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John 9:4

“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I must worke the workes of him that sent me, while it is day: the night commeth when no man can worke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

We must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
- American Standard Version (1901)

While it is day we have to do the works of him who sent me: the night comes when no work may be done.
- Basic English Bible

I must work the works of him that has sent me while it is day. [The] night is coming, when no one can work.
- Darby Bible

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh when no man can work.
- Webster's Bible

We must do the works of Him who sent me while there is daylight. Night is coming on, when no one can work.
- Weymouth Bible

I must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work.
- World English Bible

It bihoueth me to worche the werkis of hym that sente me, as longe as the dai is; the nyyt schal come, whanne no man may worche.
- Wycliffe Bible

it behoveth me to be working the works of Him who sent me while it is day; night doth come, when no one is able to work: --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 9:4

9:4 The night is coming - Christ is the light. When the light is withdrawn night comes, when no man can work - No man can do any thing toward working out his salvation after this life is ended. Yet Christ can work always. But he was not to work upon earth, only during the day, or season which was appointed for him.

People's Bible Notes for John 9:4

Joh 9:4 The night cometh, when no man can work. The works of God are to be made manifest in the blind man; Christ must work those works while the short day of life lasteth. His night of death was near. Nor is ours far off.

Discussion for John 9

  • Emmanuel
    Interestingly, the sin you have committed is not a problem, our Lord is interested in you acknowledging your sin so that it can be removed. pay attention to verse 41, the only problem an individual may have is failing to acknowledge that he has sinned but if you do acknowledged the rest is history wash away . It is amazing how the LORD leaves us with the simplest of task, and takes on the most difficult task for us.
  • John Ngunjiri for verse 25
    This is a personal testimony.There was a physical change that he could attest that he blind but could now see.Although he did not have a personal experience with this Man of Galilee,a change in him could not be denied even by the unbelieving hypocrites.When a sinner is converted the person of Jesus Christ in him testifies of the goodness of God for the light of life is in him.He becomes a shining light to the blind world of darkness. There is no more blindness in him whom who has the the light of lights. Glory be to our God. The bright morning has risen in his heart. A new day has come.
  • The man understood himself not the other way round. He was blind not his friends or colleagues but him. So our salvation only sees us through but by Jesus nit anybody else. This people they only wanted him to curse the Lord but he blesses and praises Him. What I know now is I can see through the eyes of my heart. I believe all to him could see because he meet the Lord.
  • Philomena
    I love Jesus.he came to this world for the poor.poor physically, mentally, spiritually. You must admit you are to get his help and salvation. He brings real transformation to those he visit.the bind man received sight, salvation and wisdom.my best verse in the bible is his response. 'I do not know if be a sinner......all I know is that I was blind but now I see... '
  • Bozki
    There is no Wrong of admitting that we are a sinners, it is an act of humility but if you remain in sin that is definitely Wrong. Sometimes we Christians We think on ourselves we 're righteouse self righteousness , we forgot that we made mistake also, True follower of Jesus Christ Praise Him, Worship Him, Give Thanks to Him, and Admit to Him that We also make Mistakes. and I just want to SHare to you If Pray to our Father Pray not just for Deliverance of Sin, but Pray to Renew your Mind and set it to God "s will only and Pray to Strengthen you so you can Resist sin...God Bless...
  • Dahlia Daniels
    This is reality if we apply our Faith and Trust in GOD we can have the same Standards as JESUS did because he was GOD SON and we become his children the same as JESUS when we are TRANSFORMED INTO HIS SPIRIT and LIVING ACCORDINGLY as HE LIVED ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED and GIVEN TO US

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