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Verses of John 9

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John 9:34 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. A special instance of Pharisaical pride; they account this poor man a vile person, whom heaven had marked by his native blindness for some extraordinary wickedness. How prone are we to judge them the greatest sinners, whom we observe to be the greatest sufferers!

Observe, 2. From reviling they proceed to excommunicating; They cast him out; that is, out of the communion of the Jewish church. O happy man! who having lost a synagogue, has found heaven! Behold this blind man, and admire him for a resolute confessor, stoutly defending the gracious author of his cure, against the cavils of the Pharisees, and maintaining the innocence and honour of so blessed a benefactor.

Observe, 3. Our Saviour's regard to this blind man, whom the Pharisees had set at nought and excommunicated: He finds him out, reveals himself more fully to him, and directs him to believe in him.

Where observe, That the miracle which Christ had wrought upon the blind man, did not convert him, and work faith in him, till Christ revealed himself unto him, and enabled him to discern the truth of what he revealed.

Learn hence, That miracles confirm faith, but miracles alone can work faith. The blind man had experienced a miracle wrought upon him, yet remains an unbeliever, till Christ said, I am he.

Observe, 4. How readily the man receives the Lord Jesus Christ by faith, upon the fore-mentioned revelation of himself unto him: he instantly said, Lord, I believe; and in testimony thereof, worships him; that is, as God incarnate, as God manifested in the flesh.

Thence learn, That true knowledge of the Son of God will beget faith in him: and true faith in him will be productive of homage and adoration, of obedience and subjection to him. He that knows Christ aright, will believe, and he that believes, will worship and obey: He said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

Verses of John 9

34

Consult other comments:

John 9:34 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

John 9:34 - The Greek Testament

John 9:34 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 9:34 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 9:34 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 9:34 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 9:34 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 9:34 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 9:34 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:34 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:34 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 9:34 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 9:34 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 9:34 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 9:34 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 9:34 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 9:34 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 9:34 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 9:34 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 9:34 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 9:34 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 9:34 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 9:34 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 9:34 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 9:34 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:34 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 9:34 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 9:34 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 9:34 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament