John 9:8
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New International Version
His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, "Isn't this the same man who used to sit and beg?"

King James Bible
The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?

Darby Bible Translation
The neighbours therefore, and those who used to see him before, that he was a beggar, said, Is not this he that was sitting and begging?

World English Bible
The neighbors therefore, and those who saw that he was blind before, said, "Isn't this he who sat and begged?"

Young's Literal Translation
the neighbours, therefore, and those seeing him before, that he was blind, said, 'Is not this he who is sitting and begging?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That he was blind - Ὁτι τυφλος ην: but, instead of this, προσαιτης, when he begged, or was a beggar, is the reading of ABC*DKL, seven others, both the Syriac, both the Arabic, later Persic, Coptic, Ethiopic, Armenian, Sahidic, Gothic, Slavonic, Vulgate, eight copies of the Itala, and some of the primitive fathers. This is in all probability the true reading, and is received by Griesbach into the text.

Beggars in all countries have a language peculiar to themselves. The language of the Jewish beggars was the following: זבי כי Deserve something by me - Give me something that God may reward you. רכי ני זכי גר מך O ye tender-hearted, do yourselves good by me. Another form, which seems to have been used by such as had formerly been in better circumstances, was this: סכי כי מה הוינא אסתכל בי מה אנא Look back and see what I have been; look upon me now, and see what I am. See Lightfoot.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Is not.

Ruth 1:19 So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem...

1 Samuel 21:11 And the servants of Achish said to him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances...

sat.

1 Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes...

Mark 10:46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus...

Luke 16:20-22 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores...

Luke 18:35 And it came to pass, that as he was come near to Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:

Acts 3:2-11 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful...

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
Luke 1:58
Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.

John 9:9
Some claimed that he was. Others said, "No, he only looks like him." But he himself insisted, "I am the man."

Acts 3:2
Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.

Acts 3:10
they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

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