24 So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner.”
25 He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”
26 Then they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?”
27 He answered them, “I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?”
28 Then they reviled him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are Moses’ disciples.
29 We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where He is from.”
30 The man answered and said to them, “Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes!
31 Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.
32 Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.
33 If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing.”
34 They answered and said to him, “You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?” And they cast him out.
The Jews tried to make the man reject Christ as his healer (v. 24).
Give God the glory (v. 24) — (used in cross-examining). Speak the truth in the presence and in the name of God (Joshua 7:19).
Whether He is a sinner or not, I do not know (v. 25) — He wasn’t unsure, but he refused to debate the point.
One thing I know (v. 25) — They wanted to debate Christ’s person. The healed man concentrated on what Christ had done for him.
What did He do? (v. 26) — A repeat of the inquiry in v. 15. They were trying to shake his evidence and cause him to change his story.
reviled (v. 28) = pronounced anathemas, called him execrable.
God does not hear sinners (v. 31) — Job 27:9; 35:13; Psalm 66:18; 109:7; Isaiah 1:15. Sinner (in this case) = more than ordinarily bad character.
The man said that God’s power could only come through one who does His will and not through a sinner. No mere man had ever given sight to the blind (v. 31).
The more they questioned the man, the more understanding he gained. They forced him to think and he came to the only possible conclusion — Jesus was of God (v. 33).
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