J O H N.
After Christ's departure out of the temple, in the
close of the foregoing chapter, and before this happened which is
recorded in this chapter, he had been for some time abroad in the
country, it is supposed about two or three months; in which
interval of time Dr. Lightfoot and other harmonists place all the
passages that occur from Luke x.
17 to xiii. 17. What is recorded in ch. vii. and viii. was at the
feast of tabernacles, in September; what is recorded in this and
the following chapter was at the feast of dedication in December,
ch. x. 22. Mr.
Clark and others place this immediately after the foregoing
chapter. In this chapter we have, I. The miraculous cure of a man
that was born blind, ver.
1-7. II. The discourses which were occasioned by it. 1.
A discourse of the neighbours among themselves, and with the man,
ver. 8-12. 2. Between the
Pharisees and the man, ver.
13-34. 3. Between Christ and the poor man, ver. 35-38. 4. Between Christ and
the Pharisees, ver. 39 to the