John 9:26

26 They said, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"

John 9:26 Meaning and Commentary

John 9:26

Then said they to him again
Finding they could not bring him to deny the fact, or cause him to entertain an ill opinion of him that did it, they examine him again about the manner of it:

what did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes?
These questions they had put before, ( John 9:15 ) , and propose them again, in hope he would vary in the account, which they would not fail of improving against him; or that it would appear that he had not been really blind, at least from his birth; or that Christ made use of some unlawful means, as magic art, which they were always ready to charge him with, and to impute his miracles to a diabolical familiarity and influence; and they would have been glad to have had something to support such a calumny.

John 9:26 In-Context

24 They called the man back a second time - the man who had been blind - and told him, "Give credit to God. We know this man is an impostor."
25 He replied, "I know nothing about that one way or the other. But I know one thing for sure: I was blind . . . I now see."
26 They said, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"
27 "I've told you over and over and you haven't listened. Why do you want to hear it again? Are you so eager to become his disciples?"
28 With that they jumped all over him. "You might be a disciple of that man, but we're disciples of Moses.
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