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 for John 9:4

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 for John 9:4

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 When the light is withdrawn night comes, when no man can work - No man can do any thing toward working out his salvation after this life is ended.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

  • Yes what work did jesud do when he was here on earth that i must do also on John 9:4
    explain john 14:12 for me especially the works
  • KENNETH JOHN REAUME - in Reply on John 9:4
    I have many dates, times, and concerns, I did my past but never braught forth, I dont go to church for reasons of lies, like it wasnt God nor Ceasars but Roman Chathlic..Religion hung a man on the cross for not witchery nor magic but faith with in you to change.... I feel something big in me and im scrambling all over.
  • Tony - in Reply on John 9:4
    Kenneth; frist of all we can not let others keep us from God thru Jesus .It is your eternal soul that is at stake .

    That is way the Word tells us to search out our own salvation .It does not matter who actually hung Jesus on the cross .

    Jesus dyed on the cross as a substitute for each of us as the. spotless Lamb

    that was required by GODS law to fulfill the law and the prophets .It was my sins and the sins of all mankind that put Jesus on the cross. It is hard to separate carnal (earthly) from sprit . Please do not let other keep you from coming to CHRIST .The word tells us to study the Word so that we can tell what is from GOD or the devil who come to(kill, steal and destroy ) It is your eternal Soul at stake ,and all thru the Word it says to endure to the end trusting in JESUE and him alone .I pray this is a help because I have been where you are hurt by church ,hurt by people that I had earthly trust in ,but I have NEVER been hurt by Jesus Christ ,even though we have to go though. things that if we hold onto Christ It will build your faith as we look back and see how God brought us through . May God Bless you and give you Faith in Jesus till the end .
  • Bright on John 9:4
    Question: according to john chapter 9 verse 4, why must we serve God during our life time?
    John 9 4 Must here is a command which means it must be done according to how the command is.also weather you like it or not it must be done.this is one of the coincidental works he must means everything you have to do do it with your strength,fast,deligently,wholeheartedly,in wisdom.night here also means sickness,accident,or death can take place.
  • Maurice Mwangi on John 9:4
    Day light in terms of every available opportunity to do what God has called you to do as there is a moment of darkness when no opportunity will be available due to various reasons. Say when I am still young and energetic I can do more than when I grow old and eyes dim and I need one to lead me or even when my memory will no longer support what I can do or sickness loss of voice This would be a darkness moment. Do what you can do for God now now now before darkness when you can no longer work
  • BILL CROWE on John 9:4
    I was wondering in JOHN 9 4 the word night cometh could this be that night means eath will come . so work whie it is day and day could be life?dose this make any sence?
  • AKPAMA EBIONDO on John 9:4
    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.

    Man is defined as MORNING, AFTERNOON, AND NIGHT.
    MORNING: when we came into this temporal world.
    AFTERNOON: period of toiling, acquisition of wealth, position, fame, material posessions, etc....
    NIGHT: death, old age, end of toiling, period were one faces the Judgement of Christ.

    What work are u doing: Good or bad. Whom are u working for: Christ or the Devil. Are u Serving God or u are being Served, Are u wasting Time or u are Investing Time. Remember, U are only a custodian to whatever God has put in your hand, God owns it. The life you live, it is not you that lives, But Christ that lives in you, moves in you, and in Him you consists. DONT' SHARE GODS GLORY WITH HIM, SERVE GOD WITH ALL THAT HE HAS GIVEN TO YOU.


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