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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
John 9

 

 

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Verse 1

as . . . passed by. See John 8:59.

He saw. Compare John 5:6 and see App-176.

saw. See App-133.

man. Greek anthropos. App-123.

which was. Should be in italics.

from his birth. Greek. ek (App-104) genetes. Occurs only here.


Verse 2

disciples. Not necessarily the Twelve. See note on "neighbours" (John 9:8) and Structure "M".

asked. Greek. erotao. App-135.

Master. Greek. Rabbi. App-98.

sin. App-128. The only sign (with the third; "C", p. 194)* connected with sin. See John 5:14. *[Conversion Note: The original text is shown here. Page 194 references Numbers 10:10-10:36. It"s completely unclear which of his comments or Bible text the author is referring to. The author presented no Structure diagrams on page 194.]

this man. The Lord was appealed to as Rabbi to settle a much controverted point as to pre-natal sin; or another question that "there shall be neither merit nor demerit in the days of the Messiah "(Lightfoot, xii, p. 326), referring back to "My day "(John 8:56).

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

was = should be.


Verse 3

Jesus. See App-98.

Neither . . . nor. Greek. oute . . . oute.

but that. Supply the Ellipsis: but [he was born blind] in order that. Here we have the real answer to the question in John 9:2.

works. See note on John 4:34.

God. App-98.

in. Greek. en. App-104.


Verse 4

I must work. T Tr WH R read "We"; but not the Syriac. See App-94. note 3, p. 136.

work the works. Figure of speech Polyptoton (App-6), for emphasis.

sent. Greek. pempo. App-174. See note on John 1:22. Not the same word as in John 9:7.

can work = is able to work (two verbs).


Verse 5

world. App-129. See note on John 1:9.

I am. See note on John 6:35.

light. Greek. phos. See App-130and note on John 1:4.


Verse 6

spat, &c. For the signification, see App-176.

ground. Greek. chamai. Occurs only here and in John 18:6.

clay. Greek. pelos. Occurs only here and in verses: John 9:11, John 9:14, John 9:15, and Romans 9:21.

anointed the eyes, &c = applied the clay to (Greek. epi. App-104.) the eyes. Occurs only here and in John 9:11.


Verse 7

wash. Greek. nipto. App-136. See on John 13:10.

in = into. Greek. eis. App-104.

pool. Compare John 5:2. Greek. kolumbethra, a pool for swimming or bathing. Occurs only here, John 9:11, and John 5:2, John 5:4, John 5:7.

Siloam. See App-68. which, &c. See note on "and we "(John 1:14).

Sent. So called from the sending forth of the waters, which were intermittent. See App-174. Not the same word as in John 9:4.

seeing. Greek. blepo. App-133.


Verse 8

neighbours. Note the different parties in the Structure on p. 1641.

seen. Greek. theoreo. App-133. Not the same word as elsewhere in this chapter. not. App-106.

sat and begged = was sitting and begging.


Verse 9

Some. Greek. allos. App-124, as in next clause. others. See note above.


Verse 11

answered and said. See App-122 and note or Deuteronomy 1:41.

to = unto. Greek. eis. App-104.

received sight = looked up [and saw]. App-133.


Verse 12

Then = = Therefore.

know = have (intuitive) knowledge. Greek. oida. App-132. See note on John 1:26.

not. Greek. ou. App-105. Not the same as in John 9:39.


Verse 13

brought = bring.

to. Greek pros. App-104.

Pharisees. See App-120.


Verse 14

And = Now.

the sabbath day = a sabbath. Compare John 5:10.

made the clay. Held then to be a breach of the law


Verse 15

upon. Greek. epi. App-104.


Verse 16

of = from (beside). Greek. para. App-104.

sinner. Greek. hamartolos. Compare App-128.

miracles = signs. See App-176and note on John 2:11.

there was, &c. The second of three. See note on John 7:43

among. Greek. en. App-104.


Verse 17

of = concerning. Greek. peri. App-104.

hath opened = opened.

prophet. Compare John 4:18.


Verse 18

But = Therefore.

the Jews. See note on John 1:19. See the Structure "P"

believe. See App-150and p. 1511.

concerning. Greek. peri. App-104.

him = the very one.


Verse 19

son. App-108.

who = of whom.

was = that he was.


Verse 21

by what means = how.

for = concerning, as in John 9:18.


Verse 22

agreed . . . that = agreed together, to this end that

if. For the condition see App-118. Not the same as John 9:41.

any man = any one. App-123.

did confess = should confess. Compare Matthew 7:23; Matthew 10:32

Christ = Messiah. See App-98. No art.

be = become.

put out, &c. Greek. aposunagogos. Occurs only here, John 12:42 and John 16:2 = our Eng. "excommunicated".


Verse 23

Therefore On account of (Greek. dia. App-104John 9:2) this.


Verse 24

again = of (Greek. ek. App-104.) a second time.

Give God the praise = Give glory to God, as in Joshua 7:19. 1 Samuel 6:5. A form of adjuration.

praise = glory. Greek. doxa. See p. 1511.


Verse 25

he = Therefore he.

Whether = If. App-118.


Verse 27

I have told = I told. hear. See note on John 8:43.

would ye hear = do ye wish (App-102.) to hear (two verbs).

will ye also, &c. = surely ye also do not (App-105. wish to become.


Verse 28

reviled = railed at. Not merely rebuked, but abused. Elsewhere only in Acts 23:4. 1 Corinthians 4:12, 1 Peter 2:23.

his = that Man"s. Spoken with contempt.

Moses". See note on John 1:17.


Verse 29

spake = hath spoken.

from whence = whence. Compare John 7:27; John 8:14.


Verse 30

herein = in (Greek. en. App-104.) this.

marvellous = wonderful.


Verse 31

a worshipper of God = a pious man, or God-fearing [man]. Greek theosebes. Occurs only here in N.T. Compare the kindred noun in 1 Timothy 2:10. In an inscription at Miletus the Jews are called theosebeioi. Deissmann, Light, &c., App-4.

will. Greek. thelema. App-102.


Verse 32

Since the world began. Greek. ek tou aionos. See App-151. This phrase Occurs only here in N.T. See note on John 6:64.


Verse 33

If. App-118. not. Greek. me. App-105.

could do nothing = would not (App-105) be able to do anything.


Verse 34

altogether = wholly.

sins. App-128.

thou. Note the emphasis.

cast him out. Nqt the same word as in John 9:22.

out = outside.


Verse 35

when He had found him. Compare John 5:14, and see App-176.

Dost thou believe on, &c. Requiring an affirmative answer.

Almost = Surely thou believest, &c. See App-150., and note on John 1:7.

the Son of God. See App-98.


Verse 36

Lord. See App-98.


Verse 37

seen. Greek. horao. App-133.

with. Greek. meta. App-104.


Verse 38

believe. App-150.

worshipped. App-137.


Verse 39

For judgment I am come. Referring to the effect of His coming: John 12:47 refers to the object of His coming.

For. Greek. eis. App-104.

judgment. App-177.

into. Greek. eis.

be made = become.


Verse 40

some = [those]. Are you blind also? = Surely we also are not (Greek. me. App-105) blind, are we?


Verse 41

If ye were blind. Assuming the condition as an actual fact. See App-118.

should = would.

no. Greek. ou. App-105.

remaineth = abideth. See note on John 1:32.

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on John 9:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/john-9.html. 1909-1922.

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