John 9:4

9:4 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.

John 11:10

11:10 But if anyone walks around at night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”

John 13:30

13:30 Judas took the piece of bread and went out immediately. (Now it was night.)


tn Grk “We must work the works.”

tn Or “of him who sent me” (God).

tn Or “while.”

tn Grk “in the night.”

tn Or “he trips.”

tn Grk “That one”; the referent (Judas) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

sn Now it was night is a parenthetical note by the author. The comment is more than just a time indicator, however. With the departure of Judas to set in motion the betrayal, arrest, trials, crucifixion, and death of Jesus, daytime is over and night has come (see John 9:5; 11:9-10; 12:35-36). Judas had become one of those who walked by night and stumbled, because the light was not in him (11:10).