New Living Translation
"Rabbi," his disciples asked him, "why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents' sins?"
King James Bible
And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
Darby Bible Translation
And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?
World English Bible
His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
Young's Literal Translation
and his disciples asked him, saying, 'Rabbi, who did sin, this one or his parents, that he should be born blind?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:2 Who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? - That is, was it for his own sins, or the sins of his parents? They suppose (as many of the Jews did, though without any ground from Scripture) that he might have sinned in a pre - existent state, before he came into the world.
LibraryThe Brevity of Life.
"I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh."--ST. JOHN ix. 4. There are few things more commonly disregarded by us in our early years than the brevity of our life through all its successive stages, and the fleeting nature of its opportunities. In childhood we are almost entirely unconscious of both these characteristics of life. Indeed, it would hardly be natural if it were otherwise. That reflective habit which dwells upon them is the result of our experience, …
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby
On the Words of the Gospel, John ix. 4 and 31, "We must Work the Works of Him that Sent Me," Etc. Against the Arians. And
On the Same Lesson of the Gospel, John ix. , on the Giving Sight to the Man that was Born Blind.
A Pressed Man Yielding to Christ
You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected--even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me.
They love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces, and to be called 'Rabbi.'
"Don't let anyone call you 'Rabbi,' for you have only one teacher, and all of you are equal as brothers and sisters.
"Do you think those Galileans were worse sinners than all the other people from Galilee?" Jesus asked. "Is that why they suffered?
Meanwhile, the disciples were urging Jesus, "Rabbi, eat something."
As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth.
"You were born a total sinner!" they answered. "Are you trying to teach us?" And they threw him out of the synagogue.
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