New American Standard Bible
The Jews then did not believe it of him, that he had been blind and had received sight, until they called the parents of the very one who had received his sight,
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him that he was blind and had received sight, until they had called the parents of him that had received sight.
World English Bible
The Jews therefore did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and had received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight,
Young's Literal Translation
and he said -- 'He is a prophet.' The Jews, therefore, did not believe concerning him that he was blind and did receive sight, till that they called the parents of him who received sight,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Is this your son? ... - The Pharisees proposed three questions to the parents, by which they hoped to convict the man of falsehood:
1. Whether he was their son?
2. Whether they would affirm that he was born blind? and,
3. Whether they knew by what means he now saw?
They evidently intended to intimidate the parents, so that they might give an answer to one of these questions that would convict the man of deception. We see here the art to which men will resort rather than admit the truth. Had they been half as much disposed to believe on Jesus as they were to disbelieve, there would have been no difficulty in the case. And so with all men: were they as much inclined to embrace the truth as they are to reject it, there would soon be an end of cavils.
LibraryAugust 24 Evening
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day.--JOHN 9:4. The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.--He that watereth shall be watered. My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest: behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
What Think Ye of Christ?
Whether a Man Can Merit Perseverance
Sight Given to the Blind.
This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
and questioned them, saying, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? Then how does he now see?"
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed Him to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.
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