John 9:5
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English Standard Version
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

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

American Standard Version
When I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

English Revised Version
When I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Webster's Bible Translation
As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Weymouth New Testament
When I am in the world, I am the Light of the world."

John 9:5 Parallel
Vincent's Word Studies

As long as (ὅταν)

More correctly, whensoever. Rev., when. Whether in my incarnation, or before my incarnation, or after it. Compare John 1:4, John 1:10.

The light

See on John 8:12. The article is wanting. Westcott says, "Christ is 'light to the world,' as well as 'the one Light of the world.' The character is unchangeable, but the display of the character varies with the occasion."

John 9:5 Parallel Commentaries

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John 1:4-9 In him was life; and the life was the light of men...

John 3:19-21 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light...

John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness...

John 12:35,36,46 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come on you...

Isaiah 42:6,7 I the LORD have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and give you for a covenant of the people...

Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel...

Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you...

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth...

Matthew 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

Luke 2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.

Acts 13:47 For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a light of the Gentiles...

Acts 26:18,23 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it...

I am. Our Lord here claims one of the titles given by the Jews to the Divine Being. So in Bammidbar Rabba, 

John 9:15 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said to them, He put clay on my eyes, and I washed...

, fol.

229:1, 'The Israelites said to God, O Lord of the universe, thou commandest us to light lamps to thee, yet thou art the light of the world.' It was also a title of the Messiah (see Isa.


60:1;) and in a remarkable passage of Yalkut Rubeni, fol.

6, it is said on Ge.

John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

, 'From this we learn that the holy and blessed God saw the light of the Messiah, and his works, before the world was created; and reserved it for the Messiah, and his generation, under the throne of his glory. Satan said to the holy and blessed God, For whom dost thou reserve that light which is under the throne of thy glory? God answered, For him who shall subdue thee, and overwhelm thee with confusion. Satan rejoined, Lord of the universe, shew that person to me. God said, Come, and see him. When he saw him, he was greatly agitated, and fell upon his face, saying, Truly this is the Messiah, who shall cast me and idolaters into hell.'

Cross References
Matthew 5:14
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

John 1:4
In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

John 3:19
And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.

John 8:12
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

John 12:46
I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.

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