John 10:21

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

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

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

Others were saying, "These are not the sayings of one demon-possessed. A demon cannot open the eyes of the blind, can he?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Others said, These are not the sayings of one possessed with a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?
- American Standard Version (1901)

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?
- Basic English Bible

Others said, These sayings are not [those] of one that is possessed by a demon. Can a demon open blind people's eyes?
- Darby Bible

Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?
- Webster's Bible

Others argued, "That is not the language of a demoniac: and can a demon open blind men's eyes?"
- Weymouth 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?"
- World English Bible

Othere men seiden, These wordis ben not of a man that hath a feend. Whether the deuel may opene the iyen of blynde men?
- Wycliffe Bible

others said, `These sayings are not those of a demoniac; is a demon able blind men's eyes to open?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 10:21


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


Discussion for John 10

  • Steve morrow
    **JOHN 10:30 I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE** 1 CORINTHIANS 8:5 for though there be that are called gods whether in heaven or in earth as there be gods many and lords many-8:6-but to us there is but one GOD THE FATHER of whom are all things and we in HIM and one LORD JESUS CHRIST by whom are all things and we by HIM 1 TIM 2:5 for there is one GOD and one mediator between GOD and men the man JESUS CHRIST
  • Margaret

    Yes, and though this can be discouraging, it only serves to confirm the truth of God’s Word, (see 2 Tim 4:3-4) but in verse 5 is the answer. He speaks specifically to Timothy here, but the instruction to all is clear: watch. We are to watch and pray. If something you hear doesn’t ring true, check it; search the scriptures. It is good practice to check out the preacher, even if you you know him.
  • Gonzalo
    Verse 39,...Therefore they sought again to take him:" but he escaped out of their hand", this vanishing of Jesus happened many times in Luke 4:30," But he passing through the mist of them went his way"...This is a great Miracle by GOD, just when Jesus was going to be stoned or apprehended suddenly time was frozen and stood still and he just walk away ,there is no other explanation. a Miracle.
  • Michael Conrad
    And how many who have come after our LORD are also thieves and robbers? This may not be taken well but my only intent is to be truthful. I find that in most of our denominations today we find men who claim to speak truth about Jesus Christ but subtily preach a gospel that does not save but instead only tickles ears. Not that we who are in His word should be surprised because we were warned.
  • Mark
    Those who were in leadership could not understand they were face to face with the coming Messiah, which was held in the scriptures given to them to teach and be an example. Jesus is not calling us all gods. He is making a reference to their inflated sense of authority in relation to their impending judgement of supposed blasphemy.
  • Servant of God
    The door, the Shepard and the Porter, and we sheep who graze whilst the wolf looks on with hunger pangs, are mindlessly involved ingrazing. The Shepherd is watchfull with uncanny intuition and looks to the door of the Porter, which door only he, and those whom he chooses can open. On the other side is a garden, free of predators, evil thoughts, and longings for all are content, fruitful,present

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