13 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. 14 (A)Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 15 (B)So the Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” 16 Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not (C)from God, (D)for he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, (E)“How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And (F)there was a division among them. 17 So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?” He said, (G)“He is a prophet.”

18 (H)The Jews[a] did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight 19 and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” 20 His parents answered, “We know that this is our son and that he was born blind. 21 But how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.” 22 (His parents said these things (I)because they feared the Jews, for (J)the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should (K)confess Jesus[b] to be Christ, (L)he was to be put out of the synagogue.) 23 Therefore his parents said, (M)“He is of age; ask him.”

24 So for the second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, (N)“Give glory to God. We know that (O)this man is a sinner.” 25 He answered, “Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I (P)was blind, now I see.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 9:18 Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time; also verse 22
  2. John 9:22 Greek him

Job Replies: There Is No Arbiter

Then Job answered and said:

“Truly I know that it is so:
    But how can a man be (A)in the right before God?
If one wished to (B)contend with him,
    one could not answer him once in a thousand times.
He is (C)wise in heart and mighty in strength
    —who has (D)hardened himself against him, and succeeded?—
he who removes mountains, and they know it not,
    when he overturns them in his anger,
who (E)shakes the earth out of its place,
    and (F)its pillars tremble;
who commands the sun, and it does not rise;
    who seals up the stars;
who alone (G)stretched out the heavens
    and trampled the waves of the sea;
who (H)made (I)the Bear and (J)Orion,
    the Pleiades (K)and the chambers of the south;
10 who does (L)great things beyond searching out,
    and marvelous things beyond number.
11 Behold, he passes by me, and I (M)see him not;
    he moves on, but I do not perceive him.
12 Behold, he snatches away; (N)who can turn him back?
    (O)Who will say to him, ‘What are you doing?’

13 “God will not turn back his anger;
    beneath him bowed the helpers of (P)Rahab.
14 (Q)How then can I (R)answer him,
    choosing my words with him?
15 (S)Though I am in the right, I cannot answer him;
    I must (T)appeal for mercy to my accuser.[a]
16 If I summoned him and he answered me,
    I would not believe that he was listening to my voice.
17 For he crushes me with a tempest
    and multiplies my wounds (U)without cause;
18 he will not let me get my breath,
    but fills me with bitterness.
19 If it is a contest of (V)strength, behold, he is mighty!
    If it is a matter of justice, who can (W)summon him?[b]
20 Though I am in the right, (X)my own mouth would condemn me;
    though I am blameless, he would prove me perverse.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 9:15 Or to my judge
  2. Job 9:19 Or who can grant me a hearing?

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