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John 9:2 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "And his disciples asked him," (kai erotesan auton hoi mathetai autou) "And his disciples inquired of him," His own disciples who still clung to some old beliefs and fixed assumptions, inquired specifically about this blind man's cause of blindness.

2) "Saying, Master, who did sin," (legontes hrabbi tis hemarten) "Saying, rabbi, who sinned," to cause this man's blindness. It was commonly believed, and too generally assumed, that all special calamities were caused by special sins. Such had some basis for such conscientious thoughts, since God warned that He would visit iniquities of fathers upon their children to the fourth generation, Exo 20:5; Exo 34:7; Num 14:18.

3) "This man, or his parents,'' (houtos e hoi goneis autou) "This one who is blind or his parents?" On whom may we focus the cause, or fix the blame, for his blindness, as if all afflictions were punishment for some personal sin.

4) "That he was born blind?" (hina tuphlos gennethe) "in order that he came to be born blind?" This was also the conclusion of the Pharisees, Joh 9:34.

Numerous examples may be given of punishment following, from parent to child, Num 14:33-34; Jer 32:18.

Consult other comments:

John 9:2 - The Greek Testament

John 9:2 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 9:2 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 9:2 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 9:2 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 9:2 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 9:2 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 9:2 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 9:2 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:2 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:2 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 9:2 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 9:2 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 9:2 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 9:2 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:2 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 9:2 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 9:2 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 9:2 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 9:2 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 9:2 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 9:2 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 9:2 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:2 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 9:2 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 9:2 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 9:2 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary