John 9:3

3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.

Read John 9:3 Using Other Translations

Jesus answered,Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.
“It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.

What does John 9:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
John 9:3

Jesus answered, neither hath this man sinned, nor his
Not but that both were guilty of original sin, and had committed actual transgressions; but Christ's answer is to be considered agreeable to the design of the question; and the sense is, that it was not any sin that either of them had committed, whilst he was in the womb, or previous to his birth, that was the cause of this blindness; otherwise, all such irregularities and afflictions arise from sin, and the fall of man, as does that spiritual blindness with which all mankind are attended:

but that the works of God should be manifest in him;
that is, that Christ might have an opportunity of working a miracle in the cure of him, whereby it might appear that he is truly and properly God, the Son of God, and the Messiah; and so spiritual blindness, which has followed the fall of man, takes place in the elect of God in common with others, that the power of divine grace might be displayed in bringing them out of darkness into marvellous light.

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