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
  • 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.
  • Shukuru wendo
    Our responsibility on the face of the earth is to shine. Jesus says in verse 5 that as long i am in the world i am the light of the world. We echo the sound of our master we therefore understand that without us - the born again,the world would be deep darkened but the light from us spells the darkness away. Keep shining for you are the light.
  • John Ngunjiri for verse 25
    This is a personal testimony.There was a physical change that he could attest that he blind but could now see.Although he did not have a personal experience with this Man of Galilee,a change in him could not be denied even by the unbelieving hypocrites.When a sinner is converted the person of Jesus Christ in him testifies of the goodness of God for the light of life is in him.He becomes a shining light to the blind world of darkness. There is no more blindness in him whom who has the the light of lights. Glory be to our God. The bright morning has risen in his heart. A new day has come.
  • The man understood himself not the other way round. He was blind not his friends or colleagues but him. So our salvation only sees us through but by Jesus nit anybody else. This people they only wanted him to curse the Lord but he blesses and praises Him. What I know now is I can see through the eyes of my heart. I believe all to him could see because he meet the Lord.

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