Finally they turned again to the blind man, "What have you to say about him? It was your eyes he opened." The man replied, "He is a prophet."
So they *said to the blind man again, "What do you say about Him, since He opened your eyes?" And he said, "He is a prophet."
Then the Pharisees once again questioned the man who had been blind and demanded, "This man who opened your eyes––who do you say he is?" The man replied, "I think he must be a prophet."
They came back at the blind man, "You're the expert. He opened your eyes. What do you say about him?" He said, "He is a prophet."
Again they said to the blind man, What have you to say about him for opening your eyes? And he said, He is a prophet.
So they said again to the blind man, "What do you say about him? It was your eyes he opened." He said, "He is a prophet."
They said to the blind man again, "What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?" He said, "He is a prophet."
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1 tn Grk “the blind man.”
2 tn Grk “since he opened your eyes” (an idiom referring to restoration of sight).
3 tn Grk “And he said, ‘He is a prophet.’”
sn At this point the man, pressed by the Pharisees, admitted there was something special about Jesus. But here, since prophet is anarthrous (is not accompanied by the Greek article) and since in his initial reply in 9:11-12 the man showed no particular insight into the true identity of Jesus, this probably does not refer to the prophet of Deut 18:15, but merely to an unusual person who is capable of working miracles. The Pharisees had put this man on the spot, and he felt compelled to say something about Jesus, but he still didn’t have a clear conception of who Jesus was, so he labeled him a “prophet.”