John 10:21

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a deuill. Can a deuill open the eyes of the blind?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus shared a number of eternal truths in the chapter. These include 27: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. We are safe in His Hands in this world and in His Kingdom. To be safe and enjoy this privilege, we must continue to stay at the centre of His Will.
  • Insight777
    V34, Genesis 3:5 "For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." The Jews were acting like they know good from evil but truth is not in them. Jesus said he is the Son of God and that is truth they deny. The actions of Jesus are righteous and can not be proven otherwise. The Jews were evil rejecting what is good.
  • Irene123
    V. 33 - " ... thou being a man ... "; my question is - they saw His works, they heard Him quote from ALL the Law and Prophets, and they agreed He was unlearned. So, who or 'what' were they looking for to be the Messiah? They also said - never man spake like this man. The reason they didn't believe is because they th'ot a NOW deliverer would come to exit the Romans.
  • Irene123
    V. 21 - A lot of people believe Jesus healed then and He heals today, but that does not mean they 'follow' Him. To follow Jesus you follow Acts 2:38, " ... seek ye first ... ", Matt. 6:33. The Kingdom of Heaven is found in Acts 2:38. That's where a Christian life begins.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 10:16 AND OTHER SHEEP I HAVE WHICH ARE NOT OF THIS FOLD THEM ALSO I MUST BRING AND THEY SHALL HEAR MY VOICE AND THERE SHALL BE ONE FOLD AND ONE SHEPHERD *****JOHN 10:30 I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE***** MARK 10:8 AND THEY TWAIN SHALL BE ONE FLESH SO THEN THEY ARE NO MORE TWAIN BUT ONE FLESH
  • A disciple
    "There is joy in the presence of the angels over one sinner that repents, more than over an hundred which need no repentance." An honest look back on my own way before I was truly converted and saved; I have to say that God protected and guided me countless times, despite myself. The danger and trouble and punishments I incurred was my own doings; but it was God who made me thus, to rebuke my sin!

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