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, who 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.
1 John 5
5:1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. Whoever loves the father also loves the child who is born of him.
5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep his commandments.
5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. His commandments are not grievous.
5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world: your faith.
5:5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
5:6 This is he who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
5:7 For there are three who testify the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that testify on earth":
5:8 the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and the three agree as one.
5:9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is God's testimony which he has testified concerning his Son.
5:10 He who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. He who doesn't believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son.
5:11 The testimony is this, that God gave to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
5:12 He who has the Son has the life. He who doesn't have God's Son doesn't have the life.
5:13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.
5:14 This is the boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he listens to us.
5:15 And if we know that he listens to us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him.
5:16 If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life for those who sin not leading to death. There is a sin leading to death. I don't say that he should make a request concerning this.
5:17 All unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not leading to death.
5:18 We know that whoever is born of God doesn't sin, but he who was born of God keeps himself, and the evil one doesn't touch him.
5:19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
5:20 We know that the Son of God has come, and has given us an understanding, that we know him who is true, and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols.
2 John 1
1:1 The elder, to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not I only, but also all those who know the truth;
1:2 for the truth's sake, which remains in us, and it will be with us forever:
1:3 Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
1:4 I rejoice greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, even as we have been commanded by the Father.
1:5 Now I beg you, dear lady, not as though I wrote to you a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
1:6 This is love, that we should walk according to his commandments. This is the commandment, even as you heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.
1:7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who don't confess that Jesus Christ came in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the Antichrist.
1:8 Watch yourselves, that we don't lose the things which we have accomplished, but that we receive a full reward.
1:9 Whoever transgresses and doesn't remain in the teaching of Christ, doesn't have God. He who remains in the teaching, the same has both the Father and the Son.
1:10 If anyone comes to you, and doesn't bring this teaching, don't receive him into your house, and don't welcome him,
1:11 for he who welcomes him participates in his evil works.
1:12 Having many things to write to you, I don't want to do so with paper and ink, but I hope to come to you, and to speak face to face, that our joy may be made full.
1:13 The children of your chosen sister greet you. Amen.