John 9:14
New International Version
Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened the man's eyes was a Sabbath.

New Living Translation
because it was on the Sabbath that Jesus had made the mud and healed him.

English Standard Version
Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.

Berean Study Bible
Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened his eyes was a Sabbath.

Berean Literal Bible
Now the day in which Jesus had made the clay and opened his eyes was a Sabbath.

King James Bible
And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

New King James Version
Now it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.

New American Standard Bible
Now it was a Sabbath on the day that Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.

NASB 1995
Now it was a Sabbath on the day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.

NASB 1977
Now it was a Sabbath on the day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

Amplified Bible
Now it was on a Sabbath day that Jesus made the mud and opened the man’s eyes.

Christian Standard Bible
The day that Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes was a Sabbath.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The day that Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes was a Sabbath.

American Standard Version
Now it was the sabbath on the day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But it was the Sabbath when Yeshua made clay and opened his eyes for him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now it was the sabbath, when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

English Revised Version
Now it was the sabbath on the day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

Good News Translation
The day that Jesus made the mud and cured him of his blindness was a Sabbath.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The day when Jesus mixed the spit and dirt and gave the man sight was a day of worship.

International Standard Version
Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and healed his eyes.

Literal Standard Version
and it was a Sabbath when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

NET Bible
(Now the day on which Jesus made the mud and caused him to see was a Sabbath.)

New Heart English Bible
Now it was a Sabbath on the day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.

Weymouth New Testament
Now the day on which Jesus made the clay and opened the man's eyes was the Sabbath.

World English Bible
It was a Sabbath when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
and it was a sabbath when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Pharisees Investigate the Healing
13They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind. 14Now the day on which Jesus had made the mud and opened his eyes was a Sabbath. 15So 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.”…

Cross References
John 5:9
Immediately the man was made well, and he picked up his mat and began to walk. Now this happened on the Sabbath day,

John 9:6
When Jesus had said this, He spit on the ground, made some mud, and applied it to the man's eyes.

John 9:13
They brought to the Pharisees the man who had been blind.


Treasury of Scripture

And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

John 5:9,16
And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath…

John 7:21-23
Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel…

Matthew 12:1-14
At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat…









(14) And it was the sabbath day--i.e., most probably, the last day, that great day of the feast of John 7:37. Nothing has taken place which makes it necessary to suppose any interval, and though the discourses seem long, they would have occupied but a short time in delivery. The whole narrative follows in unbroken order, which makes it difficult to suppose that a week intervened.

When Jesus made the clay.--This is mentioned as a servile work which contravened the Sabbath law. The anointing the eyes with spittle on the Sabbath was specially forbidden by the decrees of the Rabbis. They held that no work of healing might be performed on the Sabbath except in cases of immediate danger.

On the question of our Lord's relation to the Sabbath day, comp. Notes on John 5:16 et seq., and on Matthew 12:10; Luke 13:11-16; Luke 14:1-5.

Verse 14. - Now it was sabbath on the day that Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes. The phrase is peculiar, and implies that the day may have been a festival sabbath. The introduction here shows that the difficulty of the neighbors and other friends had already been raised, and something more than a desire on their part for religious guidance actuated their appeal to the Pharisees. Why should the healed man be taken to the Pharisees, or the synagogue-court at all, unless some question of casuistry had been raised? The movement was one unquestionably adverse to Jesus. It could have had no other motive. Nor can any doubt arise that Jesus had violated the rabbinical rules of the sabbath, though his act had been in perfect harmony with the spirit and even letter of the Mosaic Law. The making of clay with the spittle and the sand was an infringement of the rule ('Shabbath,' 24:3). It was curiously laid down in one of the vexatious interpretations (preserved in Jerusalem Gemara on 'Shabbath,' 14) that while "wine could by way of remedy be applied to the eyelid, on the ground that this might be treated as washing, it was sinful to apply it to the inside of the eye" (Edersheim). And it was positively forbidden (in the same Gemara) to apply saliva to the eyelid, because this would be the application of a remedy. All medicinal appliances, unless in cases of danger to life or limb, were likewise forbidden. Consequently, the Lord had broken with the traditional glosses on the Law in more ways than one (see Winer, 'Bibl. Realw.,' 2:346; Lightfoot, ' Ad Joan. 9; 'Wetstein on Matthew 12:9; Wunsche, in loc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Now
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[the] day
ἡμέρᾳ (hēmera)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

on
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

which
(hē)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

had made
ἐποίησεν (epoiēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

mud
πηλὸν (pēlon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4081: Clay, mud. Perhaps a primary word; clay.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

opened
ἀνέῳξεν (aneōxen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 455: To open. From ana and oigo; to open up.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

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

was
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

a Sabbath.
σάββατον (sabbaton)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4521: The Sabbath, a week.


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