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.

New American Standard Bible
They reviled him and said, "You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

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

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

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They ridiculed him: "You're that man's 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!

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.

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.”

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then they reviled him and said, Be thou his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

King James 2000 Bible
Then they reviled him, and said, You are his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
They railed at him, and said, Thou art his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are the 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;
Study Bible
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…







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

they heaped insults on
ἐλοιδόρησαν (eloidorēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

said,
εἶπον (eipon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

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

His
ἐκείνου (ekeinou)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

we
ἡμεῖς (hēmeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 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 Greek 3101: A learner, disciple, pupil. From manthano; a learner, i.e. Pupil.

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