John 9:17 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "They say unto the blind man again," (legousin oun to tuphlo palin) "Then they said to the blind man again,'' a third time he had been quizzed about the matter, and a second time by them, Joh 9:10; Joh 9:15.
2) "What sayest thou of him,'' (ti su legeis peri autou) "What do you say concerning him?" What is your judgement? This gave him an occasion to confirm the Divine work of Jesus, with gratitude, Mat 5:16.
4) "He said, He is a prophet." (ho de eipen hoti prophetes estin) "Then he said, he is (exists as) a prophet," as such has a Divine mission, Joh 4:19; Joh 6:14, as others upon seeing His works, His miracles, had expressed their faith that He was ''that prophet" who was to come, Deu 18:15-19.
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Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
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