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John 9:31 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— We know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and do his will, him he heareth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man is a worshiper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— [But] we know that God does not hear sinners; but if any one be God-fearing and do his will, him he hears.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— We know that, God, unto sinners, doth not hearken: but, if one be, a worshipper of God, and be doing, his will, unto this one, he hearkeneth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and we have known that God doth not hear sinners, but, if any one may be a worshipper of God, and may do His will, him He doth hear;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Now we know that God doth not hear sinners: but if a man be a server of God and doth his, will, him he heareth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man bee a worshipper of God, and doth his will, him he heareth.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But we know that Aloha the voice of sinners heareth not; but if any man fear him and do his will, him he heareth.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Now we know, that God heareth not the voice of sinners; but him that feareth him, and doeth his pleasure, him he heareth.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Now 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
we know 1492
{1492} Prime
εἰδῶ
eido
{i-do'}
A primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent, G3700 and G3708; properly to see (literally or figuratively); by implication (in the perfect only) to know.
z5758
<5758> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 516
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
God 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
heareth 191
{0191} Prime
ἀκούω
akouo
{ak-oo'-o}
A primary verb; to hear (in various senses).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
sinners: 268
{0268} Prime
ἁμαρτωλός
hamartolos
{ham-ar-to-los'}
From G0264; sinful, that is, a sinner.
but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
if 1437
{1437} Prime
ἐάν
ean
{eh-an'}
From G1487 and G0302; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty.
any man 5100
{5100} Prime
τὶς
tis
{tis}
An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.
be 5600
{5600} Prime

o
{o}
Including the oblique forms, as well as ἦς [[es]], {ace}; [[e]], {ay}, etc.; the subjunctive of G1510; (may, might, can, could, would, must, etc.; also with G1487 and its compounds, as well as with other particles) be.
z5753
<5753> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 68
a worshipper of God, 2318
{2318} Prime
θεοσεβής
theosebes
{theh-os-eb-ace'}
From G2316 and G4576; reverent of God, that is, pious.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
doeth 4160
{4160} Prime
ποιέω
poieo
{poy-eh'-o}
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
z5725
<5725> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 352
his 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
will, 2307
{2307} Prime
θέλημα
thelema
{thel'-ay-mah}
From the prolonged form of G2309; a determination (properly the thing), that is, (actively) choice (specifically purpose, decree; abstractly volition) or (passively) inclination.
him 5127
{5127} Prime
τούτου
toutou
{too'-too}
Genitive singular masculine or neuter of G3778; of (from or concerning) this (person or thing).
he heareth. 191
{0191} Prime
ἀκούω
akouo
{ak-oo'-o}
A primary verb; to hear (in various senses).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 9:24-34.


John 9:31

_ _ they cast him out — judicially, no doubt, as well in fact. The allusion to his being “born in sins” seems a tacit admission of his being blind from birth — the very thing they had been so unwilling to own. But rage and enmity to truth are seldom consistent in their outbreaks. The friends of this excommunicated youth, crowding around him with their sympathy, would probably express surprise that One who could work such a cure should be unable to protect his patient from the persecution it had raised against him, or should possess the power without using it. Nor would it be strange if such thoughts should arise in the youth’s own mind. But if they did, it is certain, from what follows, that they made no lodgment there, conscious as he was that “whereas he was blind, now he saw,” and satisfied that if his Benefactor “were not of God, He could do nothing” (John 9:33). There was a word for him too, which, if whispered in his ear from the oracles of God, would seem expressly designed to describe his case, and prepare him for the coming interview with his gracious Friend. “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” (Isaiah 66:5). But how was He engaged to whom such noble testimony had been given, and for whom such persecution had been borne? Uttering, perhaps, in secret, “with strong crying and tears,” the words of the prophetic psalm, “Let not them that wait on Thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake; let none that seek Thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel; because for Thy sake I have borne reproach ... and the reproaches of them that reproached Thee are fallen upon me” (Psalms 69:6, Psalms 69:7, Psalms 69:9).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 9:13-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 9:31

We — Even we of the populace, know that God heareth not sinners — Not impenitent sinners, so as to answer their prayers in this manner. The honest courage of this man in adhering to the truth, though he knew the consequence, John 9:22, gives him claim to the title of a confessor.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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we know:

Job 27:8-9 For what [is] the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul? ... Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
Job 35:12 There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.
Job 42:8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you [after your] folly, in that ye have not spoken of me [the thing which is] right, like my servant Job.
Psalms 18:41 They cried, but [there was] none to save [them: even] unto the LORD, but he answered them not.
Psalms 34:15 The eyes of the LORD [are] upon the righteous, and his ears [are open] unto their cry.
Psalms 66:18-20 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear [me]: ... Blessed [be] God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.
Proverbs 1:28-29 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: ... For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
Proverbs 15:29 The LORD [is] far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
Proverbs 21:13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer [shall be] abomination.
Isaiah 1:15 And 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.
Isaiah 58:9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I [am]. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
Jeremiah 11:11 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.
Jeremiah 14:12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.
Ezekiel 8:18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, [yet] will I not hear them.
Micah 3:4 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.
Zechariah 7:13 Therefore 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 of hosts:

if any:

Psalms 34:15 The eyes of the LORD [are] upon the righteous, and his ears [are open] unto their cry.
Proverbs 15:29 The LORD [is] far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

and doeth:

John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or [whether] I speak of myself.
John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Psalms 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law [is] within my heart.
Psalms 143:10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou [art] my God: thy spirit [is] good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
Hebrews 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
1 John 3:21-22 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, [then] have we confidence toward God. ... And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

him:

John 11:41-42 Then they took away the stone [from the place] where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up [his] eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. ... And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said [it], that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
Genesis 18:23-33 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? ... And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.
Genesis 19:29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
Genesis 20:7 Now therefore restore the man [his] wife; for he [is] a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore [her] not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that [are] thine.
1 Kings 17:20-22 And he cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son? ... And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
1 Kings 18:36-38 And it came to pass at [the time of] the offering of the [evening] sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou [art] God in Israel, and [that] I [am] thy servant, and [that] I have done all these things at thy word. ... Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that [was] in the trench.
2 Chronicles 32:20-21 And for this [cause] Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven. ... And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword.
Psalms 99:6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.
Psalms 106:23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy [them].
Jeremiah 15:1 Then said the LORD unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, [yet] my mind [could] not [be] toward this people: cast [them] out of my sight, and let them go forth.
James 5:15-18 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. ... And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
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