John 9:40
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New International Version
Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, "What? Are we blind too?"

King James Bible
And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?

Darby Bible Translation
And [some] of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and they said to him, Are we blind also?

World English Bible
Those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and said to him, "Are we also blind?"

Young's Literal Translation
And those of the Pharisees who were with him heard these things, and they said to him, 'Are we also blind?'

John 9:40 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Are we blind also? - These Pharisees understood Christ as speaking of blindness in a spiritual sense, and wished to know if he considered them in that state.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Are.

John 9:34 They answered and said to him, You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us? And they cast him out.

John 7:47-52 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are you also deceived...

Matthew 15:12-14 Then came his disciples, and said to him, Know you that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying...

Matthew 23:16 Woe to you, you blind guides, which say, Whoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing...

*etc:

Luke 11:39 And the Lord said to him, Now do you Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter...

*etc:

Romans 2:19-22 And are confident that you yourself are a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness...

Revelation 3:17 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable...

Library
June 13 Evening
Dost thou believe on the Son of God?--JOHN 9:35. Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? The brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person.--The blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.--I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

One Metaphor and Two Meanings
'I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh when no man can work.'--JOHN ix. 4. 'The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.'--ROMANS xiii. 12. The contrast between these two sayings will strike you at once. Using the same metaphors, they apply them in exactly opposite directions. In the one, life is the day, and the state beyond death the night; in the other, life is the night,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Healing of the Man Born Blind.
After the scene in the Temple described in the last chapter, and Christ's consequent withdrawal from His enemies, we can scarcely suppose any other great event to have taken place on that day within or near the precincts of the Sanctuary. And yet, from the close connection of the narratives, we are led to infer that no long interval of time can have elapsed before the healing of the man born blind. [4116] Probably it happened the day after the events just recorded. We know that it was a Sabbath,
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Doctrine of Christ.
2 John 9-11. "WHOSOEVER transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed. For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds" (2 John 9-11). What then is the doctrine of Christ? It is the revealed truth concerning the person of our Lord Jesus Christ, that He is the Son
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

Cross References
Romans 2:19
if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark,

John 9:41
Jesus said, "If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.

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