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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - John 9:13-34

One would have expected that such a miracle as Christ wrought upon the blind man would have settled his reputation, and silenced and shamed all opposition, but it had the contrary effect; instead of being embraced as a prophet for it, he is prosecuted as a criminal. I. Here is the information that was given in to the Pharisees concerning this matter: They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind, John 9:13. They brought him to the great sanhedrim, which consisted chiefly of... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - John 9:1-41

Before we leave this very wonderful chapter we would do well to read it again, this time straight through from start to finish. If we do so read it with care and attention, we will see the loveliest progression in the blind man's idea of Jesus. It goes through three stages, each one higher than the last. (i) He began by calling Jesus a man. "A man that is called Jesus opened mine eyes" ( John 9:11 ). He began by thinking of Jesus as a wonderful man. He had never met anyone who could do... read more

William Barclay

William Barclay's Daily Study Bible - John 9:17-34

9:17-34 Now the Jews refused to believe that he had been blind and had become able to see, until they called the parents of the man who had become able to see, and asked them: "Is this your son? And do you say that he was born blind? How, then, can he now see?" His parents answered: "We know that this is our son; and we know that he was born blind; how he has now come to see we do not know; or who it was who opened his eyes we do not know. Ask himself. He is of age. He can answer his own... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - John 9:21

But by what means he now seeth we know not ,.... As to the third question they could say nothing to it, they were not present when the cure was wrought, and knew nothing of the matter, but what they had heard from their son, or from others, or both: or who hath opened his eyes we know not ; they had heard it was Jesus, and their son had doubtless told them it was he; but since they could say nothing of their own personal knowledge, they choose not to say anything of him: he is of age ... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - John 9:21

He is of age - Ἡλικιαν εχει , literally, he has stature, i.e. he is a full-grown man; and in this sense the phrase is used by the best Greek writers. See Kypke and Raphelius. Mature age was fixed among the Jews at thirty years. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 9:1-41

The removal of the closing words of John 8:59 from the text as a gloss, favors a pause between the attempt to stone Jesus and the miracle. Lange has the inconsistent remark that the παράγων is "the participle of the preceding though doubtful παρῆγεν ." If it were a gloss, the παρῆγεν had been introduced by some copyist from the παράγων , and therefore the latter can derive no meaning from the former. Admitting the spuriousness of the gloss, the connection between the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 9:1-41

The passage of a soul from darkness into light. This graphic and dramatic narrative begins with the healing of a bodily privation by the exercise el Christ's miraculous power. But its chief interest lies in the spiritual process which it unfolds. It relates how a young man, poor and blind, but intelligent, candid, and brave, received spiritual as well as bodily illumination, and how he displayed insight in apprehending Christ's character, courage in resisting Christ's adversaries, and ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 9:8-34

(9) The proof of the reality of the miracle , the antagonism of the Pharisees , and the persecution of the heated mad . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 9:13-34

The investigation of the miracle. This was prompted by the unfriendly questioners first referred to. I. THE INQUIRY OF THE PHARISEES . 1. They first examined the beggar as to the facts of his cure . These it was as impossible to ignore as it was difficult to explain. 2. The performance of the cure on the sabbath day was the pivot upon which the question turned . "Now it was the sabbath day that Jesus made the clay, and opened the eyes of this man." Of the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - John 9:21

The third question is prudently remitted back to the consciousness and testimony of the man himself. The parents had some justification for their cowardice. They had no information beyond that which their son had given them. He had stumbled forth as usual on the morning of that sabbath, and bad returned home in transports of joy. Their son had doubtless told them the story (the use of οἴδαμεν instead of γινώσκομεν is significant). They knew by incontestable intuitive knowledge the... read more

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