John 9:39

“And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus said, For iudgment I am come into this world, that they which see not, might see, and that they which see, might be made blind.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus said, For judgment came I into this world, that they that see not may see; and that they that see may become blind.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus said, I came into this world to be a judge, so that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus said, For judgment am I come into this world, that they which see not may see, and they which see may become blind.
- Darby Bible

And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they who see not, may see; and that they who see, may be made blind.
- Webster's Bible

I came into this world, said Jesus, "to judge men, that those who do not see may see, and that those who do see may become blind."
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus said, "I came into this world for judgment, that those who don't see may see; and that those who see may become blind."
- World English Bible

Therfore Jhesus seide to hym, Y cam in to this world, `in to doom, that thei that seen not, see, and thei that seen, be maad blynde.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus said, `For judgment I to this world did come, that those not seeing may see, and those seeing may become blind.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 9:39


9:39 For judgment am I come into the world - That is, the consequence of my coming will be, that by the just judgment of God, while the blind in body and soul receive their sight, they who boast they see, will be given up to still greater blindness than before.


People's Bible Notes for John 9:39


Joh 9:39 For judgment I am come into this world. The coming of Christ, the Light, reveals human hearts. Publicans and sinners were made to see, while "Jews" and Pharisees, who claimed to be enlightened, were left in darkness, because they closed their eyes. Those blinded are those who would not see.

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