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John 9:36 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He answered and said, And who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He answered, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He answered and said, And who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He answered [and said]—And, who, is he, Sir, that I may believe on him?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— he answered and said, 'Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He answered, and said: Who is he, Lord, that I may believe in him?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might beleeue on him?
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— He who had been cured answered and said, Who (is he), my Lord, that I may believe in him?
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And he that was healed, answered and said: My Lord, who is he, that I may believe on him?

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He 1565
{1565} Prime
ἐκεῖνος
ekeinos
{ek-i'-nos}
From G1563; that one (or [neuter] thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.
answered 611
{0611} Prime
ἀποκρίνομαι
apokrinomai
{ap-ok-ree'-nom-ahee}
From G0575 and κρινω [[krino]]; to conclude for oneself, that is, (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare [H6030]) to begin to speak (where an address is expected).
z5662
<5662> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 352
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.
said, 2036
{2036} Prime
ἔπω
epo
{ep'-o}
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
Who 5101
{5101} Prime
τίς
tis
{tis}
Probably emphatic of G5100; an interrogitive pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions).
is x2076
(2076) Complement
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
he, y2076
[2076] Standard
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
Lord, 2962
{2962} Prime
κύριος
kurios
{koo'-ree-os}
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
that 2443
{2443} Prime
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
I might believe 4100
{4100} Prime
πιστεύω
pisteuo
{pist-yoo'-o}
From G4102; to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), that is, credit; by implication to entrust (especially one's spiritual well being to Christ).
z5661
<5661> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 512
on 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
him? 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.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on John 9:35-38.


John 9:36

_ _ He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I may believe on him? — “His reply is affirmative, and believing by anticipation, promising faith as soon as Jesus shall say who He is” [Stier].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on John 9:35-38.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

John 9:36

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

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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John 1:38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
Proverbs 30:3-4 I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy. ... Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and what [is] his son's name, if thou canst tell?
Song of Songs 5:9 What [is] thy beloved more than [another] beloved, O thou fairest among women? what [is] thy beloved more than [another] beloved, that thou dost so charge us?
Matthew 11:3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?
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Pv 30:3. So 5:9. Mt 11:3. Jn 1:38.

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