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John 9:30-33

9:30 The man replied, 1  “This is a remarkable thing, 2  that you don’t know where he comes from, and yet he caused me to see! 3  9:31 We know that God doesn’t listen to 4  sinners, but if anyone is devout 5  and does his will, God 6  listens to 7  him. 8  9:32 Never before 9  has anyone heard of someone causing a man born blind to see. 10  9:33 If this man 11  were not from God, he could do nothing.”

1 tn Grk “The man answered and said to them.” This has been simplified in the translation to “The man replied.”

2 tn Grk “For in this is a remarkable thing.”

3 tn Grk “and he opened my eyes” (an idiom referring to restoration of sight).

4 tn Grk “God does not hear.”

5 tn Or “godly.”

6 tn Grk “he”; the referent (God) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

7 tn Or “hears.”

8 tn Grk “this one.”

9 tn Or “Never from the beginning of time,” Grk “From eternity.”

10 tn Grk “someone opening the eyes of a man born blind” (“opening the eyes” is an idiom referring to restoration of sight).

11 tn Grk “this one.”

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