Parallel Verses

Amplified

We must work the works of Him Who sent Me and be busy with His business while it is daylight; night is coming on, when no man can work.

New American Standard Bible

"We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.

King James Version

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

Holman Bible

We must do the works of Him who sent Me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work.

International Standard Version

I must do the work of the one who sent me while it is day. Night is approaching, when no one can work.

A Conservative Version

I must work the works of him who sent me while it is day. Night comes when no man can work.

American Standard Version

We must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

An Understandable Version

While it is still daytime we must perform the acts of God, who sent me. Nighttime is coming, when no one can act.

Anderson New Testament

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day; the night comes, when no man can work.

Bible in Basic English

While it is day we have to do the works of him who sent me: the night comes when no work may be done.

Common New Testament

we must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day. Night is coming, when no one can work.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I must perform the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night is coming, when no man can work.

Darby 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.

Godbey New Testament

It behooveth us to work the works of Him that sent us, while it is day: the night comes, when no one is able to work.

Goodspeed New Testament

We must carry on the work of him who has sent me while the daylight lasts. Night is coming, when no one can do any work.

John Wesley New Testament

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day; the night is coming, when no man can work.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

It is expedient that I do the works of him that sent me while it is day; the night comes, when no one can work.

Julia Smith Translation

I must work the works of him having sent me, while it is day: night comes, when none can work.

King James 2000

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work.

Lexham Expanded Bible

It is necessary [for] us to do the deeds of the one who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work!

Modern King James verseion

I must work the works of Him who sent Me, while it is day. Night comes when no man can work.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day. The night cometh, when no man can work.

Moffatt New Testament

While daylight lasts, we must be busy with the work of God: night comes, when no one can do any work.

Montgomery New Testament

"I must work the works of him that sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no man can work.

NET Bible

We must perform the deeds of the one who sent me as long as it is daytime. Night is coming when no one can work.

New Heart English Bible

We must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work.

Noyes New Testament

We must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day; the night is coming, when no one can work.

Sawyer New Testament

I must perform the works of him that sent me, while it is day; night comes when no man can work.

The Emphasized Bible

We must needs be working the works of him that sent me, while it is, day: There cometh a night, when, no one, can work.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night is coming, when no man can work.

Twentieth Century New Testament

We must do the work of him who sent me, while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.

Webster

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh when no man can work.

Weymouth New Testament

We must do the works of Him who sent me while there is daylight. Night is coming on, when no one can work.

Williams New Testament

We must continue to do the works of Him who sent me while it is daylight. Night is coming when no one can do any 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.

Worrell New Testament

We must work the works of Him Who sent Me, while it is day. Night is coming, when no one can work.

Worsley New Testament

I must perform the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night is coming, when no man can work.

Youngs 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: --

Themes

Activity » Christ's zeal » General references to

Blindness » The miraculous healing of a man born blind

Christ » Words of characteristics of » Works of

Christ » Mediator » Messenger

Christ » Divinity of Christ of God, universal » Zeal of

Christ » Christ's zeal » Activity » The Call of Duty » To work while the day lasted

Christ's » Presence, in » Task

Days » The time for labor

death » Preparation for

death » Christ conqueror of » Preparation for

death » Nearness of » Preparation for

natural Death » Motive » Diligence

Diligence » Required in the service of God

Duty » Pressure of » It urges to haste

Fervour » Christ's zeal » General references to

Imperative call » Christ felt the imperative call of duty » He must work while the day lasted

Jesus Christ » Jesus Christ doing the will of God the father

Light, spiritual » Believers' duty performed in » Working

divine Messenger » Christ

the Miracles of Christ » The blind restored to sight

Night » Used figuratively

Night » Illustrative of » death

Night » Unsuitable for labor

Opportunity » Judgment according to » Seizing

Pressure of duty » It urges to haste

Readiness » For death » Preparation for

Siloam » Jesus directs the blind man whom he had healed to wash in

Spiritual » Believers' duties performed in the light » Working

Will of God » Jesus Christ doing the will of God the father

Wonderful » Works of God » Works of Christ

Works » Christ's

Zeal » Christ's » General references to

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I
ἐμέ 
Eme 
me, I, my, myself
Usage: 26

δεῖ 
Dei 
Usage: 72

ἐργάζομαι 
Ergazomai 
Usage: 28

the works
ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

πέμπω 
Pempo 
Usage: 39

me
μέ 
me 
me, I, my, not tr
Usage: 122

ἕως 
heos 
till, unto, until, to, till 9,
Usage: 74

it is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

day
ἡμέρα 
hemera 
day, daily 9, time, not tr,
Usage: 287

the night
νύξ 
Nux 
Usage: 52

ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

ὅτε ὅτε ἥτε τοτε 
Hote 
Usage: 86

no man
οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

can
δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

References

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Images John 9:4

Prayers for John 9:4

Context Readings

A Man Born Blind Is Given Sight

3 Jesus answered, It was not that this man or his parents sinned, but he was born blind in order that the workings of God should be manifested (displayed and illustrated) in him. 4 We must work the works of Him Who sent Me and be busy with His business while it is daylight; night is coming on, when no man can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the world's Light.


Cross References

John 12:35

So Jesus said to them, You will have the Light only a little while longer. Walk while you have the Light [keep on living by it], so that darkness may not overtake and overcome you. He who walks about in the dark does not know where he goes [he is drifting].

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the place of the dead), where you are going.

John 4:34

Jesus said to them, My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him Who sent Me and to accomplish and completely finish His work.

Galatians 6:10

So then, as occasion and opportunity open up to us, let us do good [ morally] to all people [not only being useful or profitable to them, but also doing what is for their spiritual good and advantage]. Be mindful to be a blessing, especially to those of the household of faith [those who belong to God's family with you, the believers].

Isaiah 38:18-19

For Sheol (the place of the dead) cannot confess and reach out the hand to You, death cannot praise and rejoice in You; they who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness [to Your promises; their probation is at an end, their destiny is sealed].

Luke 13:32-34

And He said to them, Go and tell that fox [sly and crafty, skulking and cowardly], Behold, I drive out demons and perform healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish (complete) My course.

John 5:19

So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord); but He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way [in His turn].

John 5:36

But I have as My witness something greater (weightier, higher, better) than that of John; for the works that the Father has appointed Me to accomplish and finish, the very same works that I am now doing, are a witness and proof that the Father has sent Me.

John 10:32

Jesus said to them, My Father has enabled Me to do many good deeds. [I have shown many acts of mercy in your presence.] For which of these do you mean to stone Me?

John 10:37

If I am not doing the works [performing the deeds] of My Father, then do not believe Me [do not adhere to Me and trust Me and rely on Me].

John 11:9-10

Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? Anyone who walks about in the daytime does not stumble, because he sees [by] the light of this world.

John 17:4

I have glorified You down here on the earth by completing the work that You gave Me to do.

Acts 4:20

But we [ourselves] cannot help telling what we have seen and heard.

Ephesians 5:16

Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.

Colossians 4:5

Behave yourselves wisely [living prudently and with discretion] in your relations with those of the outside world (the non-Christians), making the very most of the time and seizing (buying up) the opportunity.

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