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John 9:37

ESV Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.”
NIV Jesus said, 'You have now seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you.'
NASB Jesus said to him, 'You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you.'
CSB Jesus answered, "You have seen him; in fact, he is the one speaking with you."
NLT You have seen him,' Jesus said, 'and he is speaking to you!'
KJV And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.

What does John 9:37 mean?

Jesus is speaking to the man He'd healed of lifelong blindness earlier in this passage (John 9:1–7). At that time, Jesus had sent the still-blind man off to wash his eyes, resulting in sight. This conversation is the first time the man has actually "seen" the person who granted him vision. Jesus' question, posed in verse 35, was a chance for the beggar to explain his own faith. Jesus asked the man if he believed in the "Son of Man," a phrase heavily tied to the Jewish concept of the Messiah. In response, the man admitted his own ignorance, and his willingness, to believe. This is a strong contrast to the scribes and Pharisees who have more than enough information (John 5:39–40), but who simply did not want to understand (John 7:17).

Since the formerly-blind man does not know who the "Son of Man"—the Messiah—actually is, Jesus tells him. It's Jesus Himself, the one standing right there speaking with the now-seeing man. Once again, the man's response differs drastically from that of Jesus' religious critics. Following his own advice (John 9:27), the man will immediately confess his faith in the Promised One.
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