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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.
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 10:10-4.10.36 . 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.
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 .
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).
world . App-129 . See note on John 1:9 .
I am. See note on John 6:35 .
light . Greek. phos. See App-130 and note on John 1:4 .
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 .
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 .
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.
Some . Greek. allos. App-124 , as in next clause. others. See note above.
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 .
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 .
brought = bring.
to. Greek pros. App-104 .
Pharisees . See App-120 .
And = Now.
the sabbath day = a sabbath. Compare John 5:10 .
made the clay . Held then to be a breach of the law
upon . Greek. epi. App-104 .
of = from (beside). Greek. para. App-104 .
sinner. Greek. hamartolos. Compare App-128 .
miracles = signs. See App-176 and note on John 2:11 .
there was, &c. The second of three. See note on John 7:43
among. Greek. en. App-104 .
of = concerning. Greek. peri. App-104 .
hath opened = opened.
prophet . Compare John 4:18 .
But = Therefore.
the Jews . See note on John 1:19 . See the Structure "P"
believe . See App-150 and p. 1511.
concerning. Greek. peri. App-104 .
him = the very one.
son. App-108 .
who = of whom.
was = that he was.
by what means = how.
for = concerning, as in John 9:18 .
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".
Therefore On account of (Greek. dia. App-104 JJohn 9:2 ) this.
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.
he = Therefore he.
Whether = If. App-118 .
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.
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 .
spake = hath spoken.
from whence = whence. Compare John 7:27 ; John 8:14 .
herein = in (Greek. en. App-104 .) this.
marvellous = wonderful.
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 .
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 .
If . App-118 . not. Greek. me. App-105 .
could do nothing = would not ( App-105 ) be able to do anything.
altogether = wholly.
sins . App-128 .
thou. Note the emphasis.
cast him out . Nqt the same word as in John 9:22 .
out = outside.
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 .
Lord . See App-98 .
seen. Greek. horao. App-133 .
with. Greek. meta. App-104 .
believe . App-150 .
worshipped . App-137 .
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.
some = [those]. Are you blind also? = Surely we also are not (Greek. me. App-105 ) blind, are we?
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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