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John 9:36

    John 9:36 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He answered and said, And who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He said in answer, And who is he, Lord? Say, so that I may have faith in him.

    Webster's Revision

    He answered and said, And who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him?

    World English Bible

    He answered, "Who is he, Lord, that I may believe in him?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He answered and said, And who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him?

    Clarke's Commentary on John 9:36

    Who is he, Lord? - It is very likely that the blind man did not know that it was Jesus the Christ who now spoke to him; for it is evident he had never seen him before this time; and he might now see him without knowing that he was the person by whom he was cured, till our Lord made that discovery of himself, mentioned in the following verse.

    Barnes' Notes on John 9:36

    Who is he? - It is probable that the man did not know that he who now addressed him was the same who had healed him. He had not yet seen him John 9:7, but he was prepared to acknowledge him when he did see him. He inquired, therefore, who the person was, or wished that he might be pointed out to him, that he might see him. This passage shows that he was disposed to believe, and had a strong desire to see and hear the Son of God.

    Lord - This word here, as in many other instances in the New Testament, means "Sir." It is clear that the man did not know that it was the Lord Jesus that addressed him, and he therefore replied to him in the common language of respect, and asked him to point out to him the Son of God. The word translated "Lord" here is rendered "Sir" in John 4:11; John 20:15; John 12:21; Acts 16:30; Matthew 27:63. It should have been also here, and in many other places.

    Wesley's Notes on John 9:36

    9:36 Who is he, that I may believe? - This implies some degree of faith already. He was ready to receive whatever Jesus said.