New Living Translation
His neighbors and others who knew him as a blind beggar asked each other, "Isn't this the man who used to sit and beg?"
King James Bible
The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
Darby Bible Translation
The neighbours therefore, and those who used to see him before, that he was a beggar, said, Is not this he that was sitting and begging?
World English Bible
The neighbors therefore, and those who saw that he was blind before, said, "Isn't this he who sat and begged?"
Young's Literal Translation
the neighbours, therefore, and those seeing him before, that he was blind, said, 'Is not this he who is sitting and begging?'
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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
And when her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had been very merciful to her, everyone rejoiced with her.
Some said he was, and others said, "No, he just looks like him!" But the beggar kept saying, "Yes, I am the same one!"
As they approached the Temple, a man lame from birth was being carried in. Each day he was put beside the Temple gate, the one called the Beautiful Gate, so he could beg from the people going into the Temple.
When they realized he was the lame beggar they had seen so often at the Beautiful Gate, they were absolutely astounded!
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