John 9:8 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

1) "The neighbors therefore," (hoi oun geitones) "Then the neighbors," those who lived near him, and had perhaps often befriended him with alms, as a token of compassion and perhaps responding to his loud cries for help, Mat 6:1-4.

2) "And they which before had seen him," (kai hoi theorountes auton to proteron) "And those who had formerly seen him repeatedly," both in their residential neighborhood, and begging at the entrance to the temple gate, also known as the "sheep gate," where he had met the Lord, Joh 8:59; Act 3:2-3.

3) ''That he was blind,'' (hoti prosaites en) "That he was a beggar," as a result of his blindness, an object of alms deeds of charity, commended of the Lord, Luk 11:41; Luk 12:33; Act 10:2; Act 10:4; Act 10:31.

4) "Said, Is not this he that sat and begged?" (elegon ouch houtos estin ho kathemenos kai prosaiton) "They said, Is not this one, the one who was sitting and begging continually?" for a livelihood, as was the custom of the blind, who were physically able to do so? Act 3:10; Act 9:36; Paul carried alms to his race, long after he had been saved and become a missionary, Act 24:17.

Consult other comments:

John 9:8 - The Greek Testament

John 9:8 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 9:8 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 9:8 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 9:8 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 9:8 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 9:8 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 9:8 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

John 9:8 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 9:8 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:8 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:8 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 9:8 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 9:8 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 9:8 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 9:8 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 9:8 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 9:8 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:8 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

John 9:8 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

John 9:8 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 9:8 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

John 9:8 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

John 9:8 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 9:8 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 9:8 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 9:8 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 9:8 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 9:8 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 9:8 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 9:8 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 9:8 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 9:8 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 9:8 - Combined Bible Commentary

Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary