New International Version
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, who already had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Messiah would be put out of the synagogue.
King James Bible
These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
Darby Bible Translation
His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if any one confessed him [to be the] Christ, he should be excommunicated from the synagogue.
World English Bible
His parents said these things because they feared the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if any man would confess him as Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.
Young's Literal Translation
These things said his parents, because they were afraid of the Jews, for already had the Jews agreed together, that if any one may confess him -- Christ, he may be put out of the synagogue;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Put out of the synagogue - That is, excommunicated - separated from all religious connection with those who worshipped God. This was the lesser kind of excommunication among the Jews and was termed nidui. The cherem, or anathema, was not used against the followers of Christ till after the resurrection.
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Dost thou believe on the Son of God?--JOHN 9:35. Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? The brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person.--The blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.--I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is …
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The Healing of the Man Born Blind.
The Doctrine of Christ.
Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.
Now this was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.
But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.
Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and the Pharisees, who asked them, "Why didn't you bring him in?"
They still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man's parents.
But how he can see now, or who opened his eyes, we don't know. Ask him. He is of age; he will speak for himself."
To this they replied, "You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!" And they threw him out.
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