John 9:18 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "But the Jews did not believe concerning him,'' (ouk episteusan oun hoi loudaioi peri autou) "Therefore the Jews did not believe (the report or account) concerning him;" Their unbelief or skepticism led to further evidence in the examination of truth, Thus they unwittingly gave aid to the cause of truth.
2) "That he had been blind, and received his sight,'' (hoti hen tuphlos kai aneblepsen) "That he was(formerly) blind and (that he now) saw,'' though his neighbors and others who had often seen him begging, had told them that it was true, Joh 9:8-13. They appeared to believe that there had been collusion between Jesus and the man.
3) "Until they called the parents of him," (heos hotou ephonesan tous goneis autou) "Until they called his parents," as witnesses, who certainly knew that he had been blind from birth, but no better than the man himself, who said, "I am he," Joh 9:9, Isa 26:11.
4) "That had received his sight." (tou anablepsantos) "Of the one who was having received his continuing sight or vision,'' who had been blind from birth, Joh 9:1-3.
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Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
The Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary of the Whole Bible was originally published as a 23-volume set by Albert Garner (principal author) along with J. C. Howes, G.F. Crumley, and Eugene Garner in 1985. The Blessed Hope Foundation has released this digital edition into the public domain.