John 9:1
New International Version
As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.

New Living Translation
As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth.

English Standard Version
As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.

Berean Study Bible
Now as Jesus was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth,

Berean Literal Bible
And passing by, He saw a man blind from birth.

New American Standard Bible
As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth.

New King James Version
Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth.

King James Bible
And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.

Christian Standard Bible
As he was passing by, he saw a man blind from birth.

Contemporary English Version
As Jesus walked along, he saw a man who had been blind since birth.

Good News Translation
As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been born blind.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As He was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth.

International Standard Version
As he was walking along, he observed a man who had been blind from birth.

NET Bible
Now as Jesus was passing by, he saw a man who had been blind from birth.

New Heart English Bible
As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And as he passed, he saw a man blind from his mother's womb.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As Jesus walked along, he saw a man who had been born blind.

New American Standard 1977
And as He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth.

King James 2000 Bible
And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his birth.

American King James Version
And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.

American Standard Version
And as he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND Jesus passing by, saw a man, who was blind from his birth:

Darby Bible Translation
And as he passed on, he saw a man blind from birth.

English Revised Version
And as he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his birth.

Weymouth New Testament
As He passed by, He saw a man who had been blind from his birth.

World English Bible
As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.

Young's Literal Translation
And passing by, he saw a man blind from birth,
Study Bible
Jesus Heals the Man Born Blind
1Now as Jesus was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth, 2and His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”…
Cross References
John 8:59
At this, they picked up stones to throw at Him. But Jesus was hidden and went out of the temple area.

John 9:2
and His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"

Treasury of Scripture

And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.

he saw.

John 9:32
Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.









Lexicon
Now as
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[Jesus] was passing by,
παράγων (paragōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3855: To pass by, depart, pass away. From para and ago; to lead near, i.e. to go along or away.

He saw
εἶδεν (eiden)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

a man
ἄνθρωπον (anthrōpon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

blind
τυφλὸν (typhlon)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5185: Blind, physically or mentally. From, tuphoo; opaque, i.e. blind.

from
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

birth,
γενετῆς (genetēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1079: Birth. Feminine of a presumed derivative of the base of genea; birth.
(1) And as Jesus passed by.--Better, And. as He was passing by. The words are immediately connected with those of the preceding verse, "and went out of the Temple." It was then, as He was leaving the Temple to escape the fury of His enemies who had taken up stones to cast at Him, and was passing by. the place where the blind man was, that His eye fell upon him. The day was the Sabbath of the preceding discourse, now drawing to its close. (Comp. John 9:4; John 9:14, and John 8:12.) The place was probably some spot near the Temple, perhaps one of its gates. We know that beggars were placed near these gates to ask alms (Acts 3:2), and this man was well known as one who sat and begged (John 9:8).

A man which was blind from his birth.--The fact was well known, and was probably publicly proclaimed by the man himself or his parents (John 9:20) as an aggravation of his misery, and as a plea for the alms of passers by. Of the six miracles connected with blindness which are recorded in the Gospels, this is the only case described as blindness from birth. In this lies its special characteristic, for "since the world began, was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind" (John 9:32).

Verses 1-7. -

(8) The Lord confirms by a sign the declaration that he is the Light of the world, by giving eyesight as well as light. That which had been proclaimed as a great truth of his Being and mission, viz. that he was the Light of the world, was now to be established and confirmed to the disciples by a signal miracle. The "higher criticism" finds explanation of this and other similar miracles at Bethsaida and Jericho, in the prophecy of Isaiah 42:19; Isaiah 43:8; Isaiah 35:5; Isaiah 29:18. Volkmar holds that the story of Zacchaeus is thus rewritten! Thoma thinks that we have a spiritualization of the "miracle" on Saul of Tarsus. It would be waste time to point out the differences which are patent to the simplest criticism. Verse 1. - And - the καί suggests relation both in subject-matter, in time, place, occasion, and theme, with that which had preceded - as Jesus was passing by, going along his way, he saw a man blind from birth (cf. ἐκ κοιλίας μητρὸς αὐτοῦ, Acts 3:2; Acts 14:8). He was obviously a well-known beggar, who had often proclaimed the fact that he was blind from birth (see ver. 8). Such a condition and history rendered the cure more difficult and hopeless in the view of ordinary professors of the healing art, and the juxtaposition of such a symbolic fact with the near activity of those who were boasting of their Abrahamic privilege and their national and mere hereditary advantages, is one of the instances of the unconscious poesy of the gospel history. There he sits, the very type of the race which says, "We see," but which to Christ's eye was proclaiming its utter helplessness and blindness, not asking even to be illumined, and revealing the fundamental injury done to the very race and nature of man, and calling for all the healing power that he had been sent into the world to dispense. The man who had been struck blind, or whose eyesight had been slowly dosed by disease, became the type of the effect of special sins upon the character and life; thus e.g., vanity conceals radical defects and weaknesses; pride hides from the sinner's own view his own transgressions; temporary blindness to great faults is one of the symptoms of gross sin like David's, and prejudice is proverbially blind and deaf; but here is a man who is nothing less than the type of a congenital bias to evil, of hereditary damage done to human nature. Unless Christ can pour light upon those who are born blind, he is not the Savior the world needs.
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