John 9:1

“And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And as Iesus passed by, he saw a man which was blinde from his birth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And as he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when he went on his way, he saw a man blind from birth.
- Basic English Bible

And as he passed on, he saw a man blind from birth.
- Darby Bible

And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man who was blind from his birth.
- Webster's Bible

As He passed by, He saw a man who had been blind from his birth.
- Weymouth Bible

As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.
- World English Bible

And Jhesus passynge, seiy a man blynd fro the birthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

And passing by, he saw a man blind from birth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for John 9:1

Joh 9:1 The Man Born Blind SUMMARY OF JOHN 9: Are Physical Misfortunes Judgments?. Sometimes for the Glory of God. The Blind Man Healed. The Pharisees Examine Him. They Excommunicate Him for Honoring Christ. He Confesseth Christ. He saw a man who was blind from [his] birth. Like most such unfortunates in the East, he was a beggar (Joh 9:8).

Discussion for John 9

  • A disciple
    Hello Peter; It is interesting, and something to wonder about, that men are able to be indifferent to and deflect the spiritual and the truth working right in their midst! "...for flesh and blood has not not revealed it to you, but my Father in heaven." So the LORD is righteous who takes vengeance on the wickedness of men, because He KNOWS what we really are inwardly, and all have a conscience!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Very interesting encounter with the blind man and the members of his community. In spite of all the miracles, many could not still see that Jesus is incarnate God. This is another prophecy fulfilled that His people will know Him not (Jeremiah 3: 20). Also see John 1: 11: He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
  • Jamie
    April- The very definition of God's grace is UNmerited favor... No matter how broken and sorry one could be, only believing Christ took one's place (God seeing Christ's past instead of one's own; Christ's righteousness instead of one's own works) brings salvation! Praise God :) "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift [no work can add] of God:"Eph
  • April
    I think of Amazing grace when I read this chapter, and it makes me wonder,if we say now we see, could we actually be blind?, for it takes every day commitment and understanding, to be sinless,I really dont know of one person in exsistence that is PERFECT, so Thank YESHUA for having grace and patience,I try and ask to help me be humble,and thank him for all I have in my life,I'm nothing without him
  • Bruce
    Dave: The blind man went to the pool to wash he was blind he didn't see Jesus. Read verse 6-7
  • Irene123
    David - not everyone learns at the same speed. God knows this for He created us. Jesus sought this man out because He knew this of him and also KNEW he would - believe - given just one more sentence of teaching.

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