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 When the light is withdrawn night comes, when no man can work - No man can do any thing toward working out his salvation after this life is ended.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

  • A disciple
    Hello Peter; It is interesting, and something to wonder about, that men are able to be indifferent to and deflect the spiritual and the truth working right in their midst! "...for flesh and blood has not not revealed it to you, but my Father in heaven." So the LORD is righteous who takes vengeance on the wickedness of men, because He KNOWS what we really are inwardly, and all have a conscience!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Very interesting encounter with the blind man and the members of his community. In spite of all the miracles, many could not still see that Jesus is incarnate God. This is another prophecy fulfilled that His people will know Him not (Jeremiah 3: 20). Also see John 1: 11: He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
  • Jamie
    April- The very definition of God's grace is UNmerited favor... No matter how broken and sorry one could be, only believing Christ took one's place (God seeing Christ's past instead of one's own; Christ's righteousness instead of one's own works) brings salvation! Praise God :) "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift [no work can add] of God:"Eph
  • 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.

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