John 9:10
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New International Version
"How then were your eyes opened?" they asked.

New Living Translation
They asked, "Who healed you? What happened?"

English Standard Version
So they said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?”

Berean Study Bible
“How then were your eyes opened?” they asked.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore they were saying to him, "How then were your eyes opened?"

New American Standard Bible
So they were saying to him, "How then were your eyes opened?"

King James Bible
Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?

Christian Standard Bible
So they asked him, "Then how were your eyes opened?"

Contemporary English Version
"Then how can you see?" they asked.

Good News Translation
"How is it that you can now see?" they asked him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore they asked him, "Then how were your eyes opened?"

International Standard Version
So they asked him, "How, then, did you gain your eyesight?"

NET Bible
So they asked him, "How then were you made to see?"

New Heart English Bible
They therefore were asking him, "How were your eyes opened?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They were saying to him, “How were your eyes opened?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they asked him, "How did you receive your sight?"

New American Standard 1977
Therefore they were saying to him, “How then were your eyes opened?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then they said unto him, How were thine eyes opened?

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore said they unto him, How were your eyes opened?

American King James Version
Therefore said they to him, How were your eyes opened?

American Standard Version
They said therefore unto him, How then were thine eyes opened?

Douay-Rheims Bible
They said therefore to him: How were thy eyes opened?

Darby Bible Translation
They said therefore to him, How have thine eyes been opened?

English Revised Version
They said therefore unto him, How then were thine eyes opened?

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore they said to him, How were thy eyes opened?

Weymouth New Testament
"How then were your eyes opened?" they asked.

World English Bible
They therefore were asking him, "How were your eyes opened?"

Young's Literal Translation
They said, therefore, to him, 'How were thine eyes opened?'
Study Bible
Jesus Heals the Man Born Blind
9Some claimed that he was, but others said, “No, he just looks like him.” But the man kept saying, “I am the one.” 10“How then were your eyes opened?” they asked. 11He answered, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and anointed my eyes, and He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed and received my sight.”…
Cross References
Jeremiah 36:17
"Tell us now," they asked Baruch, "how did you write all these words? Was it at Jeremiah's dictation?"

John 6:1
After this, Jesus crossed to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias).

John 9:9
Some claimed that he was, but others said, "No, he just looks like him." But the man kept saying, "I am the one."

John 9:11
He answered, "The man they call Jesus made some mud and anointed my eyes, and He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed and received my sight."

John 9:15
So the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. The man answered, "He put mud on my eyes, and I washed, and now I can see."

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore said they to him, How were your eyes opened?

John 9:15,21,26 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. …

John 3:9 Nicodemus answered and said to him, How can these things be?

Ecclesiastes 11:5 As you know not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones …

Mark 4:27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring …

1 Corinthians 15:35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what …







(10) How were thine eyes opened?--They wonder at the change wrought in him, and seek to know how it happened. The question is important if we adopt the better reading, beggar, for "blind," in John 9:8, as showing that they knew he had been blind, the moment they knew that he was the same person who used to sit and beg.

Verse 10. - They said therefore to him, How then were thine eyes opened? If you are the very man, how has this come about? Therefore said they unto him,.... When the case was clear, and it was out of question that he was the man:

how were thine eyes opened? or made to see: they might well ask this question, since such a thing was never known before, that one born blind received his sight; and as great a miracle it is in grace, and as great a mystery to a natural man, how one should be born again, or be spiritually enlightened. 9:8-12 Those whose eyes are opened, and whose hearts are cleansed by grace, being known to be the same person, but widely different in character, live as monuments to the Redeemer's glory, and recommend his grace to all who desire the same precious salvation. It is good to observe the way and method of God's works, and they will appear the more wonderful. Apply this spiritually. In the work of grace wrought upon the soul we see the change, but we see not the hand that makes it: the way of the Spirit is like that of the wind, which thou hearest the sound of, but canst not tell whence it comes, nor whither it goes.
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