John 9:40 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "And some of the Pharisees," (ek ton Pharisaion tauta) "Certain ones of the Pharisees," bitter enemies of the Savior, against whom He pronounced the most scathing condemnatory words of His earthly ministry, Mat 23:13-33.

2) "Which were with him heard these words," (hoi met' autou ontes) "The ones who were with him,'' (akouesan tauta) "Heard these things," those present when and where Jesus found the former blind man, whom He had now both healed and saved, Joh 9:7; Joh 9:35-38.

3) "And said unto him, Are we blind also?" (kai eipan auto me kai hemeis tuphloi esmen) "And they said directly to him, we are not also blind, are we?" You are not talking about us, are you? The answer is, yes. They were not only blind, but also willfully blind, spiritually blind, ignorantly blind, and unwilling to see! Thus they were hopelessly blind, in failing to see who He was or believe in Him, Joh 8:24; Rom 2:19; 2Co 4:3-4; Rev 3:17. The question "are we blind?" was impulsively asked, with contempt for Jesus, and a near dare for Him to tell them they were. He accepted the challenge and laid the judgement truth on them heavily.

Consult other comments:

John 9:40 - The Greek Testament

John 9:40 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 9:40 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 9:40 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 9:40 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 9:40 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 9:40 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 9:40 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:40 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:40 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 9:40 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 9:40 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 9:40 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 9:40 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 9:40 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 9:40 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 9:40 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 9:40 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 9:40 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 9:40 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 9:40 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:40 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 9:40 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 9:40 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 9:40 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary