JOHN 9:32



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“Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.”

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John 9:32 Translation & Meaning

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Since ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) Since
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
world began αἰῶνος Properly, an age; by extension, perpetuity (also past); by implication, the world; specially (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future) world began
was it ἠκούσθη To hear (in various senses) was it
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
heard ἠκούσθη To hear (in various senses) heard
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
any man τις Some or any person or object any man
opened ἤνοιξεν To open up (literally or figuratively, in various applications) opened
the eyes ὀφθαλμοὺς The eye (literally or figuratively); by implication, vision; figuratively, envy (from the jealous side-glance) eyes
of one that was born γεγεννημένου· To procreate (properly, of the father, but by extension of the mother); figuratively, to regenerate one born
blind. τυφλοῦ Opaque (as if smoky), i.e., (by analogy) blind (physically or mentally) blind

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  • 30  The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.

  • 31  Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.

  • 32  Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind.

  • 33  If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.

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


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