New International Version
Then they turned again to the blind man, "What have you to say about him? It was your eyes he opened." The man replied, "He is a prophet."
King James Bible
They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet.
Darby Bible Translation
They say therefore again to the blind [man], What dost thou say of him, that he has opened thine eyes? And he said, He is a prophet.
World English Bible
Therefore they asked the blind man again, "What do you say about him, because he opened your eyes?" He said, "He is a prophet."
Young's Literal Translation
They said to the blind man again, 'Thou -- what dost thou say of him -- that he opened thine eyes?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He is a prophet - They had intended to lay snares for the poor man, that, getting him to acknowledge Christ for the Messiah, they might put him out of the synagogue, John 9:22, or put him to death, that such a witness to the Divine power of Christ might not appear against them. But, as the mercy of God had given him his sight, so the wisdom of God taught him how to escape the snares laid for his ruin. On all thy glory there shall be a defense, says the prophet, Isaiah 4:5. When God gives any particular mercy or grace, he sends power to preserve it, and wisdom to improve it. The man said, He is a prophet. Now, according to a Jewish maxim, a prophet might dispense with the observation of the Sabbath. See Grotius. If they allow that Jesus was a prophet, then, even in their sense, he might break the law of the Sabbath, and be guiltless: or, if they did not allow him to be a prophet, they must account for the miracle some other way than by the power of God; as from Satan or his agents no good can proceed - to do this it was impossible. So the wisdom of God taught the poor man to give them such an answer as put them into a complete dilemma, from which they could not possibly extricate themselves.
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Dost thou believe on the Son of God?--JOHN 9:35. Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? The brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person.--The blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.--I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is …
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One Metaphor and Two Meanings
The Healing of the Man Born Blind.
The Doctrine of Christ.
The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.
The crowds answered, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee."
"Sir," the woman said, "I can see that you are a prophet.
Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. "He put mud on my eyes," the man replied, "and I washed, and now I see."
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