New Living Translation
We know God spoke to Moses, but we don't even know where this man 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:29 We know not whence he is - By what power and authority he does these things.
LibraryThe Brevity of Life.
"I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh."--ST. JOHN ix. 4. There are few things more commonly disregarded by us in our early years than the brevity of our life through all its successive stages, and the fleeting nature of its opportunities. In childhood we are almost entirely unconscious of both these characteristics of life. Indeed, it would hardly be natural if it were otherwise. That reflective habit which dwells upon them is the result of our experience, …
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby
On the Words of the Gospel, John ix. 4 and 31, "We must Work the Works of Him that Sent Me," Etc. Against the Arians. And
On the Same Lesson of the Gospel, John ix. , on the Giving Sight to the Man that was Born Blind.
A Pressed Man Yielding to Christ
But how could he be? For we know where this man comes from. When the Messiah comes, he will simply appear; no one will know where he comes from."
While Jesus was teaching in the Temple, he called out, "Yes, you know me, and you know where I come from. But I'm not here on my own. The one who sent me is true, and you don't know him.
Jesus told them, "These claims are valid even though I make them about myself. For I know where I came from and where I am going, but you don't know this about me.
"Why, that's very strange!" the man replied. "He healed my eyes, and yet you don't know where he comes from?
Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets.
And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe.
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