John 9:34
New International Version
To this they replied, "You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!" And they threw him out.

New Living Translation
"You were born a total sinner!" they answered. "Are you trying to teach us?" And they threw him out of the synagogue.

English Standard Version
They answered him, “You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” And they cast him out.

Berean Study Bible
They replied, “You were born in utter sin, and you are instructing us?” And they threw him out.

Berean Literal Bible
They answered and said to him, "You were born entirely in sins, and do you teach us?" And they cast him out.

New American Standard Bible
They answered him, "You were born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?" So they put him out.

King James Bible
They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

Christian Standard Bible
"You were born entirely in sin," they replied, "and are you trying to teach us?" Then they threw him out.

Contemporary English Version
The leaders told the man, "You have been a sinner since the day you were born! Do you think you can teach us anything?" Then they said, "You can never come back into any of our synagogues!"

Good News Translation
They answered, "You were born and brought up in sin--and you are trying to teach us?" And they expelled him from the synagogue.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You were born entirely in sin," they replied, "and are you trying to teach us?" Then they threw him out.

International Standard Version
They asked him, "You were born a sinner and you are trying to instruct us?" And they threw him out.

NET Bible
They replied, "You were born completely in sinfulness, and yet you presume to teach us?" So they threw him out.

New Heart English Bible
They answered him, "You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us?" They threw him out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They answered and were saying to him, “You were born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?” And they cast him out.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Jews answered him, "You were born full of sin. Do you think you can teach us?" Then they threw him out [of the synagogue].

New American Standard 1977
They answered and said to him, “You were born entirely in sins, and are you teaching us?” And they put him out.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

King James 2000 Bible
They answered and said unto him, You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us? And they cast him out.

American King James Version
They answered and said to him, You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us? And they cast him out.

American Standard Version
They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They answered, and said to him: Thou wast wholly born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

Darby Bible Translation
They answered and said to him, Thou hast been wholly born in sins, and thou teachest us? And they cast him out.

English Revised Version
They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

Webster's Bible Translation
They answered and said to him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? and they cast him out.

Weymouth New Testament
"You," they replied, "were wholly begotten and born in sin, and do *you* teach *us*?" And they put him out of the synagogue.

World English Bible
They answered him, "You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us?" They threw him out.

Young's Literal Translation
They answered and said to him, 'In sins thou wast born altogether, and thou dost teach us!' and they cast him forth without.
Study Bible
The Pharisees Investigate the Healing
33If this man were not from God, He could do no such thing.” 34They replied, “You were born in utter sin, and you are instructing us?” And they threw him out. 35When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, He found the man and said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”…
Cross References
Isaiah 66:5
You who tremble at His word, hear the word of the LORD: "Your brothers who hate and exclude you because of My name have said, 'Let the LORD be glorified that we may see your joy!' But they will be put to shame."

John 9:2
and His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"

John 9:22
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews. For the Jews had already determined that anyone who confessed Jesus as the Christ would be put out of the synagogue.

John 9:35
When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, He found the man and said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"

3 John 1:10
So if I come, I will call attention to his malicious slander against us. And unsatisfied with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers and forbids those who want to do so, even putting them out of the church.

Treasury of Scripture

They answered and said to him, You were altogether born in sins, and do you teach us? And they cast him out.

wast.

John 9:2
And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?

John 8:41
Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

Job 14:4
Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

and dost.

John 9:40
And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?

John 7:48,49
Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him? …

Genesis 19:9
And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

And they.

John 9:22
These words spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

John 6:37
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

Proverbs 22:10
Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

cast him out.

Matthew 18:17,18
And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican…

1 Corinthians 5:4,5,13
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, …







Lexicon
They replied,
Ἀπεκρίθησαν (Apekrithēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

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

were born
ἐγεννήθης (egennēthēs)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1080: From a variation of genos; to procreate; figuratively, to regenerate.

