John 9:3

“Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the workes of God should be made manifest in him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus answered, "{It was} neither {that} this man sinned, nor his parents; but {it was} so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jesus answered, Neither did this man sin, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Jesus said in answer, It was not because of his sin, or because of his father's or mother's; it was so that the works of God might be seen openly in him.
- Basic English Bible

Jesus answered, Neither has this [man] sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God should be manifested in him.
- Darby Bible

Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
- Webster's Bible

Neither he nor his parents sinned, answered Jesus, "but he was born blind in order that God's mercy might be openly shown in him.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus answered, "Neither did this man sin, nor his parents; but, that the works of God might be revealed in him.
- World English Bible

Jhesus answeride, Nether this man synnede, nether hise eldris; but that the werkis of God be schewid in hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

Jesus answered, `Neither did this one sin nor his parents, but that the works of God may be manifested in him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 9:3


9:3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents - It was not the manner of our Lord to answer any questions that were of no use, but to gratify an idle curiosity. Therefore he determines nothing concerning this. The scope of his answer is, It was neither for any sins of his own, nor yet of his parents; but that the power of God might be displayed.


People's Bible Notes for John 9:3


Joh 9:3 Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents. Jesus does not affirm that they were sinless, but that their sins were not the cause of the calamity. We are not justified in asserting that the sufferer is a sinner. Job, Christ, Paul, and the whole army of martyrs disprove it. But that the works of God should be made manifest in him. By his miraculous cure the work of God shall be made manifest. It is the work of God to believe on Christ (Joh 6:29), and the blindness of this man was the occasion of faith being produced, not only in him, but others. Thus Christ shows a nobler use of suffering. "The Father chasteneth every son whom he loveth" (Heb 12:6).

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