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.

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.

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."

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.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

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.

John 9:38 Additional Commentaries
Context
Spiritual Sight and Blindness
37Jesus said to him, "You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you." 38And he said, "Lord, I believe." And he worshiped Him. 39And Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind."…
Cross References
Matthew 8:2
A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."

John 9:39
Jesus said, "For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will 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, …

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