New Living Translation
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders, who had announced that anyone saying Jesus was the Messiah would be expelled from the synagogue.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if any one confessed him to be the Christ, he should be excommunicated from the synagogue.
World English Bible
His parents said these things because they feared the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if any man would confess him as Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.
Young's Literal Translation
These things said his parents, because they were afraid of the Jews, for already had the Jews agreed together, that if any one may confess him -- Christ, he may be put out of the synagogue;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:22 He should be put out of the synagogue - That is be excommunicated.
LibraryThe Brevity of Life.
"I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh."--ST. JOHN ix. 4. There are few things more commonly disregarded by us in our early years than the brevity of our life through all its successive stages, and the fleeting nature of its opportunities. In childhood we are almost entirely unconscious of both these characteristics of life. Indeed, it would hardly be natural if it were otherwise. That reflective habit which dwells upon them is the result of our experience, …
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby
On the Words of the Gospel, John ix. 4 and 31, "We must Work the Works of Him that Sent Me," Etc. Against the Arians. And
On the Same Lesson of the Gospel, John ix. , on the Giving Sight to the Man that was Born Blind.
A Pressed Man Yielding to Christ
What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow the Son of Man.
This was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants from Jerusalem to ask John, "Who are you?"
But no one had the courage to speak favorably about him in public, for they were afraid of getting in trouble with the Jewish leaders.
When the Temple guards returned without having arrested Jesus, the leading priests and Pharisees demanded, "Why didn't you bring him in?"
The Jewish leaders still refused to believe the man had been blind and could now see, so they called in his parents.
but we don't know how he can see or who healed him. Ask him. He is old enough to speak for himself."
"You were born a total sinner!" they answered. "Are you trying to teach us?" And they threw him out of the synagogue.
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