New American Standard Bible
He answered, "Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?"
King James Bible
He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?
Darby Bible Translation
He answered and said, And who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him?
World English Bible
He answered, "Who is he, Lord, that I may believe in him?"
Young's Literal Translation
he answered and said, 'Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Who is he? - It is probable that the man did not know that he who now addressed him was the same who had healed him. He had not yet seen him John 9:7, but he was prepared to acknowledge him when he did see him. He inquired, therefore, who the person was, or wished that he might be pointed out to him, that he might see him. This passage shows that he was disposed to believe, and had a strong desire to see and hear the Son of God.
Lord - This word here, as in many other instances in the New Testament, means "Sir." It is clear that the man did not know that it was the Lord Jesus that addressed him, and he therefore replied to him in the common language of respect, and asked him to point out to him the Son of God. The word translated "Lord" here is rendered "Sir" in John 4:11; John 20:15; John 12:21; Acts 16:30; Matthew 27:63. It should have been also here, and in many other places.
LibraryAugust 24 Evening
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day.--JOHN 9:4. The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.--He that watereth shall be watered. My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest: behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
What Think Ye of Christ?
Whether a Man Can Merit Perseverance
Sight Given to the Blind.
How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?
Jesus said to him, "You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you."
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