Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

John 9:23

For this reason his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Confession;   Converts;   Faith;   Sabbath;  
Dictionaries:
Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Pharisees;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Holy Ghost;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Gabriel;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Age (2);   Beggar;   Error;   Nationality;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Silence;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Sabbath;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Age;   Stature;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Therefore said his parents, he is of age,.... See Gill on John 9:21.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on John 9:23". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/john-9.html. 1999.

Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Therefore (δια τουτοdia touto). “For this reason.” Reason enough for due caution.

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The Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Copyright Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board)
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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on John 9:23". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/john-9.html. Broadman Press 1932,33. Renewal 1960.

The Fourfold Gospel

These things said his parents, because they feared the Jews1: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man should confess him [to be] Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue2.

  1. These things said his parents, because they feared the Jews. The parents, having heard the unrestrained, freely spoken account given by their son as to his healing, had no doubt in their own minds as to who effected that healing. They therefore declined to speak because of fear, and no through lack of knowledge.

  2. The synagogue. See .

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J. W. McGarvey and Philip Y. Pendleton. "Commentary on John 9:23". "The Fourfold Gospel". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tfg/john-9.html. Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1914.

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Thus referring them to their son, in order to avoid the responsibility of expressing an opinion themselves.

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Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on John 9:23". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/john-9.html. 1878.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.

Ver. 23. He is of age] See John 9:21-22.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on John 9:23". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/john-9.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Ver. 23,24. They were not able to obtain their design from the parents of this poor man; now they again call him, and advise him to give glory to God. Thus far they spake well, if they had been hearty and serious in what they said; for the man indeed had great reason to give God the glory, by whose power alone, exerted by his Son Christ Jesus, he had received his sight: but moral actions are made good or bad by their ends; and if we consider the end of these wretched men in this action of theirs, wherein they persuaded the poor man to his duty, the words will appear to have been spoken from hearts minding nothing less than the glory of God, and out of a design to vilify and depreciate his Son; whereas God hath set up his rest in his Son, and cannot be glorified but with, in, and through him; whom in the next words they maliciously defame, not only speaking of him contemptuously, calling him

this man, but affirm him amartwlov, not

a sinner only, but a notorious, scandalous sinner, as that word imports.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on John 9:23". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/john-9.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

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

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on John 9:23". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/john-9.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.

Therefore [or 'for this cause' dia (G1223) touto (G5124)], said his parents, He is of age; ask him.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on John 9:23". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/john-9.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(23) See Note on John 9:21.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on John 9:23". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/john-9.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.
He is
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on John 9:23". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/john-9.html.