Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

John 9:5


As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 1 


Isa 42:6,7; Isa 49:6; Isa 60:1-3; Mal 4:2; Mt 4:16; Lu 2:32; Joh 1:4-9; Joh 3:19-21; Joh 8:12; Joh 12:35,36,46; Ac 13:47; Ac 26:18,23; Eph 5:14; Re 21:23

NET © Notes

sn Jesus’ statement I am the light of the world connects the present account with 8:12. Here (seen more clearly than at 8:12) it is obvious what the author sees as the significance of Jesus’ statement. “Light” is not a metaphysical definition of the person of Jesus but a description of his effect on the world, forcing everyone in the world to ‘choose up sides’ for or against him (cf. 3:19-21).

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