John 9:31
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New Living Translation
We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but he is ready to hear those who worship him and do his will.

King James Bible
Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.

Darby Bible Translation
But we know that God does not hear sinners; but if any one be God-fearing and do his will, him he hears.

World English Bible
We know that God doesn't listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshipper of God, and does his will, he listens to him.

Young's Literal Translation
and we have known that God doth not hear sinners, but, if any one may be a worshipper of God, and may do His will, him He doth hear;

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

9:31 We - Even we of the populace, know that God heareth not sinners - Not impenitent sinners, so as to answer their prayers in this manner. The honest courage of this man in adhering to the truth, though he knew the consequence, John 9:22, gives him claim to the title of a confessor.

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The 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
1. The Lord Jesus, as we heard when the Holy Gospel was being read, opened the eyes of a man who was born blind. Brethren, if we consider our hereditary punishment, the whole world is blind. And therefore came Christ the Enlightener, because the devil had been the Blinder. He made all men to be born blind, who seduced the first man. Let them run to the Enlightener, let them run, believe, receive the clay made of the spittle. The Word is as it were the spittle, the Flesh is the earth. Let them wash
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

On the Same Lesson of the Gospel, John ix. , on the Giving Sight to the Man that was Born Blind.
1. We have heard the lesson of the Holy Gospel which we are in the habit of hearing; but it is a good thing to be reminded: good to refresh the memory from the lethargy of forgetfulness. And in fact this very old lesson has given us as much pleasure as if it were new. Christ gave sight to one blind from his birth; why do we marvel? Christ is the Saviour; by an act of mercy He made up that which He had not given in the womb. Now when He gave that man no eyes, it was no mistake of His surely; but a
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

A Pressed Man Yielding to Christ
"Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on he Son of God? He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him."--John 9:35-38. D LAST Sabbath morning,[9]* I spoke to you concerning one who was impressed into the King's service. That was Simon, the Cyrenian, who was compelled to bear
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900

Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:45
Then you returned and wept before the LORD, but he refused to listen.

Job 27:8
For what hope do the godless have when God cuts them off and takes away their life?

Job 35:13
But it is wrong to say God doesn't listen, to say the Almighty isn't concerned.

Psalm 34:15
The eyes of the LORD watch over those who do right; his ears are open to their cries for help.

Psalm 66:18
If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.

Psalm 145:19
He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues them.

Proverbs 15:29
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayers of the righteous.

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