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John 9:29

    John 9:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    We know that God spoke to Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from where he is.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    We know that God hath spoken unto Moses: but as for this man, we know not whence he is.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    We are certain that God gave his word to Moses: but as for this man, we have no knowledge where he comes from.

    Webster's Revision

    We know that God hath spoken unto Moses: but as for this man, we know not whence he is.

    World English Bible

    We know that God has spoken to Moses. But as for this man, we don't know where he comes from."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    We know that God hath spoken unto Moses: but as for this man, we know not whence he is.

    Definitions for John 9:29

    Whence - From where.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 9:29

    We know not from whence he is - As if they had said: We have the fullest assurance that the commission of Moses was Divine; but we have no proof that this man has such a commission: and should we leave Moses, and attach ourselves to this stranger? No.

    Barnes' Notes on John 9:29

    We know ... - We know that God commanded Moses to deliver the law. In that they were correct; but they assumed their interpretation of the law to be infallible, and, hence, condemned Jesus.

    As for this fellow - The word "fellow" is not in the original. It is simply "this." The word "fellow" implies contempt, which it cannot be proved they intended to express.

    Whence he is - We know not his origin, his family, or his home. The contrast with the preceding member of the sentence shows that they intended to express their belief that he was not from God. They knew not whether he was mad, whether he was instigated by the devil, or whether he spoke of himself. See John 7:27; John 8:48-52.

    Wesley's Notes on John 9:29

    9:29 We know not whence he is - By what power and authority he does these things.