Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Day » 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, Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 4  I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.


Cross References

John 12:35

Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walks in darkness knows not where he goes.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, where you go.

John 4:34

Jesus said unto them, My food is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

Galatians 6:10

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Isaiah 38:18-19

For the grave cannot praise you, death can not celebrate you: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for your truth.

Luke 13:32-34

And he said unto them, Go, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out demons, and I perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be finished.

John 5:19

Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for whatsoever things he does, these also does the Son likewise.

John 5:36

But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father has given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father has sent me.

John 10:32

Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me?

John 10:37

If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

John 11:9-10

Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walks in the day, he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this world.

John 17:4

I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which you gave me to do.

Acts 4:20

For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

Ephesians 5:16

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Colossians 4:5

Walk in wisdom toward them that are outsiders, redeeming the time.

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