JOHN 9:40

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?”

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John 9:40 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
some (No Greek definition. English implied.)
of 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) of
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Pharisees Φαρισαίων A separatist, i.e., exclusively religious; a Pharisean, i.e., Jewish sectary Pharisees
which were ὄντες Being which were
with μετ' Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) with
him αὐτοῦ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
heard Ἤκουσαν To hear (in various senses) heard
these words, ταῦτα These things these words
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
said εἶπον To speak or say (by word or writing) said
unto him, αὐτῷ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons unto him
Are ἐσμεν We are Are
we ἡμεῖς We (only used when emphatic) we
blind τυφλοί Opaque (as if smoky), i.e., (by analogy) blind (physically or mentally) blind
also? καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words also

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  • 38  And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

  • 39  And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

  • 40  And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?

  • 41  Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.




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