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John 11:9-10

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11:9 Jesus replied, 1  “Are there not twelve hours in a day? If anyone walks around in the daytime, he does not stumble, 2  because he sees the light of this world. 3  11:10 But if anyone walks around at night, 4  he stumbles, 5  because the light is not in him.”

1 tn Grk “Jesus answered.”

2 tn Or “he does not trip.”

3 sn What is the light of this world? On one level, of course, it refers to the sun, but the reader of John’s Gospel would recall 8:12 and understand Jesus’ symbolic reference to himself as the light of the world. There is only a limited time left (Are there not twelve hours in a day?) until the Light will be withdrawn (until Jesus returns to the Father) and the one who walks around in the dark will trip and fall (compare the departure of Judas by night in 13:30).

4 tn Grk “in the night.”

5 tn Or “he trips.”



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