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Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Gospel of John, Chapter 9 In the KJV and AWPR Versions




John 9



King James Version (KJV) in aqua Blue
Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations Version (AWPR) in Yellow
My Comments are in Green




1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. (KJV)

1)    And in very close proximity - And very near 
       (while) passing by,   
       He  [Jesus]  beheld and saw a man
       blind out of birth.    (AWPR)                                      
       


And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? (KJV)

2)   And the disciples - pupils - learners of Him, 
       (as if equals) asked - inquired of Him,
       laying down definite words saying,
           "Rabbi, who sinned - who commited a guilty offense?
             This one, or the parents of him, 
             in order that he was born / begotten   blind?"
             (AWPR)                                    



Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. (KJV)

3)    Jesus discreetly answered,
              "Certainly neither this one nor the parents of him
                sinned,   
                but in order that the work performances of GOD
                in him might be revealed and shingly manifest 
                [was he born blind].
                (AWPR) 


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

4)    I inevitably need to actively work the work performances 
       of He dispatching and sending Me,
       as long as - while   it is Day.
       Night comes forth (so as to make its public appearance):
       at that time when certainly not even one - certainly no one
       is able - is capable - is empowered   to work.
       (AWPR)
     


As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. (KJV)

5)    Whenever so often as (I)   might - would - could - should  be 
        in the World  [with its order and arrangement],
        (I) AM (the)  (spendorously dazzling brilliant) 
        Shining Light of the World."
        (AWPR)




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, (KJV)

6)    Saying these things - Saying the same things,
        He (noisily) spat onto the ground,
        and made - formed - produced - brought about
        (potter's) clay out of the spittle,
        and daubed - smeared - rubbed 
        the (potter's)  clay  upon the eyes of the blind (man).
        (AWPR) 




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. (KJV)

7)    And said to him,
            "Go discreetly.   Wash   [this part of the body]
              into the swimming pool - into the swimming place
              of Siloam,"
              which is translated -interpreted - explained
              [from one language to another]  (as)
               'having been sent forth out.'

       Accordingly - Therefore,   

       he withdrew - departed - went away 
       and washed  [that part of the body],
       and came forth (so as to make a public appearance)  
       seeing.        (AWPR)




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

8)   Accordingly - Therefore countrymen
             [fellow citizens of the same country or province]
       and those carefully / attentively observing him --
       because he was before this - prior to this, blind --
       laid down definite words and said,
             "Is this certainly not he [who was]
               sitting down and up alongside
               asking - begging (as an inferior to a superior)?"
               (AWPR)




Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he. (KJV)

9)     Others laid down definite words saying that, 
         "This is (he)."

         Then different others that, 
         "He is of the same kind as - He is equal to - He is of the
           same likeness (and character) to him,'   because that one 
           there  [the man formerly blind]  laid down definite words 
           and said, "I am."
           (AWPR)



10 Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened? (KJV)

10)    Accordingly - Therefore,  they laid down definite words
          and said to him,
                 '"How - In what manner or way - By what means
                   were the eyes of you opened again?"
                   (AWPR)




11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight. (KJV)

11)     That one discerningly replied and said,
              "A man, definitely being called Jesus / Yeshua,
               made - produced - brought about   clay
               and daubed - smeared - rubbed  the eyes of me,
               and said to me,
                    'Go discreetly into the 
                     swimming pool - the swimming place of Siloam,
                     and wash [this part of the body].'
               Then, going away - departing    and washing
               [this part of the body],
               I looked up and saw."
               (AWPR)          



12 Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.  (KJV)

12)    Accordingly - Therefore, they said to him,
             "Where - In what place  is that One there?"

         He  [the formerly blind one] 
         lays down definite words and says,
             "I certainly have not seen or perceived / I certainly do not
               know."
               (AWPR)
                



13 They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. (KJV)

13)     They (forcibly)  bring - carry - remove - conduct   him,
           he  / the (one)     once / formerly    blind
           up alongside with the Pharisees.
           (AWPR) 





14 And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. (KJV)

14)    Then it was a Sabbath - Shabbat,
          when - at what time     Jesus / Yeshua
          made - produced - brought about  
          the clay  [by a work of the hands]
          and opened up the eyes of him.
          (AWPR)




15 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see. (KJV)     

15)    Accordingly - Therefore,  once again,  the Pharisees also
         (as equals)  asked - inquired him  [the formerly blind one]
         how - in what manner or way - by what means
         he looked up and saw - he received (his) sight.

