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 When the light is withdrawn night comes, when no man can work - No man can do any thing toward working out his salvation after this life is ended.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

  • April
    I think of Amazing grace when I read this chapter, and it makes me wonder,if we say now we see, could we actually be blind?, for it takes every day commitment and understanding, to be sinless,I really dont know of one person in exsistence that is PERFECT, so Thank YESHUA for having grace and patience,I try and ask to help me be humble,and thank him for all I have in my life,I'm nothing without him
  • Bruce
    Dave: The blind man went to the pool to wash he was blind he didn't see Jesus. Read verse 6-7
  • Irene123
    David - not everyone learns at the same speed. God knows this for He created us. Jesus sought this man out because He knew this of him and also KNEW he would - believe - given just one more sentence of teaching.
  • Irene123
    V.7 is a prophesy of Acts2:38. When we are washed in the pool (baptistery, by immersion, (using the NAME of Jesus) and receive the Holy Ghost, the Spirit (Holy Ghost) then opens our eyes to the truth of His Word.
  • A disciple
    David; I think what is more interesting, is how there always seems to be some little rats sneaking around, that have to run and tell the Pharisees what Jesus is doing. This man that was healed is like so many we see today, who are smart and honest and thoughtful; and for no known reason, are brought to have to prove it to grouchy hateful and hostile hypocrites! Whatever he says they don't believe.
  • David
    I am challenged by the once born-blind man testified about Jesus Christ before the Pharisees in verse 27. However, I am also surprised to see him not yet recognizing the Person of Jesus in verse 36 whom he had testified of. That suggest to me that despite Christ's amazing works in our lives, we sometimes still deny knowing him.

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