John 9:8
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?"

New Living Translation
His neighbors and others who knew him as a blind beggar asked each other, "Isn't this the man who used to sit and beg?"

English Standard Version
The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar were saying, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?”

Berean Study Bible
At this, his neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging began to ask, “Isn’t this the man who used to sit and beg?”

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore the neighbors and those having seen him before, that he was a beggar, were saying, "Is this not he who was sitting and begging?"

New American Standard Bible
Therefore the neighbors, and those who previously saw him as a beggar, were saying, "Is not this the one 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?

Christian Standard Bible
His neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar said, "Isn't this the one who used to sit begging?"

Contemporary English Version
The man's neighbors and the people who had seen him begging wondered if he really could be the same man.

Good News Translation
His neighbors, then, and the people who had seen him begging before this, asked, "Isn't this the man who used to sit and beg?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His neighbors and those who formerly had seen him as a beggar said, "Isn't this the man who sat begging?"

International Standard Version
Then the neighbors and those who had previously seen him as a beggar said, "This is the man who used to sit and beg, isn't it?"

NET Bible
Then the neighbors and the people who had seen him previously as a beggar began saying, "Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?"

New Heart English Bible
The neighbors therefore, and those who saw that he was a beggar before, said, "Is not this he who sat and begged?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But his neighbors and those who had seen him begging before were saying: “Was this not he who sat and begged?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His neighbors and those who had previously seen him begging asked, "Isn't this the man who used to sit and beg?"

New American Standard 1977
The neighbors therefore, and those who previously saw him as a beggar, were saying, “Is not this the one who used to sit and beg?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
The neighbours, therefore, and those who before had seen him that he was blind said, Is not this he that sat and begged?

King James 2000 Bible
The neighbors therefore, and they who before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?

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

American Standard Version
The neighbors therefore, and they that saw him aforetime, that he was a beggar, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The neighbours therefore, and they who had seen him before that he was a beggar, said: Is not this he that sat and begged? Some said: This is he.

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?

English Revised Version
The neighbours therefore, and they which saw him aforetime, that he was a beggar, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?

Webster's Bible Translation
The neighbors therefore, and they who before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?

Weymouth New Testament
His neighbours, therefore, and the other people to whom he had been a familiar object because he was a beggar, began asking, "Is not this the man who used to sit and beg?"

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?'
Study Bible
Jesus Heals the Man Born Blind
7Then He told him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came back seeing. 8At this, his neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging began to ask, “Isn’t this the man who used to sit and beg?” 9Some claimed that he was, but others said, “No, he just looks like him.” But the man kept saying, “I am the one.”…
Cross References
Luke 1:58
Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they rejoiced with her.

John 9:9
Some claimed that he was, but others said, "No, he just looks like him." But the man kept saying, "I am the one."

Acts 3:2
And 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 entering the temple courts.

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

Treasury of Scripture

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

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, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?

1 Samuel 21:11
And the servants of Achish said unto him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

sat.

1 Samuel 2:8
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.

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, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.

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







Lexicon
At this,
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

[his]
Οἱ (Hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

neighbors
γείτονες (geitones)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1069: A neighbor. From ge; a neighbour; by implication, a friend.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

those who
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

had formerly seen
θεωροῦντες (theōrountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2334: From a derivative of theaomai; to be a spectator of, i.e. Discern, (experience) or intensively (acknowledge).

him
αὐτὸν (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.

begging
προσαίτης (prosaitēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4319: To beg, ask earnestly, ask for in addition. From pros and aiteo; to ask repeatedly, i.e. Solicit.

began to ask,
ἔλεγον (elegon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“Isn’t
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.

this
οὗτός (houtos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

the [man who]
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

used to sit
καθήμενος (kathēmenos)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2521: To sit, be seated, enthroned; I dwell, reside. From kata; and hemai; to sit down; figuratively, to remain, reside.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

beg?”
προσαιτῶν (prosaitōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4319: To beg, ask earnestly, ask for in addition. From pros and aiteo; to ask repeatedly, i.e. Solicit.
(8) They which before had seen him that he was blind.--The better reading is, that he was a beggar. The persons are the neighbours, who from living near him knew all about him, and those who used to see him at the spot where he sat begging. Both classes, of course, knew that he was blind.

Is not this he that sat and begged?--Better, Is not this he that sitteth and beggeth? The tenses are present, marking his usual custom.

Verses 8-34. -

(9) The proof of the reality of the miracle, the antagonism of the Pharisees, and the persecution of the heated mad. Verse 8. - The neighbors therefore, and they who beheld him aforetime that (or, because) he was a beggar. This is the first time that his well-known position is mentioned, and (if we translate ὅτι "because") the very fact of his begging (probably with loud voice) had made him a well-known individual. Said, Is not this he that sat and begged? 9:8-12 Those whose eyes are opened, and whose hearts are cleansed by grace, being known to be the same person, but widely different in character, live as monuments to the Redeemer's glory, and recommend his grace to all who desire the same precious salvation. It is good to observe the way and method of God's works, and they will appear the more wonderful. Apply this spiritually. In the work of grace wrought upon the soul we see the change, but we see not the hand that makes it: the way of the Spirit is like that of the wind, which thou hearest the sound of, but canst not tell whence it comes, nor whither it goes.
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