         Then he said to them,

             "Clay laid - put -set in place 
               upon the eyes of me. 

               And I washed
[that part of the body],
               and I see - and I am able to look and see."
              (AWPR)   
          
          



16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them. (KJV)

16)    Accordingly - Therefore,  some out of the Pharisees
         laid down definite words and said,
             "This Man is certainly not near to GOD,
               because the Shabbat / the Sabbath
               He certainly does not viligantly and watchfully keep."

        (Different) Others  laid down definite words and said,

            "How - In what manner or way - By what means 
              is a Man,  a wicked transgressor,
              able - capable - empowered 
              to do - make - perform - cause - bring about
              such miraculous signs
              (as this sort having a spiritual end and purpose)?"

        And a schism - a division - a tearing factionalism of 

        groups splitting away 
        was  in / among    them.
        (AWPR)





17 They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet. (KJV)

17)     They lay down definite words and say to the [now formerly]
          blind once again,
              "What definite words say you 
                round about - concerning Him?"

                "Because He opened again the eyes."


                Then he said that "He is a Prophet."

                (AWPR)




18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. (KJV)

18)    Accordingly - Therefore the Judeans 
         certainly did not believe - certainly did not trust
         round about - concerning    him,   that 
         he was blind and looked up again and saw / received sight
         as long as until when they called for the parents of him, 
         (the (one) having looked up again 
           the (one) having received sight):
           (AWPR)      
          




19 And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see? (KJV)

19)    And they as equals asked them, laying down definite words,
          saying,
              "Is this the son of you, whom you 
                lay down definite words and say
                that he was born blind?

                How - In what manner or way - By what means, 
                therefore (that) just now he sees?"       
                (AWPR) 



20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: (KJV)

20)    The parents of him discreetly answered him and said,
               "We know and are acquainted with that this is 
                 the son of us, and that he was born blind.
                 (AWPR)




21 But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. (KJV)

21)         Then   how - in what manner or way - by what means 
               he now sees, we certainly do not know nor are 
               acquainted with;
               or either   who opened again - who open opened 
               the eyes of him, 
               we certainly do not know nor are acquainted with.

               He has - holds - possesses and continues to possess age.
               Ask him.
               He will randomly speak   round about - concerning
               himself."  
               (AWPR)




22 These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. (KJV)

22)    These things said the parents of him,
          because they were terrified and frightened of the Judeans
          (so as to want to run away);
          because,  already now,  
          the Judeans set and composed and agreed together:
          in order that,  if anyone should promise - consent - or 
          confess in like agreement together 
          concerning Him [Jesus / Yeshua]
          (as the) Christ / Messhiach / Messiah / Annointed (One),
          he would be driven away 
                  [as if by a wind]
          or propelled 
                  [as if forcefully thrown by the same movement 
                   one rows the oars] 
          from.*
                   (AWPR)



23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him. (KJV)

23)    Through this, the parents of him said,
              "Because he has - holds - possesses (and continues
               to possess)  adulthood - (great) achievement of age, 
              ask him!"
                (AWPR)


[Note: Cf.  the inference of age uttered by the parents with that of Acts 4:22, where the impotent man in Acts 4 was above 40 years old].



24 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. (KJV)

24)    Accordingly - Therefore, they called out a second time
          (for) the man who was blind and said to him,
              "(Of your own good will and accord) 
                 Give glory - Give thoughtful recognition and honor
                  duely rendered
                  to GOD!
                  We know and are acquainted with that the Man
                  [Who healed you]   is this:
                   a wicked transgressor - a sinner."
                   (AWPR) 





25 He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. (KJV)

25)   Accordingly - Therefore, that one discreetly answered 
         and said,
             "If perhaps He is a wicked transgressor - a sinner,
               I certainly know not nor am acquainted with
               because of being blind.
               Just now at this present time, I see."
               (AWPR)
               



26 Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes? (KJV)

26)   Then they again said to him,
            "What did he   do - make - perform - bring about - cause
              to you?
              How - In what manner or way - By what means 
              did He open open the eyes of you?"
              (AWPR)




27 He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples? (KJV)

27)   He discerningly answered them, 
            "I (just) told you  now - already, 
              and you certainly listened not - and you certainly 
              neither heard nor intently listened.

