New Living Translation
If this man were not from God, he couldn't have done it."
King James Bible
If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.
Darby Bible Translation
If this man were not of God he would be able to do nothing.
World English Bible
If this man were not from God, he could do nothing."
Young's Literal Translation
if this one were not from God, he were not able to do anything.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:33 He could do nothing - Of this kind; nothing miraculous.
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
After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. "Rabbi," he said, "we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you."
Some of the Pharisees said, "This man Jesus is not from God, for he is working on the Sabbath." Others said, "But how could an ordinary sinner do such miraculous signs?" So there was a deep division of opinion among them.
Ever since the world began, no one has been able to open the eyes of someone born blind.
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