New American Standard Bible
"While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light." These things Jesus spoke, and He went away and hid Himself from them.
King James Bible
While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
Darby Bible Translation
While ye have the light, believe in the light, that ye may become sons of light. Jesus said these things, and going away hid himself from them.
World English Bible
While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become children of light." Jesus said these things, and he departed and hid himself from them.
Young's Literal Translation
while ye have the light, believe in the light, that sons of light ye may become.' These things spake Jesus, and having gone away, he was hid from them,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
While ye have light - This implied two things:
1. that he was the light, or was the Messiah.
2. that he was soon to be taken away by death.
In this manner he answered their question - not directly, but in a way to convey the truth to their minds, and at the same time to administer to them a useful admonition. Jesus never aroused the prejudices of men unnecessarily, yet he never shrank from declaring to them the truth in some way, however unpalatable it might be.
Believe in the light - That is, in the Messiah, who is the light of the world.
That ye may be the children ... - That ye may be the friends and followers of the Messiah. See the notes at Matthew 1:1. Compare John 8:12; Ephesians 5:8; "Now are ye light in the Lord; walk as children of light."
LibrarySeptember 8 Evening
Christ the firstfruits.--I COR. 15:23. Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.--If the firstfruit be holy the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.--Now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.--If we have been planted together in the likeness of his death we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.--The Lord Jesus Christ . . . shall change our vile …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
February 29 Morning
A Parting Warning
The Praise of Men.
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
"And his master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."
Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.
But though He had performed so many signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him.
"I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.
for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light
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