- When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
- And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
- The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
- Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.
- Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?
- Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes.
- "Go," he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam" (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
- His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, "Isn't this the same man who used to sit and beg?"
- Some claimed that he was. Others said, "No, he only looks like him." But he himself insisted, "I am the man."
- "How then were your eyes opened?" they demanded.