John 9:21 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "But by what means he now seeth," (pos de nun blepei) "Yet, how he now sees continually," as you can see he now does, as well as we.

2) "We know not;” (ouk oidamen) "We do not really know, perceive, or comprehend," We were not there when it happened. Our answer would be hearsay only, see? You would not accept it since we were not present, and we are sure you are not interested in what we think about the matter.

3) "Or who hath opened his eyes, we know not:" (e tis enoiksen autou tous ophthalmous hemeis ouk oidamen) "Or who opened his eyes (so that he now sees) we do not know or comprehend," for we neither saw it happen, nor has anyone told us personally that he did it. Any reports from us would therefore be hearsay only, see? They were evading a risk of being excluded from the synagogue, Joh 9:22.

4) "He is of age; ask him:” (auton erotesate helikian echei) "He has age, you all just ask him:" He has maturity. He was there, and he will tell it like it was, if you will accept his legal testimony, or do you fellows really want the straight truth?

5) "He shall speak for himself." (autos peri heautou lalesei) "He will speak concerning himself," as one of legal age, with intelligence, as an accountable man, Rom 14:11-12.

Consult other comments:

John 9:21 - The Greek Testament

John 9:21 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 9:21 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 9:21 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 9:21 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:21 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 9:21 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 9:21 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 9:21 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 9:21 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 9:21 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 9:21 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 9:21 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 9:21 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:21 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 9:21 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 9:21 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary