John 9:31 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) ''Now we know that God heareth not sinners,'' (oidamen hoti ho theos hamartolon ouk akouei) "We know that God does not hear sinful or lawless men," moral lawbreakers, Who said this? This one blind, now seeing, unsaved man who did not yet know who Jesus was, Joh 9:35-38; that God does and will hear the prayers of earnest seeking sinners is certified, Psa 145:18-19; Luk 18:13-14.

2) "But if a man be a worshipper of God” (all' ean tis theosebes e) "But if anyone is (exists as) a God-fearing one," as Cornelius and his household did, though unsaved, Act 10:1-6. The man, though sincere, did not tell the truth in his statement, "God does not hear sinners," for sinners must call upon the name of the Lord to be saved, Rom 10:13. Those who today teach "God will not hear a sinner pray" pervert this scripture.

3) "And doeth his will, him he heareth." (kai to thelema autou poie toutou akouei) "And does his priority will, He hears this one," this kind of person who is honest and earnest, and He evidently hears Christ, is the idea of this healed man, Pro 15:29. They (the Pharisees) had themselves already conceded the healing miracle had been a work of God, Joh 9:24.

Consult other comments:

John 9:31 - The Greek Testament

John 9:31 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 9:31 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 9:31 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 9:31 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 9:31 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 9:31 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:31 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 9:31 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 9:31 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 9:31 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 9:31 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 9:31 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 9:31 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 9:31 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 9:31 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 9:31 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 9:31 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

John 9:31 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:31 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 9:31 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 9:31 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 9:31 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary