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sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a 'prophet.


18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight.

19 And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see?

20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind:

21 But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age;2 ask him: he shall speak for himself.

22 These words spake his parents, because they "feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed3 already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age;4 ask him.

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24 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the

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2 he is old enough. Ma. Cr. Ud. ordained. Gen. old enough. Gen. 5 had been blind. Ham.

1 See on LUKE, Xxiv. 19.

m ISA. xxvi. 11: LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them. n See on JOHN, vii. 13.

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• Ver. 34, ISA. lxvi. 5: Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed. JOHN, xvi. 2: They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doth God service.

P JOSHUA, vii. 19: And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him. 1 SAM. vi. 5: Wherefore ye shall make

praise we know that this man is a sinner. 25 He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.

26 Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes?

27 He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples?

28 Then they 'reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are 'Moses' disciples.

29 'We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we "know not from whence he is.


30 The man answered and said unto them, ▾ Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.

31 Now we know that God "heareth not sin

6 We are sure that. Co.

images of your emerods, and images of your mice that mar the land; and ye shall give glory unto the God of Israel: peradventure he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off your gods, and from off your land. Ps. 1. 14, 15: Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the Most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

9 Ver. 16.

1 PET. ii. 23: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.

$ ROM. ii. 17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God.

Ps. ciii. 7: He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. HEB. iii. 5: And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after.



" JOHN, viii. 14.

JOHN, iii. 10: Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou

a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?


" JOB, Xxvii. 9: Will God hear his [the hypocrite's] cry when

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ners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.

32 Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.

33 'If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.

Ps. xviii. even unto If I regard PRO. i. 28:

trouble cometh upon him? do. xxxv. 12: There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men. 41: They cried, but there was none to save them: the LORD, but he answered them not. do. lxvi. 18: iniquity in my heart, the LORD will not hear me. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me. do. xxviii. 9: He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. Isa. i. 15: When ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. JER. xi. 11: Though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them. do. xiv. 12: When they offer burnt-offering and an oblation, I will not accept them. EZEK. viii. 18: Though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them. Mic. iii. 4: Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings. ZEC. vii. 13: It is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD.

* Ps. x. 17: LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear. do. xxxiv. 15: The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry. do. cxlv. 18: The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. PRO. xv. 8, 29: The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. JAM. v. 16: The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 1 PET. iii. 12: The eyes of the LORD are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers, but the face of the LORD is against them that do evil. 1 JOHN, iii. 22: Whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. do. v. 14: This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us.

y Ver. 16.

34 They answered and said unto him, "Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out;" and when he had found him, he said unto him, "Dost thou believe on the Son of God?

36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?

37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and 'it is he that talketh with thee. 38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

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.

40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, 'and said unto him, Are we blind also?

excommunicated him. A. V.

z Ver. 2.

a See on MAT. xiv. 33.

JOHN, iv. 26: Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

© MAT. xiv. 33: Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. d JOHN, iii. 17: God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. do. v. 22, 27: The Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: and hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. do. xii. 47: If any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

e MAT. xiii. 13: Therefore speak I to them in parables, because they seeing see not: and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. JOHN, iii. 19: And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

ROM. ii. 19: And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness.

41 Jesus said unto them, "If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see ; therefore your sin remaineth.


1 Christ is the door and the good shepherd: 19 divers opinions of him: 24 he proveth by his works that he is Christ the Son of God: 89 escapeth the Jews, 40 and went again beyond Jordan, where many believed on him.


VERILY, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

2 But he that entereth in by the door is the "shepherd of the 'sheep.

3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he *goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

8 See on JOHN, XV. 22, 24.

LISA. v. 21: Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! LUKE, Xviii. 14: I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: so every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. 1 JOHN, i. 8-10: If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

a See on ver. 9.

b See on ver. 11.



ACTs, xx. 28: Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the Church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

d REV. iii. 20: Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

e MAT. xi. 29: Learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart.

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