JOHN 9:6

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,”

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John 9:6 Translation & Meaning

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When he had εἰπὼν To speak or say (by word or writing) When he had
thus ταῦτα These things thus
spoken, εἰπὼν To speak or say (by word or writing) spoken
he spat ἔπτυσεν To spit spat
on the ground, χαμαὶ Earthward, i.e., prostrate ground
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
made ἐποίησεν To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) made
clay πηλὸν Clay clay
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 τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
spittle, πτύσματος Saliva spittle
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
he anointed ἐπέχρισεν To smear over anointed
the τοὺς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
eyes ὀφθαλμοὺς The eye (literally or figuratively); by implication, vision; figuratively, envy (from the jealous side-glance) eyes
of blind τυφλοῦ, Opaque (as if smoky), i.e., (by analogy) blind (physically or mentally) blind
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
man τυφλοῦ, Opaque (as if smoky), i.e., (by analogy) blind (physically or mentally) man
with the τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) with the
clay, πηλὸν Clay clay

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  • 4  I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

  • 5  As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

  • 6  When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,

  • 7  And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

  • 8  The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?




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