John 9:7

“And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And said vnto him, Goe wash in the poole of Siloam (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therfore, and washed, and came seeing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is translated, Sent). So he went away and washed, and came {back} seeing."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam (which is by interpretation, Sent). He went away therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And said to him, Go and make yourself clean in the bath of Siloam (the sense of the name is, Sent). So he went away and, after washing, came back able to see.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, which is interpreted, Sent. He went therefore and washed, and came seeing.
- Darby Bible

And said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
- Webster's Bible

Go and wash in the pool of Siloam --the name means `Sent.' So he went and washed his eyes, and returned able to see.
- Weymouth Bible

and said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means "Sent"). So he went away, washed, and came back seeing.
- World English Bible

and seide to hym, Go, and be thou waisschun in the watir of Siloe, that is to seie, Sent. Thanne he wente, and waisschide, and cam seynge.
- Wycliffe Bible

`Go away, wash at the pool of Siloam,' which is, interpreted, Sent. He went away, therefore, and did wash, and came seeing;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 9:7

9:7 Go, wash at the pool of Siloam - Perhaps our Lord intended to make the miracle more taken notice of. For a crowd of people would naturally gather round him to observe the event of so strange a prescription, and it is exceeding probable, the guide who must have led him in traversing a great part of the city, would mention the errand he was going upon, and so call all those who saw him to a greater attention. From the fountain of Siloam, which was without the walls of Jerusalem, a little stream flowed into the city, and was received in a kind of basin, near the temple, and called the pool of Siloam. Which is, by interpretation, Sent - And so was a type of the Messiah, who was sent of God. He went and washed, and came seeing - He believed, and obeyed, and found a blessing. Had he been wise in his own eyes, and reasoned, like Naaman, on the impropriety of the means, he had justly been left in darkness. Lord, may our proud hearts be subdued to the methods of thy recovering grace! May we leave thee to choose how thou wilt bestow favours, which it is our highest interest to receive on any terms.

People's Bible Notes for John 9:7

Joh 9:7 Go, wash in the pool of Siloam. It was Christ's rule to require an act of faith. Hence, instead of bidding him to see, he sent him to Siloam to wash the clay from his eyes. Siloam is a rock-hewn basin fifty-three feet long, eighteen wide, and nineteen deep, fed by a spring. It is named in Isa 8:6 Ne 3:15, and can still be seen in Jerusalem.

Discussion for John 9

  • 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.
  • Dr. Deborah A. Bonner BS \MA\DMM
    Upon studying John 9 I found the Commentary most enlightening. I would enjoy more studies in this area. Thank you
  • 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.
  • Evelyn
    Jesus came into this world to save mankind/ the poor in spirit, and give light to the blind. That means no matter if you have money or not we are all poor and need to be guided back to our father so we can inherit the riches HE has for us and for us to be able to do that we need the light to see where we are going and that is Jesus Christ. In the verse, not only his eyes were opened but his spirit
  • Emmanuel
    Interestingly, the sin you have committed is not a problem, our Lord is interested in you acknowledging your sin so that it can be removed. pay attention to verse 41, the only problem an individual may have is failing to acknowledge that he has sinned but if you do acknowledged the rest is history wash away . It is amazing how the LORD leaves us with the simplest of task, and takes on the most difficult task for us.

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