John 9:38
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New International Version
Then the man said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.

New Living Translation
"Yes, Lord, I believe!" the man said. And he worshiped Jesus.

English Standard Version
He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him.

Berean Study Bible
"Lord, I believe," he said. And he worshiped Jesus.

Berean Literal Bible
And he was saying, "I believe, Lord." And he worshiped Him.

New American Standard Bible
And he said, "Lord, I believe." And he worshiped Him.

King James Bible
And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I believe, Lord!" he said, and he worshiped Him.

International Standard Version
He said, "Lord, I do believe," and worshipped him.

NET Bible
[He said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him.

New Heart English Bible
He said, "Lord, I believe." and he worshiped him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he said, “I believe, my Lord”, and falling down, he worshiped him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The man bowed in front of Jesus and said, "I believe, Lord."

New American Standard 1977
And he said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshiped him.

American King James Version
And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

American Standard Version
And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: I believe, Lord. And falling down, he adored him.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, I believe, Lord: and he did him homage.

English Revised Version
And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshiped him.

Weymouth New Testament
"I believe, Sir," he said. And he threw himself at His feet.

World English Bible
He said, "Lord, I believe!" and he worshiped him.

Young's Literal Translation
and he said, 'I believe, sir,' and bowed before him.
Study Bible
Spiritual Blindness
37“You have already seen Him,” Jesus answered. “He is the One speaking with you.” 38“Lord,” I believe, he said. And he worshiped Jesus. 39Then Jesus declared, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind may see and those who see may become blind.”…
Cross References
Matthew 8:2
Suddenly a leper came and knelt before Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean."

John 9:39
Then Jesus declared, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind may see and those who see may become blind."
Treasury of Scripture

And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

Lord.

John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said to him, My LORD and my God.

Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when …

Psalm 45:11 So shall the king greatly desire your beauty: for he is your Lord; …

Matthew 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, …

Matthew 28:9,17 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, …

Luke 24:52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

Revelation 5:9-14 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, …

(38) And he said, Lord, I believe.--The title is repeated, but now with the deeper meaning. His half-faith has passed into full conviction. The spiritual education has led him step by step from "the Man that is called Jesus" (John 9:11) to the confession that He is "a prophet" (John 9:17), and that He is "of God" (John 9:33), to the belief that He is the Messiah. It is. the course of a plain man in the honesty of his heart daring to think for himself, and to act upon his convictions. He declines to be silenced by authority, or ensnared in the mazes of argument. The ultimate facts of his own consciousness supply him with a definite foundation of truth, and this is immoveable. The steps by which he advances in knowledge are a striking comment on the promise (John 7:17).

And he worshipped him.--The act of adoration is the necessary expression of his faith in the Son of God. We may not think that he has yet learnt all that this term includes; but he has at least learnt that the Son of God has the attribute of the divine glory, and is the object of human worship. It should be noted that St. John uses the word here rendered "worshipped" only when speaking of the worship of God. (Comp. also John 4:20-24; John 12:20.)

Verse 38. - And he said, Lord, I believe - the Kyrie means more than in ver. 36 - and he worshipped him. The verb προσκυνεῖν is used by John for homage paid to God (John 4:20; John 12:20; and twenty-three times in the Revelation, always in the sense of "worship"). This prostration, when no prayer was offered, no forgiveness asked, but a simple act of faith exercised, was nothing less than the highest homage the man could pay. The adoration of this man is a fitting climax to the scene (John 8:59), and anticipates that of Thomas (John 20:28). The higher significance of the Sonship dawned upon him in the unearthly tone and manner of the Lord. These scenes, and the offer of Divine homage unrebuked by Jesus and uncommented upon by the evangelist, are among the most potent arguments for the belief of the Church in the Divine nature of the Lord. And he said, Lord, I believe,.... He immediately found faith in his soul, and that in exercise, moving towards, and acting upon Christ, as the Son of God, and true Messiah, for everlasting life and salvation; and as soon as he did perceive it, he made an open and hearty profession of it:

and he worshipped him: as God, with religious worship and adoration, not only trusting in him, but ascribing honour, glory, and blessing to him, which are due to God only, and not a creature. 38. he said, Lord, I believe: and he worshipped him—a faith and a worship, beyond doubt, meant to express far more than he would think proper to any human "prophet" (Joh 9:17)—the unstudied, resistless expression, probably of SUPREME faith and adoration, though without the full understanding of what that implied.9:35-38 Christ owns those who own him and his truth and ways. There is particular notice taken of such a suffer in the cause of Christ, and for the testimony of a good conscience. Our Lord Jesus graciously reveals himself to the man. Now he was made sensible what an unspeakable mercy it was, to be cured of his blindness, that he might see the Son of God. None but God is to be worshipped; so that in worshipping Jesus, he owned him to be God. All who believe in him, will worship him.
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