John 9:11 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "He answered and said," (apekrithe ekeinos) "That one replied," the one who had sat as a blind beggar, now replied to his neighbors and others who had often seen him and perhaps given him alms in response to his cry as a beggar. His explanation is simple and direct.

2) "A man that is called Jesus made clay," (ho anthropos ho logomenos lesous pelon epoiesen) "The man who is being called Jesus (the Savior) made clay," perhaps explained to him by Jesus, and others who witnessed the scene, Joh 9:6. At first the blind man only knew that Jesus was a man, a caring man, a concerned physician who offered free help to him, the thing the Great Physician does for all spiritually blind believers, 1Jn 5:1.

3) "And anointed mine eyes," (kai epechrisen mou tous ophthalmous) "And he anointed my eyes," because I felt it and when my eyes were opened, I could see what had happened, Joh 9:6. The anointing of the eyes, the touch of a physician's hands, lifted his hope and motivated his obeying the man, Jesus, the Son of man, a thing that led to the man's salvation, Joh 9:38; Joh 20:30-31.

4) "And said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam and wash:” (kai eipen moi hoti hupage eis ton Siloam kai nipsai) "And he told me that I was to go to the pool of Siloam and wash," Joh 9:7, wash myself, for myself, or on my own behalf, much as Elisha told Naaman, at which time and act of obedience he was healed of leprosy, as I was of blindness from birth, 2Ki 5:1-16.

5) "And I went and washed, and I received sight." (apelthon oun kai nipsamenos aneblepsa) "Then upon going and washing (while I was washing) I saw," or “came to see," when I did what He told me to do. Though he had not yet been saved, or come to know who Jesus was, or believed on Him as the Redeemer, Joh 9:35-38; Joh 2:5. He now had a good witness or word to speak of this physician called Jesus, though he did not yet know Him as Savior, Act 1:8; Joh 9:35-38.

Consult other comments:

John 9:11 - The Greek Testament

John 9:11 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 9:11 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 9:11 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 9:11 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 9:11 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 9:11 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:11 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 9:11 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 9:11 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 9:11 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 9:11 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 9:11 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 9:11 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 9:11 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 9:11 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:11 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 9:11 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 9:11 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 9:11 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary