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John 9

Overview

John 9:1, The man that was born blind restored to sight; John 9:8, He is brought to the Pharisees; John 9:13, They are offended at it, and excommunicate him; John 9:35, but he is received of Jesus, and confesses him; John 9:39, Who they are whom Christ enlightens.

Verse 1

he saw: John 9:32

Reciprocal: Isaiah 35:5 - the eyes Matthew 9:27 - two Matthew 20:30 - two Mark 9:21 - How Luke 8:43 - twelve John 5:5 - thirty Acts 4:22 - forty Acts 9:33 - which Acts 14:8 - being Acts 28:4 - No doubt

Verse 2

who: John 9:34, Matthew 16:14

Reciprocal: Job 19:5 - plead Luke 13:2 - Suppose Acts 14:8 - being Acts 28:4 - No doubt

Verse 3

Neither: Job 1:8-12, Job 2:3-6, Job 21:27, Job 22:5-30, Job 32:3, Job 42:7, Ecclesiastes 9:1, Ecclesiastes 9:2, Luke 13:2-5, Acts 28:4

but: John 11:4, John 11:40, John 14:11-13, Matthew 11:5, Acts 4:21

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:1 - dim Job 9:17 - without cause John 12:28 - I have John 17:4 - finished Acts 3:10 - they knew

Verse 4

must: John 4:34, John 5:19, John 5:36, John 10:32, John 10:37, John 17:4, Luke 13:32-34, Acts 4:20

while: John 11:9, John 11:10, John 12:35, Ecclesiastes 9:10, Isaiah 38:18, Isaiah 38:19, Ephesians 5:16, Colossians 4:5

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 22:5 - David prepared 2 Chronicles 14:7 - while the land Nehemiah 6:3 - I am doing Psalms 6:5 - in the Psalms 90:12 - So Malachi 4:2 - the Sun Matthew 12:15 - great Matthew 20:6 - the eleventh Matthew 20:7 - Go Mark 1:38 - for Mark 3:3 - he saith Luke 2:49 - my Luke 4:43 - I must Luke 6:8 - Rise Luke 12:49 - and Luke 13:33 - I must John 5:17 - My John 7:30 - but Galatians 6:10 - opportunity

Verse 5

long: John 1:4-9, John 3:19-21, John 8:12, John 12:35, John 12:36, John 12:46, Isaiah 42:6, Isaiah 42:7, Isaiah 49:6, Isaiah 60:1-3, Malachi 4:2, Matthew 4:16, Luke 2:32, Acts 13:47, Acts 26:18, Acts 26:23, Ephesians 5:14, Revelation 21:23

I am: Our Lord here claims one of the titles given by the Jews to the Divine Being. So in Bammidbar Rabba, 15, fol. 229.1, "The Israelites said to God, O Lord of the universe, thou commandest us to light lamps to thee, yet thou art the light of the world." It was also a title of the Messiah - see Isaiah 49:6, Isaiah 60:1, and in a remarkable passage of Yalkut Rubeni, fol. 6, it is said on Genesis 1:4, "From this we learn that the holy and blessed God saw the light of the Messiah, and his works, before the world was created; and reserved it for the Messiah, and his generation, under the throne of his glory. Satan said to the holy and blessed God, For whom dost thou reserve that light which is under the throne of thy glory? God answered, For him who shall subdue thee, and overwhelm thee with confusion. Satan rejoined, Lord of the universe, shew that person to me. God said, Come, and see him. When he saw him, he was greatly agitated, and fell upon his face, saying, Truly this is the Messiah, who shall cast me and idolaters into hell.

