John 10:21
New International Version
But others said, "These are not the sayings of a man possessed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"

New Living Translation
Others said, “This doesn’t sound like a man possessed by a demon! Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?” Jesus Claims to Be the Son of God

English Standard Version
Others said, “These are not the words of one who is oppressed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”

Berean Study Bible
But others replied, “These are not the words of a man possessed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”

Berean Literal Bible
Others were saying, "These are not the sayings of one possessed by a demon. Is a demon able to open the eyes of the blind?"

New American Standard Bible
Others were saying, "These are not the sayings of one demon-possessed. A demon cannot open the eyes of the blind, can he?"

King James Bible
Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

Christian Standard Bible
Others were saying, "These aren't the words of someone who is demon-possessed. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"

Contemporary English Version
But others said, "How could anyone with a demon in him say these things? No one like this could give sight to a blind person!"

Good News Translation
But others were saying, "A man with a demon could not talk like this! How could a demon give sight to blind people?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Others were saying, "These aren't the words of someone demon-possessed. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"

International Standard Version
Others were saying, "These are not the words of a man who is demon-possessed. A demon cannot open the eyes of the blind, can it?"

NET Bible
Others said, "These are not the words of someone possessed by a demon. A demon cannot cause the blind to see, can it?"

New Heart English Bible
Others said, "These are not the sayings of one possessed by a demon. It is not possible for a demon to open the eyes of the blind, is it?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the others were saying, “These are not the words of one who is possessed. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Others said, "No one talks like this if he's possessed by a demon. Can a demon give sight to the blind?"

New American Standard 1977
Others were saying, “These are not the sayings of one demon-possessed. A demon cannot open the eyes of the blind, can he?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Others said, These are not the words of him that has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?

King James 2000 Bible
Others said, These are not the words of him that has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?

American King James Version
Others said, These are not the words of him that has a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

American Standard Version
Others said, These are not the sayings of one possessed with a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Others said: These are not the words of one that hath a devil: Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

Darby Bible Translation
Others said, These sayings are not [those] of one that is possessed by a demon. Can a demon open blind people's eyes?

English Revised Version
Others said, These are not the sayings of one possessed with a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

Webster's Bible Translation
Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?

Weymouth New Testament
Others argued, "That is not the language of a demoniac: and can a demon open blind men's eyes?"

World English Bible
Others said, "These are not the sayings of one possessed by a demon. It isn't possible for a demon to open the eyes of the blind, is it?"

Young's Literal Translation
others said, 'These sayings are not those of a demoniac; is a demon able blind men's eyes to open?'
Study Bible
Jesus the Good Shepherd
20Many of them said, “He is demon-possessed and insane. Why would you listen to Him?” 21But others replied, “These are not the words of a man possessed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?” 22At that time the Feast of Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter,…
Cross References
Exodus 4:11
And the LORD said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, sighted or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?

Matthew 4:24
News about Him spread all over Syria, and people brought to Him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering acute pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed--and He healed them.

John 9:32
Never before has anyone heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind.

John 10:22
At that time the Feast of Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter,

Treasury of Scripture

Others said, These are not the words of him that has a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

Can.

John 9:6,32
When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, …

Exodus 4:11
And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?

Exodus 8:19
Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.







Lexicon
[But] others
Ἄλλοι (Alloi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 243: Other, another (of more than two), different. A primary word; 'else, ' i.e. Different.

replied,
ἔλεγον (elegon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“These
Ταῦτα (Tauta)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

are
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

the
τὰ (ta)
Article - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

words
ῥήματα (rhēmata)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 4487: From rheo; an utterance, ; by implication, a matter or topic; with a negative naught whatever.

of [a man] possessed by a demon.
δαιμονιζομένου (daimonizomenou)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1139: To be possessed, be under the power of an evil-spirit or demon. Middle voice from daimon; to be exercised by a d?Mon.

Can
δύναται (dynatai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

a demon
δαιμόνιον (daimonion)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1140: An evil-spirit, demon; a heathen deity. Neuter of a derivative of daimon; a d?Monic being; by extension a deity.

open
ἀνοῖξαι (anoixai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 455: To open. From ana and oigo; to open up.

[the] eyes
ὀφθαλμοὺς (ophthalmous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3788: The eye; fig: the mind's eye. From optanomai; the eye; by implication, vision; figuratively, envy.

of [the] blind?”
τυφλῶν (typhlōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5185: Blind, physically or mentally. From, tuphoo; opaque, i.e. blind.
(21) Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil.--We trace here again the presence of the better party among the Sanhedrin, which we found before (John 9:16). "His words," they would say, "are words of calm teaching. The possession by a demon disorders, frenzies, makes the slave of madness. It is inconsistent with words like these."

Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?--"Surely a devil cannot open the eyes of the blind? "is the form their question took. They go back from the teaching to the great sign which gave rise to it, and they find that work and word are alike opposed to the thought of being the result of a demon's presence. Such a miracle had never before been known. A demon does not give the power to do a prophet's work. (Comp. Notes on John 9:16 and Matthew 12:24.)

Verse 21. - There was a twofold reply: one drawn from their own experience. Others said, These (ῤήματα; verba, Vulgate) sayings - "things said" - are not those of one who is possessed by a daemon. Their majestic calm, their conscious strength, the strange thrill they sent through human hearts, and which we feel to this hour, discriminate them from the scream of the maniac, with which some of the more astounding statements taken by themselves might have suggested comparison. They give another argument drawn from the miracle which had just taken place, which proves that his friends on this occasion were very far from the mad wickedness of those whose moral sense had been so perverted as to say that "he casts out daemons by the prince of daemons" (see Matthew 12:24, etc., and parallel passages). Can a daemon open the eyes of the blind? It is not in the nature of a damon to heal disease, and pour light on sightless eyes. The goodness of the Lord triumphs over the vile insinuation. We must have better explanation than this of his mysterious claims. The contest was sharp. The conflict for a while silenced opposition, only to break out again with greater malice and fury. 10:19-21 Satan ruins many, by putting them out of conceit with the word and ordinances. Men would not be laughed out of their necessary food, yet suffer themselves thus to be laughed out of what is far more necessary. If our zeal and earnestness in the cause of Christ, especially in the blessed work of bringing his sheep into his fold, bring upon us evil names, let us not heed it, but remember our Master was thus reproached before us.
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