Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

John 9:5

    John 9:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    When I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    When I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

    World English Bible

    While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    When I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 9:5

    I am the light of the world - Like the sun, it is my business to dispense light and heat every where; and to neglect no opportunity that may offer to enlighten and save the bodies and souls of men. See John 8:12.

    Barnes' Notes on John 9:5

    As long as I am in the world ... - As the sun is the natural light of the world, even while it sinks away to the west, so am I, although my days are drawing to a close, the light of the spiritual world. What a sublime description is this! Jesus occupied the same place, filled the same space, shed his beams as far, in the moral world, as the sun does on natural objects; and as all is dark when that sun sinks to the west, so when he withdraws from the souls of men all is midnight and gloom. When we look on the sun in the firmament or in the west, let us remember that such is the great Sun of Righteousness in regard to our souls; that his shining is as necessary, and his beams as mild and lovely on the soul, as is the shining of the natural sun to illumine the material creation. See the notes at John 1:4.

    Wesley's Notes on John 9:5

    9:5 I am the light of the world - I teach men inwardly by my Spirit, and outwardly by my preaching, what is the will of God; and I show them, by my example, how they must do it.
    Book: John