Reciprocal: Mark 2:28 - General Mark 10:52 - he received Luke 1:79 - give Luke 18:43 - he 1 John 1:5 - that God

Verse 6

he spat: Mark 7:33, Mark 8:23, Revelation 3:18, anointed the eyes of the blind with the clay, or, spread the clay upon the eyes of the blind man

Reciprocal: Joshua 6:12 - the priests 2 Samuel 5:23 - fetch 2 Kings 2:21 - cast 2 Kings 4:41 - he cast 2 Kings 6:6 - he cut down 1 Chronicles 14:14 - turn away Isaiah 38:21 - For Isaiah Matthew 9:29 - touched Matthew 20:34 - touched John 9:11 - A man John 10:21 - Can John 11:37 - Could

Verse 7

Go: 2 Kings 5:10-14

the pool: John 9:11, Nehemiah 3:15, Siloah, Isaiah 8:6, Shiloah

Sent: John 10:36, Romans 8:3, Galatians 4:4

and came: John 9:39, John 11:37, Exodus 4:11, Psalms 146:8, Isaiah 29:18, Isaiah 29:19, Isaiah 32:3, Isaiah 35:5, Isaiah 42:7, Isaiah 42:16-18, Isaiah 43:8, Luke 2:32, Acts 26:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:10 - until Joshua 6:12 - the priests 2 Samuel 5:23 - fetch 2 Kings 6:6 - he cut down 1 Chronicles 14:14 - turn away Song of Solomon 6:13 - Shulamite Matthew 9:29 - touched Matthew 9:30 - their Matthew 20:34 - touched Mark 3:5 - Stretch Mark 7:33 - he took Mark 8:23 - spit Luke 13:4 - in Siloam Luke 17:14 - as

Verse 8

Is not: Ruth 1:19, 1 Samuel 21:11

sat: 1 Samuel 2:8, Mark 10:46, Luke 16:20-22, Luke 18:35, Acts 3:2-11

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 10:11 - when all Luke 16:3 - to beg John 9:19 - Is this Acts 9:21 - Is not

Verse 9

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 10:11 - when all John 9:19 - Is this Acts 9:21 - Is not

Verse 10

John 9:15, John 9:21, John 9:26, John 3:9, Ecclesiastes 11:5, Mark 4:27, 1 Corinthians 15:35

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 36:17 - Tell John 9:27 - I have Acts 14:27 - opened

Verse 11

A man: John 9:6, John 9:7, John 9:27, Jeremiah 36:17

Reciprocal: Luke 13:4 - in Siloam John 5:15 - and told John 9:15 - the Pharisees

Verse 12

Where: John 5:11-13, John 7:11, Exodus 2:18-20

Reciprocal: John 5:15 - and told

Verse 13

John 8:3-8, John 11:46, John 11:47, John 11:57, John 12:19, John 12:42

Verse 14

John 5:9, John 5:16, John 7:21-23, Matthew 12:1-14, Mark 2:23-28, Mark 3:1-6, Luke 6:1-11, Luke 13:10-17, Luke 14:1

Reciprocal: Matthew 12:2 - Behold Mark 2:28 - General Luke 6:2 - Why Luke 13:14 - and not

Verse 15

the Pharisees: John 9:10, John 9:11, John 9:26, John 9:27

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 36:17 - Tell John 5:15 - which

Verse 16

This man: John 9:24, John 9:30-33, John 3:2, John 5:36, John 14:11, John 15:24

And there: John 7:12, John 7:43, John 10:19, Luke 13:31-33, Acts 14:4

Reciprocal: Matthew 12:10 - Is it Mark 2:28 - General Mark 3:2 - General Luke 6:6 - he Luke 6:7 - watched Luke 12:52 - General John 5:11 - General John 6:52 - strove John 7:31 - When John 9:29 - as for John 9:33 - were 1 Corinthians 1:10 - divisions

Verse 17

He is: John 4:19, John 6:14, Luke 24:19, Acts 2:22, Acts 3:22-26, Acts 10:38

Reciprocal: Matthew 16:14 - Elias Matthew 21:11 - This Mark 6:15 - a prophet Luke 7:16 - a great Luke 9:19 - old

Verse 18

John 5:44, John 12:37-40, Genesis 19:14, Isaiah 26:11, Isaiah 53:1, Luke 16:31, Hebrews 3:15-19, Hebrews 4:11

Reciprocal: Acts 3:10 - they knew

Verse 19

Is this: John 9:8, John 9:9, Acts 3:10, Acts 4:14

Reciprocal: Luke 13:11 - eighteen

Verse 20

Reciprocal: Mark 9:21 - How

Verse 21

Reciprocal: Mark 9:21 - How Luke 8:43 - twelve John 5:5 - thirty John 9:10 - General John 9:23 - He is Acts 9:33 - which

