John 9:22
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

because.

John 7:13 However, no man spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews.

John 12:42,43 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him...

John 19:38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews...

John 20:19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week...

Psalm 27:1,2 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid...

Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

Isaiah 51:7,12 Listen to me, you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear you not the reproach of men...

Isaiah 57:11 And of whom have you been afraid or feared, that you have lied, and have not remembered me, nor laid it to your heart?...

Luke 12:4-9 And I say to you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do...

Luke 22:56-61 But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked on him, and said, This man was also with him...

Acts 5:13 And of the rest dared no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.

Galatians 2:11-13 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed...

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters...

he should.

John 9:34 They answered and said to him, You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us? And they cast him out.

John 12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him...

John 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time comes, that whoever kills you will think that he does God service.

Luke 6:22 Blessed are you, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you...

Acts 4:18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

Acts 5:40 And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them...

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June 13 Evening
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
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

One Metaphor and Two Meanings
'I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh when no man can work.'--JOHN ix. 4. 'The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.'--ROMANS xiii. 12. The contrast between these two sayings will strike you at once. Using the same metaphors, they apply them in exactly opposite directions. In the one, life is the day, and the state beyond death the night; in the other, life is the night,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Healing of the Man Born Blind.
After the scene in the Temple described in the last chapter, and Christ's consequent withdrawal from His enemies, we can scarcely suppose any other great event to have taken place on that day within or near the precincts of the Sanctuary. And yet, from the close connection of the narratives, we are led to infer that no long interval of time can have elapsed before the healing of the man born blind. [4116] Probably it happened the day after the events just recorded. We know that it was a Sabbath,
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Doctrine of Christ.
2 John 9-11. "WHOSOEVER transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed. For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds" (2 John 9-11). What then is the doctrine of Christ? It is the revealed truth concerning the person of our Lord Jesus Christ, that He is the Son
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

Cross References
Luke 6:22
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.

John 1:19
Now this was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.

John 7:13
But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.

John 7:45
Finally the temple guards went back to the chief priests and the Pharisees, who asked them, "Why didn't you bring him in?"

John 9:18
They still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man's parents.

John 9:21
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."

John 9:34
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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