Stop Asking the Wrong Question
John 9:1-17 NKJV
1 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth.
2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born
3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be
revealed in him.
4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can
5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He
anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.
7 And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and
washed, and came back seeing.
8 Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, “Is not this he
who sat and begged?”
9 Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.” He said, “I am he.”
10 Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”
11 He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me,
‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.”
12 Then they said to him, “Where is He?” He said, “I do not know.”
13 They brought him who formerly was blind to the Pharisees.
14 Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
15 Then the Pharisees also asked him again how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put
clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”
16 Therefore some of the Pharisees said, “This Man is not from God, because He does not keep the
Sabbath.” Others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division
17 They said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?”
He said, “He is a prophet.”