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

  • 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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