John 9:36
New International Version
"Who is he, sir?" the man asked. "Tell me so that I may believe in him."

New Living Translation
The man answered, "Who is he, sir? I want to believe in him."

English Standard Version
He answered, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?”

Berean Study Bible
“Who is He, Sir?” he replied. “Tell me so that I may believe in Him.”

Berean Literal Bible
He answered and said, "And who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?"

New American Standard Bible
He answered, "Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?"

King James Bible
He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?

Christian Standard Bible
"Who is he, Sir, that I may believe in him?" he asked.

Contemporary English Version
He replied, "Sir, if you will tell me who he is, I will put my faith in him."

Good News Translation
The man answered, "Tell me who he is, sir, so that I can believe in him!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who is He, Sir, that I may believe in Him?" he asked.

International Standard Version
He answered, "And who is he, sir? Tell me, so that I may believe in him."

NET Bible
The man replied, "And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?"

New Heart English Bible
He answered, "Who is he, Lord, that I may believe in him?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He who had been healed answered and said, “Who is He, my lord, that I may trust in him?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The man replied, "Sir, tell me who he is so that I can believe in him."

New American Standard 1977
He answered and said, “And who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe in him?

King James 2000 Bible
He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?

American King James Version
He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?

American Standard Version
He answered and said, And who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him?

Douay-Rheims Bible
He answered, and said: Who is he, Lord, that I may believe in him?

Darby Bible Translation
He answered and said, And who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him?

English Revised Version
He answered and said, And who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him?

Webster's Bible Translation
He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him?

Weymouth New Testament
"Who is He, Sir?" replied the man. "Tell me, so that I may believe in Him."

World English Bible
He answered, "Who is he, Lord, that I may believe in him?"

Young's Literal Translation
he answered and said, 'Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?'
Study Bible
Spiritual Blindness
35When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, He found the man and said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36“Who is He, Sir?” he replied. “Tell me so that I may believe in Him.” 37“You have already seen Him,” Jesus answered. “He is the One speaking with you.”…
Cross References
Romans 10:14
How then can they call on the One in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach?

John 9:37
"You have already seen Him," Jesus answered. "He is the One speaking with you."

Treasury of Scripture

He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?

Who.

John 1:38
Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?

Proverbs 30:3,4
I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy…

Song of Solomon 5:9
What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us?







Lexicon
“Who
τίς (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

is He,
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

Sir?”
Κύριε (Kyrie)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

he
ἐκεῖνος (ekeinos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1565: That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.

replied.
Ἀπεκρίθη (Apekrithē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

“[Tell me] so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

I may believe
πιστεύσω (pisteusō)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.

in
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

Him.”
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.
(36) Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?--For "Lord" it would be better to read Sir, as in John 4:11; John 4:19; John 5:7, et. al. The man does not express by it more than the reverence to a prophet or teacher. He recognises Him by the voice which he had heard before, and now for the first time sees Him. He is ready to believe on the Messiah whom all expected, and he feels that this prophet, who had opened his eyes, can tell him who the Messiah is. The form of the question, "Who is He?" suggests that he half expected that He, upon whom he looked, was more than a prophet, and was none other than the Messiah Himself. In the absence of any such thought, the question would have taken a vague form, such as "Where is He?" or "When shall He appear?" He asks as one who knows that the object of his faith is at hand.

Verse 36. - He answered and said, And who is he, that (ἵνα) I may believe on him? The conjunction adds much to the eagerness of the reply. His faith was ready for full expression. He half suspected, as the Samaritan woman (John 4:25) did, that Jesus was pointing to himself. The τίς; rather than τί; ("who?" rather than "what?") shows the intensity of the man's desire to find and hail and trust "the Son of God." The disposition, the posture, of his mind is that of faith. The adequate object for that faith has not been revealed to him. Apt symbol of many in their passage from darkness to light. When receptive, susceptible, conscious of need, with some notion, though an obscure one, of whom and of what they most of all need, many are disposed even now to utter the same importunate request. 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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