John 9:39
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New Living Translation
Then Jesus told him, "I entered this world to render judgment--to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind."

King James Bible
And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus said, For judgment am I come into this world, that they which see not may see, and they which see may become blind.

World English Bible
Jesus said, "I came into this world for judgment, that those who don't see may see; and that those who see may become blind."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus said, 'For judgment I to this world did come, that those not seeing may see, and those seeing may become blind.'

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

9:39 For judgment am I come into the world - That is, the consequence of my coming will be, that by the just judgment of God, while the blind in body and soul receive their sight, they who boast they see, will be given up to still greater blindness than before.

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The 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
1. The Lord Jesus, as we heard when the Holy Gospel was being read, opened the eyes of a man who was born blind. Brethren, if we consider our hereditary punishment, the whole world is blind. And therefore came Christ the Enlightener, because the devil had been the Blinder. He made all men to be born blind, who seduced the first man. Let them run to the Enlightener, let them run, believe, receive the clay made of the spittle. The Word is as it were the spittle, the Flesh is the earth. Let them wash
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

On the Same Lesson of the Gospel, John ix. , on the Giving Sight to the Man that was Born Blind.
1. We have heard the lesson of the Holy Gospel which we are in the habit of hearing; but it is a good thing to be reminded: good to refresh the memory from the lethargy of forgetfulness. And in fact this very old lesson has given us as much pleasure as if it were new. Christ gave sight to one blind from his birth; why do we marvel? Christ is the Saviour; by an act of mercy He made up that which He had not given in the womb. Now when He gave that man no eyes, it was no mistake of His surely; but a
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

A Pressed Man Yielding to Christ
"Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on he Son of God? He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him."--John 9:35-38. D LAST Sabbath morning,[9]* I spoke to you concerning one who was impressed into the King's service. That was Simon, the Cyrenian, who was compelled to bear
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900

Cross References
Ezekiel 12:2
"Son of man, you live among rebels who have eyes but refuse to see. They have ears but refuse to hear. For they are a rebellious people.

Matthew 13:13
That is why I use these parables, For they look, but they don't really see. They hear, but they don't really listen or understand.

Matthew 15:14
so ignore them. They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch."

Luke 4:18
"The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,

John 3:19
And the judgment is based on this fact: God's light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil.

John 5:22
In addition, the Father judges no one. Instead, he has given the Son absolute authority to judge,

John 5:27
And he has given him authority to judge everyone because he is the Son of Man.

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