Verse 22

because: John 7:13, John 12:42, John 12:43, John 19:38, John 20:19, Psalms 27:1, Psalms 27:2, Proverbs 29:25, Isaiah 51:7, Isaiah 51:12, Isaiah 57:11, Luke 12:4-9, Luke 22:56-61, Acts 5:13, Galatians 2:11-13, Revelation 21:8

he should: John 9:34, John 12:42, John 16:2, Luke 6:22, Acts 4:18, Acts 5:40

Reciprocal: Ezra 10:8 - himself separated Psalms 94:20 - frameth Isaiah 10:1 - them Matthew 10:32 - confess me Matthew 21:26 - we fear Matthew 23:13 - for ye shut John 7:26 - Do John 10:24 - If John 11:57 - had Romans 10:9 - That if Philippians 2:11 - every 3 John 1:10 - and casteth

Verse 23

He is: John 9:21

Verse 24

Give: John 5:23, John 8:49, John 16:2, Joshua 7:19, 1 Samuel 6:5-9, Psalms 50:14, Psalms 50:15, Isaiah 66:5, Romans 10:2-4

we know: John 9:16, John 8:46, John 14:30, John 18:30, John 19:6, Mark 15:28, Romans 8:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21

a sinner: Luke 7:39, Luke 15:2, Luke 19:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:13 - But the Ecclesiastes 9:16 - the poor Matthew 15:31 - and they Matthew 23:13 - for ye shut Matthew 27:42 - saved Luke 2:34 - for a Luke 5:25 - glorifying Luke 7:37 - which Luke 11:52 - for John 8:52 - Now John 9:29 - as for John 11:4 - for John 11:42 - that they

Verse 25

one: John 9:30, John 5:11, 1 John 5:10

Reciprocal: Song of Solomon 8:1 - I would John 5:15 - which John 9:39 - that they

Verse 26

Reciprocal: Proverbs 26:5 - a fool Jeremiah 36:17 - Tell Luke 6:7 - watched John 9:10 - General John 9:15 - the Pharisees

Verse 27

I have: John 9:10-15, Luke 22:67

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 8:4 - Tell Jeremiah 36:17 - Tell Mark 11:33 - Neither Luke 6:47 - heareth John 7:47 - Are John 9:11 - A man John 9:15 - the Pharisees

Verse 28

they: John 9:34, John 7:47-52, Isaiah 51:7, Matthew 5:11, Matthew 27:39, 1 Corinthians 4:12, 1 Corinthians 6:10, 1 Peter 2:23

but: John 5:45-47, John 7:19, Acts 6:11-14, Romans 2:17

Reciprocal: Isaiah 53:2 - he hath no Luke 6:47 - heareth Luke 18:9 - which Luke 22:67 - If John 10:20 - why Romans 2:23 - that makest 1 Corinthians 10:2 - General 1 Peter 4:14 - reproached

Verse 29

know: John 1:17, Numbers 12:2-7, Numbers 16:28, Deuteronomy 34:10, Psalms 103:7, Psalms 105:26, Psalms 106:16, Malachi 4:4, Acts 7:35, Acts 26:22, Hebrews 3:2-5

as for: John 9:16, John 9:24, 1 Kings 22:27, 2 Kings 9:11, Matthew 12:24, Matthew 26:61, Luke 23:2, Acts 22:22

we know not: John 7:27, John 7:41, John 7:42, John 8:14, Psalms 22:6, Isaiah 53:2, Isaiah 53:3

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 25:11 - whom Isaiah 29:14 - I will Matthew 13:55 - the carpenter's Luke 2:34 - set John 5:45 - in John 7:19 - not John 10:20 - why John 19:9 - Whence Acts 6:11 - against Moses Romans 2:17 - restest Romans 2:23 - that makest 1 Corinthians 10:2 - General

Verse 30

herein: John 3:10, John 12:37, Isaiah 29:14, Mark 6:6

and yet: Psalms 119:18, Isaiah 29:18, Isaiah 35:5, Matthew 11:5, Luke 7:22, 2 Corinthians 4:6

