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John 9:26

ESV They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?”
NIV Then they asked him, 'What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?'
NASB So they said to him, 'What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?'
CSB Then they asked him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes? "
NLT But what did he do?' they asked. 'How did he heal you?'
KJV Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes?

What does John 9:26 mean?

Jesus' healing of a man born blind is clearly miraculous (John 9:1–7). It corresponds to Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah (Isaiah 29:18; 35:5; 42:7). And yet, Jesus' religious critics refuse to accept that He is acting with divine power (John 9:16). They go so far as to threaten those who accept Jesus' claims with excommunication (John 9:22). In an effort to debunk the miracle, the scribes and Pharisees of Jerusalem interrogated the healed man (John 9:13), as well as his parents (John 9:18).

This is part of a second round of questioning of the formerly-blind man. Asking the same questions more than once is a common interrogation tactic. The questioner is looking for inconsistency, or other signs that the story is a lie. These men have already asked the healed man what happened, and he has already answered. Rather than simply repeating his story, the man takes a bold, brave, and incredibly effective approach. The following verses show how his sincere honesty embarrasses the prejudiced, conniving religious leaders.
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