              Why do you  wish - desire - intend - have in mind the will
              to hear (it) again?

              Perhaps not you also 
              wish - desire - intend - have in mind the will
              to become disciples - pupils - learners of Him?"
              (AWPR)




28 Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples. (KJV)

28)    Accordingly - Therefore,  they railingly reproached - reviled
          him and said, 
              "You are a disciple - pupil - learner of that One!
                We, then, are disciples - pupils - learners of Moses!
                (AWPR) 




29 We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is. (KJV)

29)        We know, because Moses has randomly spoken to GOD.
              Then, this One, we certainly do not know nor are 
               acquainted with 
               where - what place - what source    He is from."
               (AWPR) 




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. (KJV)

30)  The man  [formerly blind]  discerningly answered and said 
        to them,
            "In because this is 
              an astonishingly wonderous and admirable marvelous awe 
              that you certainly do not know from where or from what 
              place  He is [from]?"

        Also, 
             "He opened the eyes of Me.     
        (AWPR)



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. (KJV)

31)     "Now we know and are acquainted with, then, that 
           wicked transgressors - wicked and impious ones - sinners
           GOD certainly does not attentively hear and carefully 
           listen to.

           But, if perhaps a certain one is reverently GOD fearing,
           and does - makes - performs - causes - brings about
           the good will - intent - purpose of good disposition or 
           the good pleasure of Him,
           this one He attentively hears and listens to.
           (AWPR)
         



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

32)        Out of - Out from   the Age
              it certainly was not heard that anyone 
              opened (the) eyes of one having been born blind.
              (AWPR)



33 If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. (KJV)

33)        If this One was perhaps not
              near to - in the proximity of - (proceeding forth) from
              GOD,    He certainly could no have the
              power - ability - resources - capability
              to do - make - perform - cause - bring about
              not even one (thing)."
              (AWPR)                




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

34)     They judgingly answered amd said to him,
              'In sins - In wicked transgressions
               you were wholly born,
               and you teach - instruct us?"
                                                       [Cf. Acts 4:1-23, 5:17-42, 6:8-8:3  ]
           
          And they forcibly extracted - removed  and cast him out
          outside.
          (AWPR)




35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? (KJV)

35)    Jesus, having heard that they forcibly extracted - removed 
          and cast him outside,
          [searching him out]   finding him,
          He said to him,
               "You do  believe - trust into the Son of GOD?"
          (AWPR) 




36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? (KJV)

36)   That one there answered and said,
             "Who is He, Lord, 
               in order that I may believe - trust  into Him?"
               (AWPR) 




37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. (KJV)

37)    Then Jesus said to him,
             "Even you have (face to face) seen Him,
               and He speaking at random 
               (in your midst) with you is that One."
               (AWPR)



38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. (KJV)

38)   Then he shined forth the utterance,
             "I believe, LORD."

         And he (fell prostrate and) worshipped Him.
         (AWPR)




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. (KJV)

39)    And Jesus said, 
              "Into Judgement I came forth 
               (so as to make a public appearance)
               into this world,   in order that those 
               perhaps not seeing may see;
               and those seeing may be blind."
               (AWPR)



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

40)    And listened intently and heard oout of the Pharisees 
          these things,
          those being in the midst of - with  Him,
          and said to Him,
             "Perhaps not we also are blind?"
             (AWPR)



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

41)    Jesus said to them,
             "If possibly - If perhaps   you were  blind,
               perhaps you certainly not would 
               have - hold - possess (and continue to possess)
               sin - guilty transgression.

         Now then, you lay down definite words and say that,
             'We see.'
  
         Therefore - Accordingly, the sin - the guilty transgression of 
          you dwells and remains."
          (AWPR)




Disclaimer:  The Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) translation, translation mine, should be used as a Bible Study Aid only, and it is recommended that a direct literal translation or the King James Bible be used for regular and ecclesiastical purposes, and that the AWPR be used in association only as a Bible study aid so as to help the reader / user in their Bible Studying to clarify context and Scriptural Intent, and to get the full context and understanding into the English from out of the ancient Greek in which this New Testament passage was first written.    Thanks.  -- Brianroy

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* Verse 22

          "he would be driven away 
                  [as if by a wind]
          or propelled 
                  [as if forcefully thrown by the same movement 
                   one rows the oars] 
          from."