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 25:11 - whom Proverbs 23:9 - he Matthew 21:27 - We cannot tell John 3:2 - for John 5:15 - which John 5:36 - the works John 8:14 - but John 9:16 - This man John 9:25 - one John 19:9 - Whence Galatians 1:6 - marvel

Verse 31

we know: Job 27:8, Job 27:9, Job 35:12, Job 42:8, Psalms 18:41, Psalms 34:15, Psalms 66:18-20, Proverbs 1:28, Proverbs 1:29, Proverbs 15:29, Proverbs 21:13, Proverbs 28:9, Isaiah 1:15, Isaiah 58:9, Jeremiah 11:11, Jeremiah 14:12, Ezekiel 8:18, Micah 3:4, Zechariah 7:13

if any: Psalms 34:15, Proverbs 15:29

and doeth: John 4:34, John 7:17, John 15:16, Psalms 40:8, Psalms 143:10, Hebrews 10:7, 1 John 3:21, 1 John 3:22

him: John 11:41, John 11:42, Genesis 18:23-33, Genesis 19:29, Genesis 20:7, 1 Kings 17:20-22, 1 Kings 18:36-38, 2 Chronicles 32:20, 2 Chronicles 32:21, Psalms 99:6, Psalms 106:23, Jeremiah 15:1, James 5:15-18

Reciprocal: Genesis 13:13 - But the 1 Samuel 28:6 - inquired Malachi 1:9 - beseech Matthew 9:10 - many Matthew 25:12 - I know Luke 7:37 - which John 11:22 - that James 5:16 - The effectual 1 Peter 3:12 - his ears 1 John 5:14 - he

Verse 32

Since: It is worthy of remark, that, from the foundation of the world, no person born blind had been restored to sight, even by surgical operation, till about the year 1728; when the celebrated Dr. Cheselden, by couching the eyes of a young man fourteen years of age, restored them to perfect vision. This was the effect of well-directed surgery; that performed by Christ was wholly a miracle, effected by the power of God. The simple means employed could have had no effect in this case, and were merely employed as symbols.

the world: Job 20:4, Isaiah 64:4, Luke 1:70, Revelation 16:18

Reciprocal: Mark 2:12 - We never Mark 10:52 - he received John 9:1 - he saw John 10:21 - Can John 15:24 - If

Verse 33

were: John 9:16, John 3:2, Acts 5:38, Acts 5:39

Reciprocal: John 15:5 - can Acts 2:22 - which

Verse 34

wast: John 9:2, John 8:41, Job 14:4, Job 15:14-16, Job 25:4, Psalms 51:5, Galatians 2:15, Ephesians 2:3

and dost: John 9:40, John 7:48, John 7:49, Genesis 19:9, Exodus 2:14, 2 Chronicles 25:16, Proverbs 9:7, Proverbs 9:8, Proverbs 26:12, Proverbs 29:1, Isaiah 65:5, Luke 11:45, Luke 14:11, Luke 18:10-14, Luke 18:17, 1 Peter 5:5

And they: John 9:22, John 6:37, Proverbs 22:10, Isaiah 66:5, Luke 6:22, 3 John 1:9, Revelation 13:17

cast him out: or, excommunicated him, Matthew 18:17, Matthew 18:18, 1 Corinthians 5:4, 1 Corinthians 5:5, 1 Corinthians 5:13

Reciprocal: Ezra 10:8 - himself separated Job 19:5 - plead Matthew 23:13 - for ye shut Mark 2:17 - They that are whole Luke 18:9 - which John 5:15 - which John 7:13 - spake John 7:52 - Art John 9:28 - they John 12:42 - lest John 16:2 - shall Romans 2:19 - art confident Galatians 5:12 - cut 1 Peter 4:14 - reproached 3 John 1:10 - and casteth

Verse 35

and when: John 5:14, Psalms 27:10, Romans 10:20

Dost: John 1:49, John 1:50, John 3:15-18, John 3:36, John 6:69, John 11:27, John 20:28, John 20:31, Acts 8:37, Acts 9:20, 1 John 4:15, 1 John 5:5, 1 John 5:10, 1 John 5:13, 1 John 5:20

the Son: John 1:18, John 1:34, John 10:36, Psalms 2:7, Psalms 2:12, Matthew 14:33, Matthew 16:16, Mark 1:1, Romans 1:4, Hebrews 1:2-9, 1 John 5:13

