Robertson's Word Pictures (NT)
Because he keepeth not the sabbath (oti to sabbaton ou threi). This is reason (causal oti) enough. He violates our rules about the Sabbath and therefore is a Sabbath-breaker as charged when here before (John 5:10, John 5:16, John 5:18). Hence he is not "from God" (para qeou). So some.
How can a man that is a sinner do such signs? (Pwv dunatai anqrwpov amartwlov toiauta shmeia poiein). This was the argument of Nicodemus, himself a Pharisee and one of the Sanhedrin, long ago (John 3:2). It was a conundrum for the Pharisees. No wonder there was "a division" (sxisma, schism, split, from sxizw) as in John 7:43; John 10:19.
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