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John 9:7 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "And said unto him," (kai eipen auto) "And he said directly to him," with concern or compassion for him, Mat 14:14.

2) "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam," (hupage nipsai eis ten kolumbethran tou Siloam) "You go, wash in your own behalf, in the pool of Siloam," wash for your own benefit or profit. The term Siloam means "sent'' or commissioned, and means to flow gently, move gently, used Neh 3:15.

3) ''(Which is by interpretation, Sent.)'' (ho hermenetuetai apestalmenos) "Which is translated as having been sent, commissioned, or mandated.'' Jesus as the water of life, river of life, flowed forth from the throne of God, as that Rock of which Israel drank in the desert, and He is yet that healing, flowing fountain of life, Isa 55:1-3; 1Co 10:4; Rev 22:17.

4) "He went his way therefore, and washed," (apelthen oun kai enipsato) "Then he went and washed himself,'' as he was told to do, and where he was told to do it, following the principle of Mary's instructions at the marriage feast in Galilee, where He performed His first miracle, when she said to the servants, "Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it," Joh 2:5; Joh 2:11.

5) "And came seeing." (kai elthen blepon) "And he came seeing," looking about, as Naaman did when he followed Elisha's instructions to dip seven times in Jordan, 2Ki 5:10-16. Each returned for faithful obedience, Jas 1:22.

This miracle became an occasion for the Pharisees to doubt the supernatural miracle done before their temple gate, and to question the historical testimony of his being born blind in the first place, in spite of the testimony of: 1 ) His parents, 2) His neighbors, and 3)The responsible blind man himself as now further recounted:

Consult other comments:

John 9:7 - The Greek Testament

John 9:7 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 9:7 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 9:7 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 9:7 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 9:7 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 9:7 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 9:7 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:7 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:7 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 9:7 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 9:7 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 9:7 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 9:7 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 9:7 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 9:7 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 9:7 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 9:7 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 9:7 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 9:7 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 9:7 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 9:7 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:7 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 9:7 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 9:7 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 9:7 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary