New International Version
As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.
King James Bible
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
Darby Bible Translation
I must work the works of him that has sent me while it is day. [The] night is coming, when no one can work.
World English Bible
I must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work.
Young's Literal Translation
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: --
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
While it is day - Though I plainly perceive that the cure of this man will draw down upon me the malice of the Jewish rulers, yet I must accomplish the work for which I came into the world whole it is day - while the term of this life of mine shall last. It was about six months after this that our Lord was crucified. It is very likely that the day was now declining, and night coming on; and he took occasion from this circumstance to introduce the elegant metaphor immediately following. By this we are taught that no opportunity for doing good should be omitted - Day representing the opportunity: Night, the loss of that opportunity.
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Dost thou believe on the Son of God?--JOHN 9:35. Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? The brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person.--The blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.--I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is …
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One Metaphor and Two Meanings
The Healing of the Man Born Blind.
The Doctrine of Christ.
Jesus said, "I am with you for only a short time, and then I am going to the one who sent me.
Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world's light.
Then Jesus told them, "You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
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