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John 10:21

    John 10:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Others said, These are not the words of him that has a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Others said, These are not the sayings of one possessed with a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Others said, These are not the words of one who has an evil spirit. Is it possible for an evil spirit to make blind people see?

    Webster's Revision

    Others said, These are not the sayings of one possessed with a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?

    World English Bible

    Others said, "These are not the sayings of one possessed by a demon. It isn't possible for a demon to open the eyes of the blind, is it?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Others said, These are not the sayings of one possessed with a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

    Definitions for John 10:21

    Devil - Slanderer; false accuser.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 10:21

    These are not the words of him that hath a devil - If he were deranged by an unclean spirit, his words would bear a similitude to the spirit that produced them; but these are words of deep sense, soberness, and piety: besides, could a demoniac open the eyes of blind men? This is not the work of a demon. Now we have seen that this man has restored a man who was born blind. Therefore it is demonstrably evident that he is neither a madman nor a demoniac.

    Behold the usage which the blessed Lord received from his creatures! And behold with what meekness and gentleness he conducts himself! - not a word of impatience proceeds from his lips; nor a look of contempt or indignation is seen in his face. And what was he doing to merit all this? Why, he was instructing the ignorant, and telling the wretched that he was just going to die to save their souls! Amazing love of God, and ingratitude and obduracy of men! Let not the disciple suppose that, in this respect, he shall be above his master. When a minister of Christ has done his utmost to do good to his fellow creatures, let him not be surprised if he meet with nothing from many but reproaches and persecutions for his pains. The grand point is to take Jesus for an example of suffering, and to be armed with the same mind. It appears that the words spoken by the friendly Jews prevailed; and that the others were obliged to abandon the field.

    Barnes' Notes on John 10:21

    Not the words ... - His words are sober, grave, pious, full of wisdom. The preaching of Jesus always produced effect. It made bitter enemies or decided friends. So will all faithful preaching. It is not the fault of the gospel that there are divisions, but of the unbelief and mad passions of men.

    Wesley's Notes on John 10:21

    10:21 These are not the words - The word in the original takes in actions too.