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

  • 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
  • Lu2677
    John 9:6 says that Christ anointed the eyes of the blind man with clay. It doesn't say that Christ anointed the empty eye sockets with clay. If you believe the Word is the truth why do you change it, why don't you believe what it says? Verse 10 says "How were thine eyes opened?" It does not say; How did you get eye balls put in? I hope this answers your question.
  • 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
  • BSP
    Verse 22 said that people were expelled for acknowledging Christ. It shows how bad of a spiritual condition those who were supposed to be taking the lead were in.
  • Lani sosres
    I believe Jesus Chirst used this man to prove to unbelievers that he is the son of God.That his parents were not sinners and he was not a sinner but when Jesus gave him sight he was a sinner
    Grace Because only because of Gods Grace that he was given sight Gods Grace and Mercy.
  • 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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