9:15. Again therefore the Pharisees asked him how he had received his sight. But he said to them: He put clay upon my eyes: and I washed: and I see.
9:16. Some therefore of the Pharisees said: This man is not of God, who keepeth not the sabbath. But others said: How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
9:17. They say therefore to the blind man again: What sayest thou of him that hath opened thy eyes? And he said: He is a prophet.
9:18. The Jews then did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight,
9:19. And asked them, saying: Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then doth he now see?
9:20. His parents answered them and said: We know that this is our son and that he was born blind:
9:21. But how he now seeth, we know not: or who hath opened his eyes, we know not. Ask himself: he is of age: Let him speak for himself.
9:22. These things his parents said, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had already agreed among themselves that if any man should confess him to be Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
9:23. Therefore did his parents say: He is of age. Ask himself.
9:24. They therefore called the man again that had been blind and said to him: Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.
9:25. He said therefore to them: If he be a sinner, I know not. One thing I know, that whereas I was blind now I see.
9:26. They said then to him: What did he to thee? How did he open thy eyes?
9:27. He answered them: I have told you already, and you have heard. Why would you hear it again? Will you also become his disciples?
9:28. They reviled him therefore and said: Be thou his disciple; but we are the disciples of Moses.
9:29. We know that God spoke to Moses: but as to this man, we know not from whence he is.
9:30. The man answered and said to them: why, herein is a wonderful thing, that you know not from whence he is, and he hath opened my eyes.
9:31. Now we know that God doth not hear sinners: but if a man be a server of God and doth his, will, him he heareth.
9:32. From the beginning of the world it hath not been heard, that any man hath opened the eyes of one born blind.
9:33. Unless this man were of God, he could not do anything.
9:34. They answered and said to him: Thou wast wholly born in sins; and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.
9:35. Jesus heard that they had cast him out. And when he had found him, he said to him: Dost thou believe in the Son of God?
9:36. He answered, and said: Who is he, Lord, that I may believe in him?
9:37. And Jesus said to him: Thou hast both seen him; and it is he that talketh with thee.
9:38. And he said: I believe, Lord. And falling down, he adored him.
9:39. And Jesus said: For judgment I am come into this world: that they who see not may see; and they who see may become blind.
I am come, etc... Not that Christ came for that end, that any one should be made blind: but that the Jews, by the abuse of his coming, and by their not receiving him, brought upon themselves this judgment of blindness.
9:40. And some of the Pharisees, who were with him, heard: and they said unto him: Are we also blind?
9:41. Jesus said to them: If you were blind, you should not have sin: but now you say: We see. Your sin remaineth.
If you were blind, etc... If you were invincibly ignorant, and had neither read the scriptures, nor seen my miracles, you would not be guilty of the sin of infidelity: but now, as you boast of your knowledge of the scriptures, you are inexcusable.
John Chapter 10
Christ is the door and the good shepherd. He and his Father are one.
10:1. Amen, amen, I say to you: He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold but climbeth up another way, the same is a thief and a robber.
10:2. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
10:3. To him the porter openeth: and the sheep hear his voice. And he calleth his own sheep by name and leadeth them out.
10:4. And when he hath let out his own sheep, he goeth before them: and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.
10:5. But a stranger they follow not, but fly from him, because they know not the voice of strangers.
10:6. This proverb Jesus spoke to them. But they understood not what he spoke.
10:7. Jesus therefore said to them again: Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
10:8. All others, as many as have come, are thieves and robbers: and the sheep heard them not.
10:9. I am the door. By me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved: and he shall go in and go out, and shall find pastures.
10:10. The thief cometh not, but for to steal and to kill and to destroy. I am come that they may have life and may have it more abundantly.
10:11. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep.
10:12. But the hireling and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming and leaveth the sheep and flieth: and the wolf casteth and scattereth the sheep,
10:13. And the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling: and he hath no care for the sheep.
10:14. I am the good shepherd: and I know mine, and mine know me.
10:15. As the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep.
10:16. And other sheep I have that are not of this fold: them also I must bring. And they shall hear my voice: And there shall be one fold and one shepherd.
10:17. Therefore doth the Father love me: because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
10:18. No man taketh it away from me: but I lay it down of myself. And I have power to lay it down: and I have power to take it up again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
10:19. A dissension rose again among the Jews for these words.