I am working my way to my 400th post from my M’Cheyne Reading.
John 9:37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.
Read Old John Gill’s comment on this verse, I was intrigued they the word “both”, thinking the man born blind, had seen Jesus both in faith before he was cured and now again after Jesus found him…thus “both”. Old John says it this way.
John 9:37 Gill
And Jesus said unto him,…. Giving him the tokens by which he might know him: thou hast both seen him; not that he had seen him before now, with his bodily eyes; for he was blind when Christ anointed him, and sent him to Siloam to wash; nor when he came back, since Jesus was gone, and he knew not where he was; but he had seen him, that is, he had perceived and felt the power of him in restoring him to sight; and now he had seen him bodily, and did at this present time: but as this was not sufficient to distinguish him from other persons in company, he adds,
and it is he that talketh with thee; in like manner he made himself known to the woman of Samaria, Joh 4:26.