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 When the light is withdrawn night comes, when no man can work - No man can do any thing toward working out his salvation after this life is ended.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

  • Josie
    The lesson I learned from the chapter is that the man who was then an adult was borned blind for the purpose of being used to show the glory of God on that sabbath day. Since every day belongs to God, He could use them for His glory at any given time. Therefore, Jesus did not think of religion at the time, but the soul of the man who became a believer by the evidence of being able to see that day.
  • Shukuru wendo
    Our responsibility on the face of the earth is to shine. Jesus says in verse 5 that as long i am in the world i am the light of the world. We echo the sound of our master we therefore understand that without us - the born again,the world would be deep darkened but the light from us spells the darkness away. Keep shining for you are the light.
  • Evelyn
    Jesus came into this world to save mankind/ the poor in spirit, and give light to the blind. That means no matter if you have money or not we are all poor and need to be guided back to our father so we can inherit the riches HE has for us and for us to be able to do that we need the light to see where we are going and that is Jesus Christ. In the verse, not only his eyes were opened but his spirit
  • 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.

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