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 When the light is withdrawn night comes, when no man can work - No man can do any thing toward working out his salvation after this life is ended.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

  • Betty
    We all were born blind and sinners an when we found God we could see it is the word that give us sight to see what god has for us
  • Lu2677
    John 9:6 says that Christ anointed the eyes of the blind man with clay. It doesn't say that Christ anointed the empty eye sockets with clay. If you believe the Word is the truth why do you change it, why don't you believe what it says? Verse 10 says "How were thine eyes opened?" It does not say; How did you get eye balls put in? I hope this answers your question.
  • Joe
    due to the fact that the blind mans face changed is it safe to say that he did not have eye balls under his eyelides
  • BSP
    Verse 22 said that people were expelled for acknowledging Christ. It shows how bad of a spiritual condition those who were supposed to be taking the lead were in.
  • Lani sosres
    I believe Jesus Chirst used this man to prove to unbelievers that he is the son of God.That his parents were not sinners and he was not a sinner but when Jesus gave him sight he was a sinner
    Grace Because only because of Gods Grace that he was given sight Gods Grace and Mercy.
  • 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.

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