Reciprocal: Mark 9:7 - This John 4:10 - and who John 11:26 - Believest Galatians 2:20 - the Son 3 John 1:10 - and casteth

Verse 36

Who: John 1:38, Proverbs 30:3, Proverbs 30:4, Song of Solomon 5:9, Matthew 11:3

Reciprocal: John 9:39 - that they John 11:27 - Yea

Verse 37

Thou: John 4:26, John 7:17, John 14:21-23, Psalms 25:8, Psalms 25:9, Psalms 25:14, Matthew 11:25, Matthew 13:11, Matthew 13:12, Acts 10:31-33

Reciprocal: Isaiah 42:20 - Seeing

Verse 38

Lord: John 20:28, Psalms 2:12, Psalms 45:11, Matthew 14:33, Matthew 28:9, Matthew 28:17, Luke 24:52, Revelation 5:9-14

Reciprocal: Matthew 2:2 - worship Matthew 8:2 - worshipped Luke 17:15 - General

Verse 39

For: John 3:17, John 5:22-27, John 8:15, Jeremiah 1:9, Jeremiah 1:10, Luke 2:34, Luke 13:30, 2 Corinthians 2:16

that they: John 9:25, John 9:36-38, John 8:12, John 12:46, Matthew 11:5, Luke 1:79, Luke 4:18, Luke 7:21, Acts 26:18, 2 Corinthians 4:4-6, Ephesians 5:14, 1 Peter 2:9

might be: John 3:19, John 12:40, John 12:41, Isaiah 6:9, Isaiah 29:10, Isaiah 42:18-20, Isaiah 44:18, Matthew 6:23, Matthew 13:13-15, Luke 11:34, Luke 11:35, Romans 11:7-10, 2 Thessalonians 2:10, 1 John 2:11

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 6:18 - Smite this people Job 24:13 - rebel Psalms 119:18 - Open Isaiah 29:14 - for the wisdom Isaiah 35:5 - the eyes Isaiah 42:7 - open Isaiah 42:19 - Who is blind Isaiah 50:11 - This shall Ezekiel 12:2 - which Hosea 14:9 - but Zechariah 11:17 - the sword Malachi 3:2 - who may abide Matthew 11:25 - because Matthew 23:16 - ye blind Mark 10:52 - he received Luke 14:21 - Go Luke 18:43 - he Luke 20:7 - that John 8:26 - to judge John 9:7 - and came Acts 13:11 - thou 1 Corinthians 2:8 - for 2 Corinthians 3:14 - their 1 Timothy 1:13 - because

Verse 40

Are: John 9:34, John 7:47-52, Matthew 15:12-14, Matthew 23:16-28, Luke 11:39-54, Romans 2:19-22, Revelation 3:17

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 18:23 - Which way Proverbs 14:16 - the fool Proverbs 16:25 - General Proverbs 23:9 - he Proverbs 29:8 - Scornful Jeremiah 6:10 - the word Jeremiah 18:18 - for the Zephaniah 1:17 - they shall Matthew 3:7 - the Pharisees Matthew 21:27 - We cannot tell Mark 2:17 - They that are whole Luke 11:45 - thou Luke 18:43 - he John 7:49 - General 1 Timothy 1:7 - understanding Hebrews 12:3 - contradiction 2 Peter 1:9 - blind

Verse 41

If: John 15:22-24, Proverbs 26:12, Isaiah 5:21, Jeremiah 2:35, Luke 12:47, Luke 18:14, Hebrews 10:26, 1 John 1:8-10

Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:13 - he is clean 2 Chronicles 18:23 - Which way Proverbs 29:8 - Scornful Isaiah 42:19 - Who is blind Jeremiah 8:8 - We Zephaniah 1:17 - they shall Matthew 21:27 - We cannot tell John 19:11 - the greater Romans 2:19 - art confident 1 Timothy 1:7 - understanding James 4:17 - General 2 Peter 1:9 - blind 2 Peter 2:21 - it had 1 John 2:9 - he is Revelation 3:17 - blind

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on John 9". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/john-9.html.