New Living Translation
We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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 When the light is withdrawn night comes, when no man can work - No man can do any thing toward working out his salvation after this life is ended.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.
LibraryThe Brevity of Life.
"I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh."--ST. JOHN ix. 4. There are few things more commonly disregarded by us in our early years than the brevity of our life through all its successive stages, and the fleeting nature of its opportunities. In childhood we are almost entirely unconscious of both these characteristics of life. Indeed, it would hardly be natural if it were otherwise. That reflective habit which dwells upon them is the result of our experience, …
John Percival—Sermons at Rugby
On the Words of the Gospel, John ix. 4 and 31, "We must Work the Works of Him that Sent Me," Etc. Against the Arians. And
On the Same Lesson of the Gospel, John ix. , on the Giving Sight to the Man that was Born Blind.
A Pressed Man Yielding to Christ
But Jesus told them, "I will be with you only a little longer. Then I will return to the one who sent me.
Jesus replied, "There are twelve hours of daylight every day. During the day people can walk safely. They can see because they have the light of this world.
Jesus replied, "My light will shine for you just a little longer. Walk in the light while you can, so the darkness will not overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness cannot see where they are going.
Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone--especially to those in the family of faith.
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