John 9:8
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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.

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sat.

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(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? The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him,.... For it seems the blind man was not a stranger, one that came out of the country to the city to beg; but a native of Jerusalem, that had long lived in a certain neighbourhood in it, and was well known to be what he was;

that he was blind; the Alexandrian copy, and one of Beza's exemplars, and the Vulgate Latin version read, "that he was a beggar"; to which agree the Syriac, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions: wherefore they

said, is this not he that sat and begged? they particularly remark his begging posture; he was not laid all along, as the lame man in Acts 3:2; nor did he go from door to door, as others were used to do, but he sat in some certain place, as blind men generally did; see Matthew 20:30. 8-15. The neighbours therefore … said, Is not this he that sat and begged—Here are a number of details to identify the newly seeing with the long-known blind beggar.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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