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Verses of John 9

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John 9:3 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Christ's answer must not be understood absolutely, as if he denied this man and his parents to be guilty of sin, for both he and they had sin enough, not only to deserve temporal blindness, but eternal darkness.

The meaning is, that in afflicting this man, the Lord did not so much respect his or his parents sin, as the manifestation of his own glory, in this miraculous cure. Christ doth not deny but that a man's own sin, and the sin of his parents, may be the procuring cause of blindness; but that neither the one nor the other was the cause in that man's case; but that the power and mercy of God might be seen in restoring this man to his sight, therefore was he born blind.

Whence note, 1. That though sin be always the deserving, yet it is not always the procuring cause of affliction.

3. That we seldom think of, or hit upon, any other cause of affliction, but only sin; though the design of God looks beyond the sin of man in afflictions; yet man seldom looks beyond that or thinks of any other design of God in afflicting, but only punishing for sin.

Verses of John 9

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John 9:3 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 9:3 - The Greek Testament

John 9:3 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 9:3 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 9:3 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 9:3 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 9:3 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 9:3 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 9:3 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:3 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:3 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 9:3 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 9:3 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 9:3 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 9:3 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 9:3 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 9:3 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:3 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 9:3 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 9:3 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 9:3 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 9:3 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 9:3 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 9:3 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 9:3 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 9:3 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:3 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 9:3 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 9:3 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 9:3 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament