The Jews1 still did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they sent for the man's parents.
"Is this your son?" they asked. "Is this the one you say was born blind? How is it that now he can see?"
"We know he is our son," the parents answered, "and we know he was born blind.
But how he can see now, or who opened his eyes, we don't know. Ask him. He is of age; he will speak for himself."
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews,2 for already the Jews had decided that anyone who acknowledged that Jesus was the Christ would be put out3 of the synagogue.4
That was why his parents said, "He is of age; ask him."5