John 9:2

“And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sinne, this man, or his parents, that he was borne blinde?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this man, or his parents, that he should be born blind?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And his disciples put a question to him, saying, Master, was it because of this man's sin, or the sin of his father and mother, that he has been blind from birth?
- Basic English Bible

And his disciples asked him, saying, Rabbi, who sinned, this [man] or his parents, that he should be born blind?
- Darby Bible

And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who sinned, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
- Webster's Bible

So His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned--this man or his parents--that he was born blind?"
- Weymouth Bible

His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"
- World English Bible

And hise disciplis axiden hym, Maistir, what synnede this man, or hise eldris, that he schulde be borun blynd?
- Wycliffe Bible

and his disciples asked him, saying, `Rabbi, who did sin, this one or his parents, that he should be born blind?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 9:2


9:2 Who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? - That is, was it for his own sins, or the sins of his parents? They suppose (as many of the Jews did, though without any ground from Scripture) that he might have sinned in a pre - existent state, before he came into the world.


People's Bible Notes for John 9:2


Joh 9:2 Master, who did sin? Many of our misfortunes and physical ills are brought on us either by our own sins, or are inherited from parents and caused by their sins. The disciples ask if the blindness is a judgment, and who caused it? They were, perhaps, not aware that he was blind from birth.

Discussion for John 9

  • Joyce Ballentine
    John 9:39 "JESUS said, For judgement I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind." MY MY MY! TO UNDERSTAND THIS SCRIPTURE U MUST UNDERSTAND WHO JESUS WAS TALKING TOO AT THIS TIME! JESUS WAS TALKING TO A GROUP OF RELIGIOUS FOLKS Pharisees WHO HAD KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW BUT WAS BLIND TO THE SPIRITUAL PART OF THE LIVING WORD! JESUS NOT ONLY NEW THE WORD
  • Nontokozo Lubisi
    there is nothing to hard for the Lord, this man was born blind but now he can see. Jesus can change your situation in a minute and the people around you will testify about the power of God. and we must also learn to obey his word for obedience is better than sacrifice, Jesus said to the man Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, he received his sight because he obeyed the instruction.
  • Matt
    Everyone is born ''blind'', yes. Everyone's memory is stripped of the 'world that was' (2nd Peter ch. 3), so they can decide whether to love God or follow Satan. One-third followed Satan in the first age (Rev. 12). Not only did our Lord heal this man's flesh eyes, but He opened his spiritual eyes as well. All souls who don't don't overcome the second resurrection will go into hell (Rev. ch.20).
  • Betty
    We all were born blind and sinners an when we found God we could see it is the word that give us sight to see what god has for us
  • Joe
    due to the fact that the blind mans face changed is it safe to say that he did not have eye balls under his eyelides
  • Josie
    The lesson I learned from the chapter is that the man who was then an adult was borned blind for the purpose of being used to show the glory of God on that sabbath day. Since every day belongs to God, He could use them for His glory at any given time. Therefore, Jesus did not think of religion at the time, but the soul of the man who became a believer by the evidence of being able to see that day.

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