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 When the light is withdrawn night comes, when no man can work - No man can do any thing toward working out his salvation after this life is ended.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

  • Irene123
    To Melissa Baugh - The story of blind Bartemaeus is in Mk.10:52. This blind man's name in Jn.9 isn't mentioned. The reason more isn't said of 'Bart' is - the Bible is GOD's word, not man's, and God reveals what He wants to.
  • Arsenio glover
    I enjoyed it , seeing how my Lord Jesus Christ and worked miracles Glory to The Lord Jesus Christ hallelujah ! If more people gave Thier life fully to Christ people will much better off. Acts 2:38 ( baptized in Jesus name for the remission of sins and receive the gift of the holy ghost ). Thank you Lord Jesus for saving me.
  • Melissa Baugh
    Why isn't there more about bartemus testimony
  • MSB
    This is a true evidence of today's society. We are healed or we've been blessed through God and his powers. Yet, we are ashamed to admit to others who may not believe in God. If God does a miracle in our lives, let it be known. It says in the scriptures...If you disown Jesus/God on earth...Then he shall disown you in heaven. The blind man was healed and he let everyone whom asked of him. Amen
  • BSP
    The blind man that was healed by Jesus was stating the truth that he had experienced. He was not concerned about pleasing the people around him or about their opinions so much that he was willing to compromise the truth. We do well to follow his example.
  • Sheelah
    He didn't know Jesus too much but the impact was undeniable.

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