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

  • 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.
  • Irene123
    V.7 is a prophesy of Acts2:38. When we are washed in the pool (baptistery, by immersion, (using the NAME of Jesus) and receive the Holy Ghost, the Spirit (Holy Ghost) then opens our eyes to the truth of His Word.
  • A disciple
    David; I think what is more interesting, is how there always seems to be some little rats sneaking around, that have to run and tell the Pharisees what Jesus is doing. This man that was healed is like so many we see today, who are smart and honest and thoughtful; and for no known reason, are brought to have to prove it to grouchy hateful and hostile hypocrites! Whatever he says they don't believe.
  • David
    I am challenged by the once born-blind man testified about Jesus Christ before the Pharisees in verse 27. However, I am also surprised to see him not yet recognizing the Person of Jesus in verse 36 whom he had testified of. That suggest to me that despite Christ's amazing works in our lives, we sometimes still deny knowing him.

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