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Verses of John 9

40

John 9:40 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Observe here, 1. How the Pharisees, who watched all opportunities to ensnare our Saviour, look upon these last words as reflecting upon them; as if Christ did insinuate that they were blind; Are we blind also? They that shut their eyes, and will not see the light which Christ offers to them, are the worst of blind ones.

Observe, 2. Our Saviour's reply to the Pharisees' question, If ye were blind; that is, simply ignorant of your duty, and without the means of knowledge and instruction, you should have no sin: that is, comparatively to what you have: you should not have had so much sin and guilt upon you as now you have, by shutting your eyes against the light. But now you say we see: that is, being puffed up with the knowledge which you have, as if ye were the only men that saw; this proud conceit of yours renders your condition incurable, and your sin remaineth unpardonable.

Learn hence, 1. That it is a far greater sin to contemn the known laws of God, than to be ignorant of them; pride is a greater hindrance of knowledge than ignorance, because the proud man thinks he wants no knowledge.

2. That the most exalted knowledge is insufficient to salvation, without a suitable and correspondent practice. The Pharisees had the key of knowledge at their girdle, yet our Saviour tells them of double damnation;

Lord! how sad is it so to know Christ in this world, as that he will be ashamed to know us in another world!

Verses of John 9

40

Consult other comments:

John 9:40 - The Greek Testament

John 9:40 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 9:40 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 9:40 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 9:40 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 9:40 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 9:40 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 9:40 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:40 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:40 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 9:40 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 9:40 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 9:40 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 9:40 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 9:40 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 9:40 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 9:40 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 9:40 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 9:40 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 9:40 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 9:40 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:40 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 9:40 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 9:40 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 9:40 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament