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Verses of John 9

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John 9:6 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Two things concurred towards the cure of this blind man, namely, an act of divine power on Christ's part, and an act of faith and obedience on the man's part.

1. An act of divine power on Christ's part, he tempers clay and spittle together, and anoints the man's eyes therewith, and behold he sees.

What an improbable remedy and means was this to human reason! Much fitter to put out a seeing man's eyes than to cure a blind man's. Had Christ pulled out his box, and applied some medicinal ointment to his eyes, then the praise had been ascribed to his kill, not to his power; but now it plainly appeared, that all the virtue was in Christ, not in the means.

Lord! what great things canst thou do by weak and unlikely means; yea, by opposite and contrary means! but it is the praise of Omnipotency to work by probabilities. From the contemptibleness of the means or instrument, always redounds the greater honour to the agent.

Observe, 2. An act of faith and obedience on the man's part; He went away and washed his eyes in the pool of Siloam, and returned seeing.

Where note, 1. How Christ delights to exercise and try the faith of his people, by their subjection and obedience to difficult commands.

2. That true faith, joined with sincere obedience, never faileth the expectation of them that exercise it: especially in obeying the most hard and difficult commands. Therefore the Evangelist added, that the blind man, after washing, returned seeing.

Verses of John 9

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John 9:6 - The Greek Testament

John 9:6 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 9:6 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 9:6 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 9:6 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 9:6 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 9:6 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 9:6 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 9:6 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 9:6 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:6 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:6 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 9:6 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 9:6 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 9:6 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 9:6 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 9:6 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 9:6 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 9:6 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:6 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:6 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 9:6 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 9:6 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 9:6 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

John 9:6 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 9:6 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 9:6 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 9:6 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 9:6 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 9:6 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 9:6 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:6 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 9:6 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 9:6 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 9:6 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament