Does a demon give sight? (Jn 10:21-10:21)

“Others said.

‘These are not the words

Of one who has a demon.

Can a demon

Open the eyes

Of the blind?’”

ἄλλοι ἔλεγον Ταῦτα τὰ ῥήματα οὐκ ἔστιν δαιμονιζομένου· μὴ δαιμόνιον δύναται τυφλῶν ὀφθαλμοὺς ἀνοῖξαι;

John uniquely indicated that there were others who disagreed.  They said (ἄλλοι ἔλεγον) that these were not the words (Ταῦτα τὰ ῥήματα οὐκ ἔστιν) of a demon possessed man (δαιμονιζομένου).  How could a demon (μὴ δαιμόνιον δύναται) open the eyes of a blind person (τυφλῶν ὀφθαλμοὺς ἀνοῖξαι)?  John showed an example of this dissension among the Jewish listeners.  Some thought that he was possessed by a devil, but others like here thought that he could not be possessed by a devil, because he brought sight to people.  Jesus was not universally accepted or rejected.  There was a mixed reaction to Jesus.  What is your opinion about Jesus?

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