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John 9:34

    John 9:34 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They answered and said to him, You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us? And they cast him out.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Their answer was: You came to birth through sin; do you make yourself our teacher? And they put him out of the Synagogue.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    They answered him, "You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us?" They threw him out.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for John 9:34

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 9:34

    Thou wast altogether born in sins - Thou hast not only been a vile wretch in some other pre-existent state, but thy parents also have been grossly iniquitous; therefore thou and they are punished by this blindness: Thou wast altogether born in sins - thou art no other than a sinful lump of deformity, and utterly unfit to have any connection with those who worship God.

    And they cast him out - They immediately excommunicated him, as the margin properly reads - drove him from their assembly with disdain, and forbade his farther appearing in the worship of God. Thus a simple man, guided by the Spirit of truth, and continuing steady in his testimony, utterly confounded the most eminent Jewish doctors. When they had no longer either reason or argument to oppose to him, as a proof of their discomfiture and a monument of their reproach and shame, they had recourse to the secular arm, and thus silenced by political power a person whom they had neither reason nor religion to withstand. They hare had since many followers in their crimes. A false religion, supported by the state, has, by fire and sword silenced those whose truth in the end annihilated the system of their opponents.

    Barnes' Notes on John 9:34

    Wast born in sins - That is, thou wast born in a state of blindness a state which proved that either thou or thy parents had sinned, and that this was the punishment for it. See John 9:2. Thou wast cursed by God with blindness for crime, and yet thou dost set up for a religious teacher! When people have no arguments, they attempt to supply their place by revilings. When they are pressed by argument, they reproach their adversaries with crime, and especially with being blind, perverse, heretical, disposed to speculation, and regardless of the authority of God. And especially do they consider it great presumption that one of an inferior age or rank should presume to advance an argument in opposition to prevailing opinions.

    They cast him out - Out of the synagogue. They excommunicated him. See the notes at John 9:22.

    Wesley's Notes on John 9:34

    9:34 Born in sin - And therefore, they supposed, born blind. They cast him out - Of the synagogue; excommunicated him.