New American Standard Bible
When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes,
King James Bible
When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
Darby Bible Translation
Having said these things, he spat on the ground and made mud of the spittle, and put the mud, as ointment, on his eyes.
World English Bible
When he had said this, he spat on the ground, made mud with the saliva, anointed the blind man's eyes with the mud,
Young's Literal Translation
These things saying, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and rubbed the clay on the eyes of the blind man, and said to him,
John 9:6 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And made clay ... - Two reasons may be assigned for making this clay, and anointing the eyes with it. One is, that the Jews regarded spittle as medicinal to the eyes when diseased, and that they forbade the use of medicines on the Sabbath. They regarded the Sabbath so strictly that they considered the preparation and use of medicines as contrary to the law. Especially it was particularly forbidden among them to use spittle on that day to heal diseased eyes. See instances in Lightfoot. Jesus, therefore, by making this spittle, showed them that their manner of keeping the day was superstitious, and that he dared to do a thing which they esteemed unlawful. He showed that their interpretation of the law of the Sabbath was contrary to the intention of God, and that his disciples were not bound by their notions of the sacredness of that day. Another reason may have been that it was common for prophets to use some symbolical or expressive action in working miracles. Thus, Elisha commanded his staff to be laid on the face of the child that he was about to restore to life, 2 Kings 4:29. Compare the notes at Isaiah 8:18. In such instances the prophet showed that the miracle was performed by power communicated through him; so, in this case, Jesus by this act showed to the blind man that the power of healing came from him who anointed his eyes. He could not see him, and the act of anointing convinced him of what might have been known without such an act, could he have seen him that Jesus had power to give sight to the blind.
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.
Then the eyes of the blind will be opened And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.
Jesus took him aside from the crowd, by himself, and put His fingers into his ears, and after spitting, He touched his tongue with the saliva;
Taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, "Do you see anything?"
He answered, "The man who is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, 'Go to Siloam and wash'; so I went away and washed, and I received sight."
Jump to PreviousAnointed Applied Blind Clay Dust Earth Eyes Ground Kneading Mixed Mouth Mud Ointment Saliva Smeared Spat Speaking Spit Spittle Water Words
Jump to NextAnointed Applied Blind Clay Dust Earth Eyes Ground Kneading Mixed Mouth Mud Ointment Saliva Smeared Spat Speaking Spit Spittle Water Words
LinksJohn 9:6 NIV
John 9:6 NLT
John 9:6 ESV
John 9:6 NASB
John 9:6 KJV
John 9:6 Bible Apps
John 9:6 Biblia Paralela
John 9:6 Chinese Bible
John 9:6 French Bible
John 9:6 German Bible
John 9:6 Commentaries