New Living Translation
Put your trust in the light while there is still time; then you will become children of the light." After saying these things, Jesus went away and was hidden 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:36 The children of light - The children of God, wise, holy, happy.
LibraryJune 12. "We Would See Jesus" (John xii. 21).
"We would see Jesus" (John xii. 21). Glory to Him for all the things laid up for us in the days to come. Glory to Him for all the visions of service in the future; the opportunities of doing good that are far away as well as close at hand. Our Saviour was able to despise the cross for the joy that was before Him. Let us look up to Him, and rise up to Him till we get on high and are able to look out from the mount of vision over all the land of far distances. There shall not a single thing come to …
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"You are the light of the world--like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.
"The rich man had to admire the dishonest rascal for being so shrewd. And it is true that the children of this world are more shrewd in dealing with the world around them than are the children of the light.
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, "I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life."
At that point they picked up stones to throw at him. But Jesus was hidden from them and left the Temple.
But despite all the miraculous signs Jesus had done, most of the people still did not believe in him.
I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.
For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!
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