John 9:24
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New International Version
A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. "Give glory to God by telling the truth," they said. "We know this man is a sinner."

New Living Translation
So for the second time they called in the man who had been blind and told him, "God should get the glory for this, because we know this man Jesus is a sinner."

English Standard Version
So for the second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, “Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.”

New American Standard Bible
So a second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, "Give glory to God; we know that this man is a sinner."

King James Bible
Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So a second time they summoned the man who had been blind and told him, "Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner!"

International Standard Version
The Jewish leaders summoned the man who had been blind a second time and told him, "Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner."

NET Bible
Then they summoned the man who used to be blind a second time and said to him, "Promise before God to tell the truth. We know that this man is a sinner."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they called the man a second time who had been blind and they were saying to him, “Glorify God, for we know that this man is a sinner.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So once again the Jews called the man who had been blind. They told him, "Give glory to God. We know that this man who gave you sight is a sinner."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then they called again the man that had been blind and said unto him, Give glory to God; we know that this man is a sinner.

King James 2000 Bible
Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.

American King James Version
Then again called they the man that was blind, and said to him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.

American Standard Version
So they called a second time the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give glory to God: we know that this man is a sinner.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They therefore called the man again that had been blind, and said to him: Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.

Darby Bible Translation
They called therefore a second time the man who had been blind, and said to him, Give glory to God: we know that this man is sinful.

English Revised Version
So they called a second time the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give glory to God: we know that this man is a sinner.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then again they called the man that was blind, and said to him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.

Weymouth New Testament
A second time therefore they called the man who had been blind, and said, "Give God the praise: we know that that man is a sinner."

World English Bible
So they called the man who was blind a second time, and said to him, "Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner."

Young's Literal Translation
They called, therefore, a second time the man who was blind, and they said to him, 'Give glory to God, we have known that this man is a sinner;'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:24-34 As Christ's mercies are most valued by those who have felt the want of them, that have been blind, and now see; so the most powerful and lasting affections to Christ, arise from actual knowledge of him. In the work of grace in the soul, though we cannot tell when, and how, and by what steps the blessed change was wrought, yet we may take the comfort, if we can say, through grace, Whereas I was blind, now I see. I did live a worldly, sensual life, but, thanks be to God, it is now otherwise with me, Eph 5:8. The unbelief of those who enjoy the means of knowledge and conviction, is indeed marvellous. All who have felt the power and grace of the Lord Jesus, wonder at the wilfulness of others who reject him. He argues strongly against them, not only that Jesus was not a sinner, but that he was of God. We may each of us know by this, whether we are of God or not. What do we? What do we for God? What do we for our souls? What do we more than others?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 24. - So they ("the Jews") called a second time the man that was (had been) blind, and said unto him; no longer asking for any details of the process of the cure, they sought with ingenuity to blunt the edge of the powerful testimony which this man had borne to the prophetic rank and even Messianic claims of Jesus, by inducing him to recant. Give glory to God, said they. Many have urged (see Calvin, De Wette, Lange, Lucke, and Meyer) that this is only a solemn form of adjuration, which corresponds with Joshua 7:19; Ezra 10:11; 3Esdras 9:8, and was a hypocritical appeal to the man to eat his own words on oath; and Godet urges, "They demanded that this guilty assertion, 'He is a Prophet,' should be blotted out by the contrary one,' He is a sinner.'" Moulton says, "A formula used when a criminal who was thought to be concealing the truth was being urged to make a full confession." Luthardt, Lampe, and others rightly observe that this adjuration theory, though it suits Joshua 7:19, does not fit 1 Samuel 6:5 or Jeremiah 12:16, and that the Pharisees rather wished the man to give glory direct to God, and not to Jesus. They implied that their action was dictated by zeal for the honor of God, and tempted the man to disclaim the mediation of Divine grace through the lips and at the will of Jesus. They add, We know (οἴδαμεν) absolutely, on theologic grounds beyond the comprehension of the poor man, and we can sustain it with all the weight of our tradition and custom - we know that this Man is a sinner. They give no reference, and do not condescend to particulars. They would overawe the man with their assumption of superior knowledge.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then again called they the man that was blind,.... That had been blind. After they had examined his parents, and could get nothing from them for their purpose, they try a second time what they could do with the son:

and said unto him, give God the praise; a phrase used when confession of sin was required; see Joshua 7:19; and this may be the meaning of it here; confess this fraud and imposture before the omniscient God, the searcher of hearts, and in so doing glorify that perfection of his. One and the same word, signifies both to confess the truth of anything, as a sinful action, Proverbs 28:13, and to give thanks and praise to God for any mercy and blessing, Psalm 45:17. Some take this to be the form of an oath, and that the Pharisees adjured the than by the living God, that he would tell the truth, and discover the cheat and collusion used in this affair of receiving his sight; and thought hereby to have deterred him from speaking of this benefit he had received from Christ, especially in such a manner as to reflect any honour upon the author of it. Or the sense may be, if this really is matter of fact, that thou wast born blind, and hast received thy sight by the means of this man, give all the glory of it to God, to whom alone it is due, and not to him. God sometimes works by wicked instruments, when the glory of what is done ought not to be ascribed to them, but to him.

We know that this man is a sinner; this they concluded from his breaking the sabbath, as they supposed; though they also aspersed his character, and accused him of other things, yet falsely; see Matthew 11:19; nor could they prove one single instance of sin in him, though they express themselves here with so much assurance.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24-34. Give God the praise; we know that this man is a sinner—not wishing him to own, even to the praise of God, that a miracle had been wrought upon him, but to show more regard to the honor of God than ascribe any such act to one who was a sinner.

John 9:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Pharisees Investigate
23For this reason his parents said, "He is of age; ask him." 24So a second time they called the man who had been blind, and said to him, "Give glory to God; we know that this man is a sinner." 25He then answered, "Whether He is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see."…
Cross References
Joshua 7:19
Then Joshua said to Achan, "My son, give glory to the LORD, the God of Israel, and honor him. Tell me what you have done; do not hide it from me."

1 Samuel 6:5
Make models of the tumors and of the rats that are destroying the country, and give glory to Israel's god. Perhaps he will lift his hand from you and your gods and your land.

Ezra 10:11
Now honor the LORD, the God of your ancestors, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples around you and from your foreign wives."

John 9:16
Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath." But others asked, "How can a sinner perform such signs?" So they were divided.

John 9:25
He replied, "Whether he is a sinner or not, I don't know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!"

Revelation 11:13
At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
Treasury of Scripture

Then again called they the man that was blind, and said to him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.

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