   The implication of expulsion is one of violence and public rejection before the Community.  The kind of rejection implied is the same kind of expulsion the Roman Catholic Church later imitated from Judaism,  whereas if someone was expelled from, they were to be forever as if dead to the Community and shunned in all social and business dealings, and verbally
black-listed so that even others one dealt with would view that one or those ones as fatal for business.  

    The expulsion (for the Hebrew son or daughter of the 13 tribes of Israel)   implied a living death, whereas they would be as though kicked out of the nation of Israel, and lose even their closest family, friends, standing, and be 
violently persecuted and beaten and chased away from  where they lived, often without any compensation.

    The end of this verse also shows how close Simon Peter  himself came to being expulsed.  In Matthew 16:21-24 when Jesus teaches of His going to the Cross to fulfill  prophecy, at some point we see that Simon Peter as                 an equal or acting as if a superior, is (in the Greek) coming up alongside and violently grabbing Jesus and then rebuking Him.    

      Jesus' response was verbal.  Jesus responds to Peter's violent and insubordinate act with the warning of expulsion and damnation utterance which one would expect the formerly blind one to have been cast out of the Synagogue with, (because that indeed is the context there), saying,    
                   "Get thee behind Me, Satan."  

     Jesus uttered the words WITHOUT Himself also 
grabbing Peter in return, and casting him down behind him in an act of great physical violence.                Rather, Jesus' rebuke of Peter as to the seriousness of what Peter's emotional rage was doing to him and the One whom he believed into, and it was enough to make Peter realize that his anger was leading him  astray from a proper faith into Christ.    This incident of Peter's rage in the location where it is in Scripture, is also a confirmation by which it is to be revealed that when Christ said "Upon this Rock I will build My Church", that Christ Jesus referenced Himself as the Spiritual Rock, and NOT Peter.    



    The warning of a full expulsion from Jesus presence
  was enough to make Peter vow he would never deny Jesus.     Jesus however knew better, and in 
advance already forgave Simon Peter.    But the three denials of Peter was indeed another serious failure, whereas  denying Jesus three times, now done several times over, was done while in a state of constant fear rather than                 in a simple impulsive rage,  over which Peter later  wept bitterly, wanting so much to be faithful and not cast out.

   As Peter lamented bitterly from the morning of the trial, through beholding the Crucifixion and death of the  LORD, through the time of the LORD's burial for 3 literal  days and 3 literal nights, hanging around in anguish,  seeing  for himself no possible forgiveness for his          shortfailings,  Peter was yet still hanging on.    And because  Peter did hang on, it was quite soon following the Resurrection from the Dead of  the LORD Jesus, that Peter came to realize that in spite of his  intense inner personal shame over these two incidents  of denial,  the risen LORD Jesus / Yeshua                  indeed both forgave and provided a pathway to immediate redemption and restoration with the 3 "Simon Peter, lovest thou Me?" questions. 

    There may be those of you who believed and then denied the LORD Jesus publicly, either in anger or fear, and you want to come back, but are ashamed or somehow feel the LORD will never forgive or that it too late for you.  Look, the only time it is too late is when you are a corpse, having died off.    Know this, that indeed the LORD Jesus will accept you back if you humbly repent, truly believe into Him enough to verbally confess that fact and have the mind of willingness so to do and conform to His Word (the Holy Bible, and the Scriptures therein), and are willing to reaffirm your faith and trust into him (Romans 10:9-10,13) publicly, even if it may happen to be the same number of times you publicly in a moment of crisis denied Him.  And as John 21:14-17 shows,  the LORD compassionately and tenderly forgave Peter and more than restores into him a sacred trust of teaching and guiding those who would believe into Jesus in the time period after the Resurrection for as long as Peter lived until his eventual martyrdom.  




[Bonus: Audio only video of the Vineyard "Touching The Father's Heart" rendition of "Blessed Be The Name Of The LORD" in 2009 in the UK -- this differs from the  American regularly expected pop-church version.  I prefer this version and this artist, Andy Park, especially the specific album version that came out at or about the very early 1990s, and hope you too will enjoy this 2009 rendition.  Thanks.  -- Brianroy]