22 His parents said this because they (A)were afraid of the [a]Jews; for the Jews (B)had already reached the decision that if anyone confessed Him to be [b]Christ, (C)he was to be excommunicated from the synagogue.

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Footnotes

  1. John 9:22 I.e., the Jewish leaders
  2. John 9:22 I.e., the Messiah