said unto Is this your son, who ye say was him, Thou wast altogether born in born blind? how then doth he now sins, and dost thou teach us? And

they cast him out. 20 His parents answered them and 35 Jesus heard that they had cast said, We know that this is our son, him out; and when he had found and that he was born blind: him, he said unto him, Dost thou

21 But by what means he now believe on the Son of God? seeth, we know not; or who hath 36 He answered and said, Whois he, opened his eyes, we know not: he Lord, that I might believe on hinn?

ed mine eyes.


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