John 9:30
New International Version
The man answered, "Now that is remarkable! You don't know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes.

New Living Translation
"Why, that's very strange!" the man replied. "He healed my eyes, and yet you don't know where he comes from?

English Standard Version
The man answered, “Why, this is an amazing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes.

Berean Study Bible
“That is remarkable indeed!” the man said. “You do not know where He is from, and yet He opened my eyes.

Berean Literal Bible
The man answered and said to them, "In this indeed is an amazing thing, that you do not know from where He is, and yet He opened my eyes.

New American Standard Bible
The man answered and said to them, "Well, here is an amazing thing, that you do not know where He is from, and yet He opened my eyes.

King James Bible
The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes.

Christian Standard Bible
"This is an amazing thing!" the man told them. "You don't know where he is from, and yet he opened my eyes.

Contemporary English Version
"How strange!" the man replied. "He healed my eyes, and yet you don't know where he comes from.

Good News Translation
The man answered, "What a strange thing that is! You do not know where he comes from, but he cured me of my blindness!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is an amazing thing," the man told them. "You don't know where He is from, yet He opened my eyes!

International Standard Version
The man answered them, "This is an amazing thing! You don't know where he comes from, yet he healed my eyes.

NET Bible
The man replied, "This is a remarkable thing, that you don't know where he comes from, and yet he caused me to see!

New Heart English Bible
The man answered them, "How amazing. You do not know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That man answered and said, “This is therefore to be marveled at, that you do not know from where he is and he opened my eyes.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The man replied to them, "That's amazing! You don't know where he's from. Yet, he gave me sight.

New American Standard 1977
The man answered and said to them, “Well, here is an amazing thing, that you do not know where He is from, and yet He opened my eyes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The man answered and said unto them, Indeed this is a marvellous thing that ye do not know where he is from, and yet he has opened my eyes.

King James 2000 Bible
The man answered and said unto them, Why, in this is a marvelous thing, that you know not from where he is, and yet he has opened my eyes.

American King James Version
The man answered and said to them, Why herein is a marvelous thing, that you know not from where he is, and yet he has opened my eyes.

American Standard Version
The man answered and said unto them, Why, herein is the marvel, that ye know not whence he is, and yet he opened mine eyes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The man answered, and said to them: Why, herein is a wonderful thing, that you know not from whence he is, and he hath opened my eyes.

Darby Bible Translation
The man answered and said to them, Now in this is a wonderful thing, that ye do not know whence he is, and he has opened mine eyes.

English Revised Version
The man answered and said unto them, Why, herein is the marvel, that ye know not whence he is, and yet he opened mine eyes.

Webster's Bible Translation
The man answered and said to them, Why, herein is a marvelous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened my eyes.

Weymouth New Testament
"Why, this is marvellous!" the man replied; "you do not know where he comes from, and yet he has opened my eyes!

World English Bible
The man answered them, "How amazing! You don't know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
The man answered and said to them, 'Why, in this is a wonderful thing, that ye have not known whence he is, and he opened my eyes!
Study Bible
The Pharisees Investigate the Healing
29We know that God spoke to Moses, but we do not know where this man is from.” 30“That is remarkable indeed!” the man said. “You do not know where He is from, and yet He opened my eyes. 31We know that God does not listen to sinners, but He does listen to the one who worships Him and does His will.…
Cross References
Matthew 21:42
Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures: 'The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?

John 9:29
We know that God spoke to Moses, but we do not know where this man is from."

John 9:31
We know that God does not listen to sinners, but He does listen to the one who worships Him and does His will.

Treasury of Scripture

The man answered and said to them, Why herein is a marvelous thing, that you know not from where he is, and yet he has opened my eyes.

herein.

John 3:10
Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

John 12:37
But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:

Isaiah 29:14
Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

and yet.

Psalm 119:18
Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

Isaiah 29:18
And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

Isaiah 35:5
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.







Lexicon
“That
τούτῳ (toutō)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

is
ἐστιν (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.

remarkable
θαυμαστόν (thaumaston)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2298: To be wondered at, wonderful, marvelous. From thaumazo; wondered at, i.e. wonderful.

indeed!”
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

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

man
ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

said.
Ἀπεκρίθη (Apekrithē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

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

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

know
οἴδατε (oidate)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

where
πόθεν (pothen)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4159: From the base of posis with enclitic adverb of origin; from which or what place, state, source or cause.

He is {from},
ἐστίν (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.

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

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

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

eyes.
ὀφθαλμούς (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.
(30) Why herein is a marvellous thing.--Several of the better MSS. read more emphatically, the marvellous thing. He again puts two contradictory positions--their assertion that they knew not by what authority Jesus did these things (whence He was), and the evident fact that He had opened his eyes. He cannot reconcile their statement with what he knows to be true, and he states his wonder in the strongest form.

That ye know not from whence he is--i.e., ye whose business it is to know, ye who claim for yourselves a special knowledge of all such questions, and whose duty it is to inquire into the authority of any one who asserts that he is a teacher or a prophet. (Comp. Note on John 1:24.)

Verse 30. - The man answered and said to them, Why herein is the marvelous thing. Lange translates, "With respect to this man, this is marvelous, to wit." The R.T. has accurately given the force of the γὰρ, the combination of γε and ἄρα, by the rendering "why?" The "herein" is the ignorance which the Jews now profess of the Divine call and mission of the Healer. Their confusion, their obscurity, their vacillation, on such a patent fact is the marvel of marvels, almost more wonderful than the cure of his blindness. That ye know not whence he is, and (yet) he opened my eyes (καί not infrequently has the three of "and yet" - simple juxtaposition conveying a strong contrast; see John 8:55; John 6:70; John 7:4). The man rises into holy and eloquent wrath. Their entire history, their principles of judging of a prophetic call, the whole modus of Divine revelation, ought to have shown that one whose simple will stood in such vivid juxtaposition with work which none but Almighty God could do, ought to have enlightened them. "The blind man, finding he was argued with, grew bolder, and began to argue in turn; if he had not studied theology (say rabbinical casuistry and Mishnaic accretions to the Divine Law), he at least knew his catechism" (Godet). 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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