7:21 At that very time 1 Jesus 2 cured many people of diseases, sicknesses, 3 and evil spirits, and granted 4 sight to many who were blind. 7:22 So 5 he answered them, 6 “Go tell 7 John what you have seen and heard: 8 The blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the 9 deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good news proclaimed to them. 7:23 Blessed is anyone 10 who takes no offense at me.”
1 tn Grk “In that hour.”
2 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Jesus) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Grk “and sicknesses,” but καί (kai) has not been translated since English normally uses a coordinating conjunction only between the last two elements in a series of three or more.
4 tn Or “and bestowed (sight) on.”
5 tn Here καί (kai) has been translated as “so” to indicate the relationship to Jesus’ miraculous cures in the preceding sentence.
6 tn Grk “answering, he said to them.” This is redundant in English and has been simplified in the translation to “he answered them.”
8 sn What you have seen and heard. The following activities all paraphrase various OT descriptions of the time of promised salvation: Isa 35:5-6; 26:19; 29:18-19; 61:1. Jesus is answering not by acknowledging a title, but by pointing to the nature of his works, thus indicating the nature of the time.
9 tn Grk “and the,” but καί (kai) has not been translated since English normally uses a coordinating conjunction only between the last two elements in a series of three or more.
10 tn Grk “whoever.”