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

utter
ὅλος (holos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3650: All, the whole, entire, complete. A primary word; 'whole' or 'all', i.e. Complete, especially as noun or adverb.

sin,
ἁμαρτίαις (hamartiais)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 266: From hamartano; a sin.

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

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 instructing
διδάσκεις (didaskeis)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1321: To teach, direct, admonish. A prolonged form of a primary verb dao; to teach.

us?”
ἡμᾶς (hēmas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

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

they threw
ἐξέβαλον (exebalon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1544: To throw (cast, put) out; I banish; I bring forth, produce. From ek and ballo; to eject.

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.

out.
ἔξω (exō)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1854: Without, outside. Adverb from ek; out(-side, of doors), literally or figuratively.
(34) Thou wast altogether born in sins.--Their reproach now takes the most malignant form, and shrinks not from casting in his teeth the calamity of his birth as the mark of special sin. "Thou didst come into the world," these words mean, "bearing the curse of God upon thy face. Thou hast said that God heareth not sinners. Thy life in its first moments bore the marks of some fearful crime."

And dost thou teach us?--i.e., "Dost thou, marked more than is the common lot of man by sin, teach us, who are the authorised teachers and expositors of the truth?" For any one to have doubted their authority would have seemed out of question; but here was one who had been a beggar, one of the "people of the earth," untrained in the Law, and therefore cursed (comp. Note on John 7:49), and, more than this, altogether born in sin, who was actually teaching them!

And they cast him out.--These words are generally taken to mean excommunication, as in the margin, and it is certain that they may have this sense. (Comp. 3John 1:10.) Having this meaning before them, our translators did not, however, think it the better one, and their view seems to be borne out by the general impression which we get from the narrative. The man with all his boldness has not technically fallen under the ban they had threatened, for he has not "confessed that He was Christ" (John 9:22). A decree of the Sanhedrin would have been necessary, and this must have been formally pronounced. Now, we feel that in a detailed narrative such as we have here, all this would hardly be told in a single short sentence. It seems to be rather that their anger has now passed all bounds. They cannot refute the truth which, in his honest, homely way, he has put before them. They can only heap reproaches upon him, and thrust him by force out of their presence.

Verse 34. - Vanquished by this logic of simple fact and plain inference, the authorities have no other weapon to use but invective and persecution. They answered and said to him, Thou wast altogether born in sins; through and through a born reprobate. They take up the superstitious idea which seems (ver. 2) to have been floating in the mind of the disciples. From sins of parents or from thine own sins in thy mother's womb, thou earnest into the world with the brand of thy infamy upon thee. Thus they admit the change that has come over him by reverting to the peculiar depravity which had been stamped upon his brow, according to their narrow interpretation of Divine providence. And dost thou presume to teach us? - the chosen, the learned, the approved ministers of God? Dost thou, with all this heritage and mark of separation from God, dare to instruct the chief pastors and teachers of Israel? They did not stop with cruel words, but in their bitterness of spirit they thrust him forth; they violently expelled him from the synagogue where they were then seated (so Meyer, Maldonatus, Bengel, and many others). We are not told that there and then they excommunicated, or unsynagogued, him. It is probable that this ban followed, with the usual terrible formalities. He had practically confessed that the highest claims which Jesus had ever made about himself were true, and he made himself liable to the curse already pronounced (ver. 22). This marvelous narrative, with its lifelike detail, is not made the text of a discourse. It remains forever the startling vindication of our Lord's own word, that he was Light to the world and Eyesight too, and was able to supply both the objective condition and subjective change by which the nature of man could alone receive the light of life. From ver. 8 to ver. 34 is almost the only passage in the Gospel, with the exception of the passage, John 3:22-36, in which we are not standing in the actual presence of the Lord, or are not listening to his judgments on men and things, and to his revelations of the mystery of his own Person. The narrative so far stands by itself, and gives us an insight into the life which was being enacted in Jerusalem contemporaneously with the Divine self-revelation of Jesus. 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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