New International Version
Some claimed that he was. Others said, "No, he only looks like him." But he himself insisted, "I am the man."
King James Bible
Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.
Darby Bible Translation
Some said, It is he; others said, No, but he is like him: *he* said, It is I.
World English Bible
Others were saying, "It is he." Still others were saying, "He looks like him." He said, "I am he."
Young's Literal Translation
others said -- 'This is he;' and others -- 'He is like to him;' he himself said, -- 'I am he.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Some said, This is he - This miracle was not wrought in private - nor before a few persons - nor was it lightly credited. Those who knew him before were divided in their opinion concerning him: not whether the man who sat there begging was blind before - for this was known to all; nor, whether the person now before them saw clearly - for this was now notorious; but whether this was the person who was born blind, and who used in a particular place to sit begging.
Others said, He is like him - This was very natural: for certainly the restoration of his sight must have given him a very different appearance to what he had before.
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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 …
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One Metaphor and Two Meanings
The Healing of the Man Born Blind.
The Doctrine of Christ.
His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, "Isn't this the same man who used to sit and beg?"
"How then were your eyes opened?" they asked.
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