John 9:28
New International Version
Then they hurled insults at him and said, "You are this fellow's disciple! We are disciples of Moses!

New Living Translation
Then they cursed him and said, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses!

English Standard Version
And they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

Berean Study Bible
Then they heaped insults on him and said, “You are His disciple; we are disciples of Moses.

Berean Literal Bible
And they railed at him and said, "You are a disciple of that One, but we are disciples of Moses.

King James Bible
Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples.

New King James Version
Then they reviled him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are Moses’ disciples.

New American Standard Bible
They spoke abusively to him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

NASB 1995
They reviled him and said, "You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

NASB 1977
And they reviled him, and said, “You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

Amplified Bible
And [at that remark] they stormed at him and jeered, “You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses!

Christian Standard Bible
They ridiculed him: “You’re that man’s disciple, but we’re Moses’s disciples.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They ridiculed him: "You're that man's disciple, but we're Moses' disciples.

American Standard Version
And they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are disciples of Moses.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But they were insulting him and were saying to him, “You are his disciple; we are the disciples of Moses.”

Contemporary English Version
The leaders insulted the man and said, "You are his follower! We are followers of Moses.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They reviled him therefore, and said: Be thou his disciple; but we are the disciples of Moses.

English Revised Version
And they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are disciples of Moses.

Good News Translation
They insulted him and said, "You are that fellow's disciple; but we are Moses' disciples.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jews yelled at him, "You're his disciple, but we're Moses' disciples.

International Standard Version
At this, they turned on him in fury and said, "You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses!

Literal Standard Version
They reviled him, therefore, and said, “You are His disciple, and we are Moses’ disciples;

NET Bible
They heaped insults on him, saying, "You are his disciple! We are disciples of Moses!

New Heart English Bible
They insulted him and said, "You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

Weymouth New Testament
Then they railed at him, and said, "You are that man's disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

World English Bible
They insulted him and said, "You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

Young's Literal Translation
They reviled him, therefore, and said, 'Thou art his disciple, and we are Moses' disciples;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Pharisees Investigate the Healing
27He replied, “I already told you, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?” 28Then they heaped insults on him and said, “You are His disciple; we are disciples of Moses. 29We know that God spoke to Moses, but we do not know where this man is from.”…

Cross References
Matthew 27:39
And those who passed by heaped abuse on Him, shaking their heads

John 5:45
Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father. Your accuser is Moses, in whom you have put your hope.

Romans 2:17
Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God;


Treasury of Scripture

Then they reviled him, and said, You are his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples.

they.

John 9:34
They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

John 7:47-52
Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived? …

Isaiah 51:7
Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.

but.

John 5:45-47
Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust…

John 7:19
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?

Acts 6:11-14
Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God…









(28) Then they reviled him.--The Greek word occurs only here in the Gospels. The other passages where it occurs in the New Testament are Acts 23:4, 1Corinthians 4:12, and 1Peter 2:23. It expresses the passionate outburst of their anger, which was excited by his question, and finds vent in heaping reproaches upon him.

Thou art his disciple.--They cast his own reproach back upon himself, but in stronger words than he had used they mark out the distinction between Jesus and themselves. Thou art that Man's disciple.

But we are Moses' disciples.--The emphasis of the words is important. We, as opposed to thou; Moses, as opposed to that Man's.

Verse 28. - They reviled him, and said, Thou art the disciple of that Man (ἐκείνου) - between whom and us there is an impassable chasm. Here is one of the strongest indications of the irreversible breach between the Jews and Jesus - but we, instead of being his disciples, are disciples of Moses. This speech shows that, whatever the blind man meant to convey by the reproachful entreaty of ver. 27, the Jews took it as proof of his virtual confession of discipleship to Jesus, and this they assumed was tantamount to breaking with Moses. They assume that their traditionary interpretation of the Mastic Law has all the authority of the great Lawgiver himself.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Then
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they heaped insults on
ἐλοιδόρησαν (eloidorēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 3058: To revile a person to his face, abuse insultingly. From loidoros; to reproach, i.e. Vilify.

him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 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.

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

said,
εἶπον (eipon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“You
Σὺ (Sy)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

are
εἶ (ei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd 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.

His
ἐκείνου (ekeinou)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 1565: That, that one there, yonder. From ekei; that one (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed.

disciple;
μαθητὴς (mathētēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

we
ἡμεῖς (hēmeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

are
ἐσμὲν (esmen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

disciples
μαθηταί (mathētai)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

of Moses.
Μωϋσέως (Mōuseōs)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3475: Or Moses, or Mouses of Hebrew origin; Moseus, Moses, or Mouses, the Hebrew lawgiver.


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