John 9:29
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New International Version
We know that God spoke to Moses, but as for this fellow, we don't even know where he comes from."

King James Bible
We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is.

Darby Bible Translation
We know that God spoke to Moses; but [as to] this [man], we know not whence he is.

World English Bible
We know that God has spoken to Moses. But as for this man, we don't know where he comes from."

Young's Literal Translation
we have known that God hath spoken to Moses, but this one -- we have not known whence he is.'

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

We know not from whence he is - As if they had said: We have the fullest assurance that the commission of Moses was Divine; but we have no proof that this man has such a commission: and should we leave Moses, and attach ourselves to this stranger? No.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

know.

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Numbers 12:2-7 And they said, Has the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? has he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it...

Numbers 16:28 And Moses said, Hereby you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of my own mind.

Deuteronomy 34:10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like to Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,

Psalm 103:7 He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the children of Israel.

Psalm 105:26 He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.

Psalm 106:16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.

Malachi 4:4 Remember you the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded to him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

Acts 7:35 This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made you a ruler and a judge?...

Acts 26:22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue to this day, witnessing both to small and great...

Hebrews 3:2-5 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house...

as for.

John 9:16,24 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keeps not the sabbath day. Others said...

1 Kings 22:27 And say, Thus said the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction...

2 Kings 9:11 Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and one said to him, Is all well? why came this mad fellow to you?...

Matthew 12:24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow does not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

Matthew 26:61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

Luke 23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar...

Acts 22:22 And they gave him audience to this word, and then lifted up their voices, and said, Away with such a fellow from the earth...

we know not.

John 7:27,41,42 However, we know this man from where he is: but when Christ comes, no man knows from where he is...

John 8:14 Jesus answered and said to them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know from where I came, and where I go...

Psalm 22:6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

Isaiah 53:2,3 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he has no form nor comeliness...

Library
June 13 Evening
Dost thou believe on the Son of God?--JOHN 9:35. Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? The brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person.--The blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.--I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

One Metaphor and Two Meanings
'I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh when no man can work.'--JOHN ix. 4. 'The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.'--ROMANS xiii. 12. The contrast between these two sayings will strike you at once. Using the same metaphors, they apply them in exactly opposite directions. In the one, life is the day, and the state beyond death the night; in the other, life is the night,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Healing of the Man Born Blind.
After the scene in the Temple described in the last chapter, and Christ's consequent withdrawal from His enemies, we can scarcely suppose any other great event to have taken place on that day within or near the precincts of the Sanctuary. And yet, from the close connection of the narratives, we are led to infer that no long interval of time can have elapsed before the healing of the man born blind. [4116] Probably it happened the day after the events just recorded. We know that it was a Sabbath,
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Doctrine of Christ.
2 John 9-11. "WHOSOEVER transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed. For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds" (2 John 9-11). What then is the doctrine of Christ? It is the revealed truth concerning the person of our Lord Jesus Christ, that He is the Son
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

Cross References
John 7:27
But we know where this man is from; when the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from."

John 7:28
Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts, cried out, "Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. I am not here on my own authority, but he who sent me is true. You do not know him,

John 8:14
Jesus answered, "Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going.

John 9:30
The man answered, "Now that is remarkable! You don't know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes.

Hebrews 1:1
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways,

Hebrews 1:2
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.

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